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Advance your career in commercial real estate with NAIOP’s courses and professional development workshops!

NAIOP has developed a series of well-regarded courses that focus on various specialties within commercial real estate and has assembled a faculty of industry experts to lead course sessions and share real-world experiences.

NAIOP courses are based upon core competencies, which are specialized categories of applied skills and established industry practices that are essential to delivering financially successful projects.

By completing four eligible NAIOP Core Courses and two NAIOP Elective courses, participants can earn a CP/CRE Certificate. Learn more about CP/CPRE here.

 

2023 Course Scheduled Offerings (more courses to be announced)

Real Estate Development Fundamentals
February 3 & 10 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom

This two day course is focused on planning and implementing real estate development projects and what it means to be a real estate developer. In this class, students will gain an understanding of the process of real estate development, including a discussion of how inflation is changing some important aspects of development, such as building designs, tenant preferences and lease terms.

Instructor:

Ed Chazen
Senior Lecturer
Boston College, Carroll School of Management

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Commercial Property Acquisition and Sale Due Diligence: Key Issues and Best Practices
March 9 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom

This course will cover the following:  

Defining Due Diligence
Researching Mortgages
Researching the Owner’s Title
Researching a Municipal Building
Factors of Physical Asset
Evaluation of Liabilities
Environmental Issues

This program is eligible for two CEUs for licensed real estate brokers and salespeople: RE67C11: Commercial Brokerage Due Diligence and Marketing in the Sale of Real Estate. 

Instructor:

Robert J. Nahigian, FRICS, SIOR, CRE, MCR
Principal
Auburndale Realty Company

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Introduction to Construction Management
March 24 & 31 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom

In partnership with Wentworth Institute of Technology, NAIOP offers this two day introductory training course on Construction Management (CM), designed exclusively for the real estate professional with little or no prior CM knowledge. The emphasis is placed on best practices and applied processes within the limitations of budgets, schedules and available resources in an environment of both known and unknown risks. Fundamentals of the construction process, the documents involved for each construction phase and the level of control and leadership required of the various stakeholders are also addressed.

Instructor:

Wayne DelPico
Adjunct Faculty
Wentworth Institute of Technology

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Zoning 101
April 28 | 9:00 - 12:00 PM | Zoom

Join NAIOP and professionals from Nutter for a 3-hour seminar intended to review the basics of zoning in Massachusetts, including due diligence traps, the municipal permitting process in Massachusetts as well as in Boston, and what happens when your project approval is appealed. This course will help students to gain an understanding of how to review and apply a zoning ordinance or bylaw; how to be effective in presenting before zoning boards; and how to prepare your project for a smooth review process.

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Real Estate Finance Fundamentals
May 17 & 24 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom

This 2-day course will focus on debt and equity financing of income-producing real property. The course will look at both the private debt and equity markets for real estate finance and the commercial mortgage-backed securities market for debt financing. Recent innovations, such as crowdfunding and EB-5 financing, will also be discussed.

Instructor:

Ed Chazen
Senior Lecturer
Boston College, Carroll School of Management

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Anatomy of a Commercial Building
TBD

The session will be divided into three parts:

  • Architectural design issues, including building envelope, zoning & building codes, vertical transportation, area calculations, parking, and site (the skin and personality of a building)
  • Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection and building control systems (the organs and brain of a building)
  • Structural systems (the skeleton of a building)

Instructor:

Dan Peruzzi, Margulies Perruzzi

Keith Prata, BALA Engineers

David Odeh, Odeh Engineers

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Cleaning Up the Commonwealth: Introduction to Redeveloping Brownfields Sites
September 8 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom

This course will cover:

  • History of brownfields redevelopment in Massachusetts
  • Overview of policies and regulations
  • Due diligence considerations
  • Available incentives and assistance
  • The role of the Licensed Site Professional
  • Development and implementation of site mitigation
  • How to navigate unexpected contamination

Instructors:

Ned Abelson, Director, Goulston & Storrs

Lisa Campe, MPH, LSP, Woodard & Curran

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Advanced Real Estate Finance & Investment Analysis
September 22 & 29 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom

This 2-day course from NAIOP Massachusetts University covers the tools and knowledge necessary to conduct advanced business and financial analysis in real estate transactions. Topics include: analyzing financial aspects of an office lease; underwriting and structuring construction loans and permanent mortgages; structuring a joint venture and estimating returns to each partner; and, how to restructure non-performing loans and exit a troubled joint venture.

Instructor:

Ed Chazen
Senior Lecturer
Boston College, Carroll School of Management

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Logistics and Supply Chain Industrial Issues in CRE

October 5 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom

Over the last few years, dramatic changes have affected the entire logistics and supply chain process. East coast ports have experienced tremendous growth while material shortages and increased costs continue to plague commercial real estate development projects. What are the projected long-term impacts on retail and industrial tenants? How should end users and developers be planning? And how will this impact future growth and rent negotiations?

The seminar explores the four modes of logistics, and new metrics being employed by companies to benefit the “bottom line.”

Instructor:

Robert J. Nahigian, FRICS, SIOR, CRE, MCR
Principal
Auburndale Realty Company

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Navigating the Permitting Maze: A Crash Course on Permitting in Massachusetts
October 25 & 27 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Zoom

What does it take to successfully navigate a development project through the permitting process? Find out at this virtual in-depth educational workshop (over the course of two half-days) where some of the real estate industry's foremost experts will provide a close look at the ins and outs of environmental review and permitting in Massachusetts.

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