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.
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.
Identifying and underwriting potential development sites
Creating the right capital structure and how/where to raise capital
Designing projects that are economically viable, functional, and attractive
Selecting the right organizational structure and getting your paperwork right
How to underwrite a deal, from financial projections to zoning to market analysis
Selecting a General Contractor and best practices for construction