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What to Expect:

  • eBooks

    Includes the eBook for each chapter of ADU

  • Videos

    Includes a video session for each lesson.

  • Bonus Materials

    Additional assets and tools to help your implementation of what you are learning.

  • Quizzes

    Includes a short quiz after each lesson to further your understanding.

E-Books Included:

Course curriculum

  • 1

    1 - Introduction

    • Welcome to Apartment Developer University!

    • eBook: The Future Apartment Developer

    • Lesson 1: The Fundamentals of Apartment Development

    • Quiz 1

    • Lesson 2: The Big Question & Joint Ventures (JVs)

    • Quiz 2

    • Lesson 3: Feasibility Study

    • Feasibility Study Table of Contents

    • Quiz 3

    • Lesson 4: Profit Measurements and Rental Development Pro Forma

    • Quiz 4

    • Lesson 5: Strategic Marketing and Operating Plan

    • Marketing & Operation Plan Table of Contents

    • Quiz 5

  • 2

    2 - Land Acquisition

    • eBook : Finding and Acquiring Land for Apartment Development

    • Lesson 1 : Where to Look for Land

    • Sample Land Flyers

    • Quiz 1

    • Lesson 2 : Site Selection

    • Schedule Overview - an introduction to scheduling

    • Quiz 2

    • Lesson 3: Preliminary Due Diligence

    • Quiz 3

    • Lesson 4 : Contract and Comparables

    • Land Letter of Intent (LOI) Sample

    • Offer to Purchase and Interim Agreement Sample

    • Quiz 4

    • Lesson 5: Approvals & Closing

    • Quiz 5

  • 3

    3 - Feasibility Research

    • eBook: The Feasibility Study Determines the Apartment You Build

    • Lesson 1: Building the Right Apartment in the Right Location

    • Demonstration of a Feasibility Study

    • Quiz 1

    • Lesson 2: Building the Right Apartment in the Right Location- Pt2

    • Quiz 2

    • Lesson 3: The Sub-metering Industry and its Benefits

    • Quiz 3

    • Sub-Metering: Smart and Sustainable - New Rental Construction - Wyse Meter Solutions

    • Lesson 4: The Determining Factor of Rent Pricings

    • How Much Can I Charge In Rent?

    • Comps - Primary and Secondary Analysis

    • Sample Comp Sheet

    • Quiz 4

  • 4

    4 - Intensification

    • eBook: Intensifying Existing Developments with Apartments

    • Lesson 1: Intensifying Existing Developments

    • Quiz 1

    • Lesson 2: Retail Intensifications

    • Examples of Retail Intensification

    • Quiz 2

    • Lesson 3: Three Steps for Starting Land Development

    • What Makes a Good Rental Site?

    • Additional Intensification Examples

    • Quiz 3

    • Lesson 4: Residential Conversions for a Post-Pandemic Paradigm

    • Quiz 4

    • Lesson 5: Successful Conversions

    • Quiz 5

  • 5

    5 - Financial Feasibility

    • eBook: A Field Guide to Rental Apartment Development By The Numbers

    • Lesson 1: Financial Model for Rental Apartments

    • Quiz 1

    • Lesson 2: Financial Modelling

    • Quiz 2

  • 6

    6 - Financing

    • eBook: Finding Money to Build Apartments

    • Lesson 1: Fundamental Concepts of Financing Projects

    • Quiz 1

    • Lesson 2: Financial Risks and Factors

    • Quiz 2

    • Lesson 3: Divergent Development Scenarios

    • Quiz 3

    • Lesson 4:Financing Options for Development

    • Quiz 4

  • 7

    7 - Rents

    • eBook: The Four Factors That Drive Rent

    • Lesson 1: The Importance of Rents

    • Quiz 1

    • Lesson 2: Identifying and Analyzing Comparables

    • Sample Rent Comparisons and Analysis

    • Quiz 2

    • Lesson 3: The Role of Amenities in Rental Apartments

    • Sample Amenities

    • Quiz 3

  • 8

    8 - Marketing

    • eBook: Writing and Executing the Marketing Plan

    • Lesson 1: Marketing Strategy

    • Quiz 1

    • Lesson 2: Finding your Target Market

    • Quiz 2

    • Lesson 3: Diverse Marketing Tools

    • Quiz 3

    • Lesson 4: Diverse Sources of Traffic

    • Quiz 4

  • 9

    9 - Lease-Up

    • eBook: Writing and Executing a Sales and Leasing Plan

    • Lesson 1: Leasing Staff Training Materials

    • Quiz 1

    • Lesson 2: From a Salesperson to a Trusted Advisor

    • Quiz 2

    • Lesson 3: Compensation

    • Quiz 3

    • Lesson 4: Traffic Analysis and Prospect Profiles

    • Quiz 4

    • Lesson 5: Closure Tactics

    • Quiz 5

  • 10

    10 - Operating Costs

    • eBook: A Field Guide to Municipal Taxes and Operating Costs

    • Lesson 1: Utility Submetering

    • Quiz 1

    • Sub-Metering: Take Control of Escalating Utility Costs - Wyse Meter Solutions

    • Sub-Metering: Smart and Sustainable - New Rental Construction - Wyse Meter Solutions

    • Lesson 2: Technology Trends for Submetering

    • Quiz 2

    • Sub-Metering White Paper - Embracing Critical Lessons - How Sub-Metering Projects Succeed - Wyse Meter Solutions

    • Sub-Metering: Case Study - Wyse Meter Solutions

    • Introduction to EV Charging - EVSTART

    • EV Charging Solution: Charge into the Future - EVSTART

    • Lesson 3: Property Assessment and Taxation

    • Quiz 3

  • 11

    11 - Architects

    • eBook: Designing Apartments for the Future

    • Lesson 1 : The Principles of Architecture

    • Quiz 1

    • Lesson 2: The Future of Architecture

    • Quiz 2

    • Lesson 3: The Art of Placemaking

    • Quiz 3

  • 12

    12 - Joint Ventures

    • eBook: Building Apartments With a Joint Venture Partner

    • Lesson 1: The Fundamentals of Joint Venture Partnership

    • Quiz 1

    • Lesson 2: Managing General Partner (MGP)

    • Quiz 2

    • Lesson 3: Investor Groups (IG)

    • Quiz 3

    • Lesson 4: Sample Negotiation Items

    • Quiz 4

    • Lesson 5: Progression of a Joint Venture Partner

    • Quiz 5

    • Lesson 6: Financial Structure of a Joint Venture

    • Quiz 6

    • Joint Venture Tools Overview

    • Joint Venture Partnership Structure: Document Framework Sample

    • Joint Venture Discussion: Document Framework Sample

    • Joint Venture Letter of Intent (LOI): Document Framework Sample

    • Joint Venture Agreement: Index Sample

  • 13

    13 - Merchant Apartment Builder

    • eBook: Becoming a Successful Merchant Apartment Builder

    • Lesson 1: Becoming a Successful Merchant Apartment Builder

    • Quiz 1

    • Lesson 2: The Business Plan

    • Quiz 2

    • Lesson 3: Intergenerational Wealth

    • Quiz 3

Who Should Enroll?

  • Developers

  • Financiers

  • Commercial Real Estate Fraternity