Building a Foundation
A Practical Educational Opportunity in an Intimate Setting
Building a Foundation is a practical and engaging educational course designed to introduce participants to the essential components of completing a successful development project. The nine-session curriculum is taught by an interdisciplinary faculty of leading industry professionals who will guide participants through the development process with materials, research, and case studies drawn from the instructors’ own professional experience.
Participants will gain new insights into real estate development and will build their own network of real estate professionals through the small class size and relaxed, intimate setting of the program. As an added bonus, all participants will qualify for continuing real estate education credits!
Sessions are held on Fridays from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the office of the instructor. Lunch is provided!
Building a Foundation is chaired by Lisa Thiel, Stahl Construction.
- $250 for ULI members
- $350 for non-members
Price includes all 8 sessions. Individual sessions are not available.
- ULI Real Estate Development: Principles and Process textbook ($99.95 value)
- Course work guide
- Real Estate continuing education credits for each class
- Nine monthly sessions held at the industry leader’s office from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM including lunch (typically Downtown Minneapolis)
- Graduation tour of a recent noteworthy real estate development
Sep. 21, 2018: Managing the Development Process
Tony Barranco, VP of Development, Ryan Companies
Oct. 26, 2018: Land Use Law and Entitlements
Jay Lindgren, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Nov. 16, 2018: Design and Site Planning
Geoff Martin, Senior Landscape Architect, Kimley-Horn
John Slack, Senior Landscape Architect/Urban Designer, Perkins + Will
Bob Loken, Vice President, ESG Architects
Dec. 6, 2018: Networking Happy Hour
Jan. 18, 2019: Feasibility Analysis
Colleen Carey, Founder/President, The Cornerstone Group
Feb. 15, 2019: Construction
Bartlett “Bake” Baker, Executive VP/Director of Preconstruction Services, McGough Companies
Mar. 15, 2019: Capital Markets and Project Financing
Peter Austin, VP Director of Finance, Kelly Brothers
Apr. 19, 2019: Real Estate Law – Key Deal Points and Potential Traps
Peter Berrie, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
May 17, 2019: Asset Management
Kjersten Jaeb, General Manager, Campbell Mithun Tower
Jun. 13, 2019: Graduation Tour and Happy Hour