IEDC Real Estate Development and Reuse

Course Description

This course clearly articulates the 8-stage process for real estate development and reuse. Specifically, course participants will learn the fundamentals of market and site analysis, financial feasibility and what political considerations are required to move a development project from conception to realization. Additionally, this course will cover a wide variety of financing tools that are available at the local, regional and state levels, including tax increment financing, bond financing, tax credits, tax abatements, land assembly and brownfield redevelopment. Multiple in-class case studies will be used to help participants work through actual financial and regulatory problems.

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14283 Oct 9, 2014 Oct 10, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, GA $695

Who Should Attend

Economic developers who want to learn market and site analysis

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn about housing, retail, office, industrial, hotel and mixed use development.

  • Understand the regulatory and approval process including zoning and permitting.

  • Assess community involvement and political feasibility.

  • Employ public, private and nonprofit financial modeling.

  • Understand the pro forma operating statement structure.

  • Know property valuation and capitalization rates.

  • Learn about brownfield redevelopment phase structure and liability.

  • Use the request for qualification/proposal process.


  • Overview of the land development process

  • Measuring fiscal and economic impacts

  • The roles of private, public and non-profit sectors

  • Considerations when providing gap financing

  • Local and federal tools and resources

  • An overview of brownfield redevelopment

  • Issuing a request for proposal (RFP) or request for qualifications (RFQ)

Additional Resources

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Leigh Hopkins, AICP