Real Estate Law and Land Use Policy On-demand

Real Estate Law and Land Use Policy

Real Estate Law and Land Use Policy

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.

Lesson Plans

Module 1

Legal Dimensions of Real Property

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.

Module 2

Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements

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.

Module 3

Transferring Title to Real Property

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. 

Module 4

Debt Financing Transactions

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. 

Module 5

Construction Contracts

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.

Module 6

Commercial Lease Transactions and Lease Default

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.

Module 7

Government Regulation of Land Use

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.

Module 8

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

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.

Education Credits

Education Credits

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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.

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15 AIA/CES Learning Units
16 Professional Development Hours (PDH)
1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Define real property and review real property rights
  • Examine possessory and non-possessory interests in real property
  • Analyze key contractual provisions
  • Examine the use of contractual contingencies to mitigate risk
  • Relate the concept of legal title to real property rights
  • Compare and contrast different types of deeds
  • Discuss construction loans and permanent loans
  • Evaluate remedies available to lenders in the event of default
  • Consider the legal concerns of developers, contractors and lenders
  • Evaluate contractual methods of allocating risks and responsibilities
  • Discuss emerging trends in real estate lease structures
  • Evaluate the legal remedies available in the event of default
  • Evaluate justifications for government intervention in land markets
  • Introduce sources of government authority to regulate the use of land
  • Define PPPs and their role in the real estate sector
  • Evaluate opportunities and challenges involved in PPPs
  • Discuss municipal zoning ordinances and the rezoning process

Tuition & Register

Tuition & Register

Payment for a NAIOP on demand course entitles access for one person only to the course and all materials.

Course Tuition

  • Member: $795
  • Nonmember: $995
  • Developing Leader: $595
  • Student Member: $95
  • Student Nonmember: $145

How to Register

Confirmation

All registrations processed online receive an automatic confirmation. If you register via fax, mail or phone, the confirmation emails will be sent to you after your payment is received and processed. If you do not receive the confirmation emails within two weeks, please contact NAIOP at (703) 904-7100 to verify enrollment.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued.

FAQs

FAQs

What does tuition cover?

Payment for a NAIOP online course entitles access for one person only to the course and all materials.

Is there an online instructor?

Yes, there is a live instructor presenting each class. Students are able and encouraged to engage and interact with the instructor and each other.

How much out-of-class work is required for each course?

Courses offered online require no more than one hour per week of additional work outside of the scheduled class times.

What if I miss a scheduled class?

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.

Do I have to take an exam?

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.

What records are kept of my coursework?

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 education@naiop.org.

What are the computer requirements?

The interactive sessions will be accessed via GoToWebinar.com.

Please use the list below to determine if your computer meets the minimum requirements recommended to participate in the online courses:

To attend on a PC, the following is required:

  • Internet Explorer® 6.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 2.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Windows® 2000, XP, 2003 Server or Vista
  • Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection
  • Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (Recommended) (2 GB of RAM for Windows® Vista)

To attend on a Mac®, the following is required:

  • Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer
  • Safari 3.0 or newer, Firefox 2.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
  • Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection
  • Power PC G4/G5 or Intel processor (521 MB of RAM or better recommended)

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP will need a fast Internet connection, a microphone and speakers (a USB headset is recommended).

Contact Barb Parnarouskis at barbp@naiop.org for more information.