This seminar is designed for attorneys, owners, presidents, vice presidents, project managers, real estate agents and brokers, business owners and managers, zoning board members, surveyors, architects, engineers, developers and commercial lending professionals.
This seminar examines the current state of commercial development.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Considerations Common To Residential/Retail/Office Projects
• How Financing Influences The Project
• Title Insurance Concerns
• Development Trends And Issues
• A Roundtable Discussion Of Development Issues
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
II. Considerations Common To Residential/Retail/Office Projects
A. Assembling And Organizing The Development Team
B. Objectives To Form Of Entity
C. Structure In The Contract
D. Zoning/Land Use
F. Site Suitability (Soil And Environmental Concerns)
G. Do You Have All Of The Needed Governmental Permits?
H. Other Due Diligence Concerns
I. Increased Use Of Ground Leasing
10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
III. How Financing Influences The Project
A. Overview Of Current Commercial Market In Financing Projects
B. Does The Project Fit The Market?
C. Institutional Acceptance: Who Finances Me Out?
D. Underwriting: Do The Numbers Work?
E. Alternatives To Conventional Financing
F. Paying Attention To The Details: Lender Concerns
G. Market Influences On Development Financing
11:50 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:50 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
IV. Title Insurance Concerns
A. Entity Issues
B. Early Commencement Of Construction
C. Available Endorsements
D. How Important Is A Zoning Endorsement?
E. Insurance vs. Legal Opinions
F. Title Companies’ Increased Role As Escrow Agent
G. Drafting Of Restrictions, Covenants And Easements
2:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
V. Development Trends And Issues
A. Overview Of Retail Development Trends And Issues
B. Retail Industry Review
C. Current Trends In Retail Development
D. Current Environment Of Debt And Equity Markets For Retail Developments
E. Municipal And Regulatory Issue For Developers And Retailers
F. Current Issues In Retail Leasing
3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
3:25 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. A Roundtable Discussion Of Development Issues
A. Standardized Documents And Securitized Loans
B. The Interaction Of In-House Attorneys Vis-A-Vis Private Practice Counsel
C. Conflict Of Interest Issues
D. Conservation Easements
E. Wetlands Issues
F. Checklists vs. Reality
G. Economic Downturns And The Bankrupt Tenant