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Real Estate Law and Land Use Policy
8 Week Course
Location: Your Office
Real Estate Law and Land Use Policy is a survey course designed to familiarize students with many of the legal issues commercial real estate practitioners deal with on a regular basis. It provides an overview of the so-called “bundle of rights” associated with real estate ownership, as well as a thorough analysis of the contractual agreements used to create and transfer those rights. Emerging trends in municipal land use regulation and public-private partnerships are also analyzed to help students gain a better understanding of the policy tools government entities rely upon to stimulate, control and tax real estate development. Students completing the course should be in a better position to identify and evaluate potential legal problems involved in complex commercial real estate development and investment transactions.
Charles Schilke, AM, JD, CRE, FRICS
Director and Senior Lecturer for the Edward St. John Real Estate Program
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
(Eastern Standard Time)
In this session, we'll define real property and review real property rights. We'll also examine possessory and non-possessory interests in real property as well as discuss different forms of co-ownership of real property.
Students will review the essential elements of a valid contract and learn how to summarize remedies available in the event of breach of contract. We'll also look at how to analyze key contractual provisions.
This session will relate the concept of legal title to real property rights, compare and contrast different types of deeds, plus delve into the process of voluntarily transferring title.
This week, students will learn how to identify sources of debt financing and review common loan documents. Students will discuss construction loans and permanent loans and explore different types of security interests.
In this session, we'll consider the legal concerns of developers, contractors and lenders. Students will learn to evaluate contractual methods of allocating risks and responsibilities. We'll also discuss the legal relationship between contractors and subcontractors.
This session begins by considering ways commercial real estate leases mitigate risk. Then discussion continues with emerging trends in real estate lease structures and evaluating the legal remedies available in the event of default.
Students will learn how to evaluate justifications for government intervention in land markets. We'll discuss introducing sources of government authority to regulate the use of land as well as municipal zoning ordinances and the rezoning process.
In this final class session, students will learn how to define public-private partnerships (PPPs) and their role in the real estate sector. We'll evaluate opportunities and challenges involved in PPPs and discuss public finance and regulatory tools used in them. We'll discuss public finance and regulatory tools used in PPPs and explore the legal, political and economic implications of PPPs. Students will also have the opportunity to review case studies involving the use of PPPs.
Real Estate Law and Land Use Policy is approved for the following Education Credit:
16 hours credit toward the Certificate of Advanced Study in Commercial Real Estate Development.
15 AIA/CES Learning Units
16 Professional Development Hours (PDH)
1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Payment for a NAIOP online course entitles access for one person only to the course and all materials.
Yes, there is a live instructor presenting each class. Students are able and encouraged to engage and interact with the instructor and each other.
Courses offered online require no more than one hour per week of additional work outside of the scheduled class times.
If a student misses a class, all materials and a recording of each class is posted in the material library for the student to review before the next class. A student must attend a minimum of 75 percent of the classes to receive credit.
Course exams are not required unless you are enrolled as a candidate for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Commercial Real Estate or the Certificate of Advanced Study in Real Estate Finance.
The Center maintains records of all the coursework you complete, as well as optional exam scores, in a confidential transcript. Transcripts are available to candidates upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The interactive sessions will be accessed via GoToWebinar.com.
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Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers (a USB headset is recommended).
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