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Catalyst Real Estate Development Training

The Real Estate Development Training Program is part of Catalyst's larger initiative to offer funding, technical, and educational support to developers and real estate entrepreneurs looking to build and invest in high-quality workforce and affordable multifamily properties located primarily in LMI communities. The training program offers online training courses and one-on-one mentorship, with funding and ongoing support available to graduates of the program. 

The online training is composed of six virtual training modules that focused on each step of the development process, including project selection and underwriting, project financing, legal structure, selecting team members, design considerations, and construction best practices. Participants with real estate projects in progress are able to discuss challenges, specific technical questions, and share experiences throughout the training.

Mentorship and one-on-one coaching is provided by members of the Catalyst team, including Catalyst president Joe Bonora, and other program partners including lawyers, architects, contractors, other developers and bankers. 


Training Courses

The free, virtual training series offered by Catalyst Community Capital features instruction led by  Joseph Bonora and consists of six, approximately 90-minute sessions held virtually. Each session will consist of class material presented by an expert in the field, as well as interactive components and time for questions on the material and/or individuals’ own real estate projects.

Site Selection

Identifying and underwriting potential development sites 

Project Financing

Creating the right capital structure and how/where to raise capital

Smart Design

Designing projects that are economically viable, functional, and attractive

Deal Structure

Selecting the right organizational structure and getting your paperwork right

Due Diligence

How to underwrite a deal, from financial projections to zoning to market analysis


Selecting a General Contractor and best practices for construction 

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