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Register for January No-Travel Courses
Land Investment Analysis HYBRID Course
Date: January 6 - 31, 2014
Location: Anywhere with access to phone and internet
Time: Self-study, anytime with four optional instructor led phone conferences
Cost: $545 members; $695 non-members; $445 ALCs
Course Summary: Land for investment is big business. In this course, students learn to determine relevant cash flows for origination (purchase/acquisition), operation (rents, income and partial sales), and liquidation (sale/disposition). Other topics covered are: time value of money techniques to analyze cash flows, traditional indicators (ratios, cap rates, cash-on-cash) for investment analysis, and alternative investment analysis as a way to select the most appropriate two acquisition techniques.
*This course counts as 24 contact hours toward earning the Accredited Land Consultant designation.
Course Tools: Computer; HP10bII Financial Calculator; phone for learning conferences; course manual
Course Delivery: This course combines independent study (student's will receive a self-study manual electronically and may print a hard copy if they wish) that is done at any time and at any place with the opportunity to interact with the instructor during FOUR phone lectures held once a week. A PowerPoint will be shown as the phone lectures are being presented in real time by the instructor, Andre J. van Rensburg, ALC. Phone lectures are optional but attendance is highly suggested.
The following are the dates and times of the calls for this session:
Note: RLI does not issue continuing education units. Questions regarding CE credits should be directed to the organization issuing the credits i.e. a local or state board.
About the Instructor: Andre J. van Rensburg, ALC, is president of Prudential Commercial Real Estate in Jacksonville, Florida. Van Rensburg specializes in commercial real estate throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. He teaches land and commercial real estate practices and has been a court-appointed appraiser in South Africa. Van Rensburg is a former member of the RLI Education Task Force and was the Chair of the 2012 National Land Conference. He was awarded the 2009 and 2010 RLI Excellence in Education Awards for his outstanding instructional skills and
Essentials of Negotiation ONLINE Course
Date: January 6 - 31, 2014
Location: Anywhere with access to the Internet
Time: Self-Study, anytime
Cost: $445 Members; $595 Non-Members; $345 ALCs
Course Description: This course covers concepts and theories of the psychology of bargaining and negotiation to help you constructively “land the deal.” The dynamics of interpersonal and inter-group conflict and its resolution are shared. Strategies, planning, ethics, finding and using negotiation power, effective communication, cross-cultural negotiations, and best practices will be explored that will lead to productivity.
*This course counts as 16 elective contact hours towards the Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) designation or the ALC Advanced.
About Online Classroom Delivery: The virtual classroom allows for assignments to be posted, for asynchronous interaction with students and the professor, for questions to be posed, and for exams to be completed. Students will have a month to complete this 24/7 on-demand course.
The classroom is easy to negotiate and support will be available 24/7 to assist.
One can complete the course at his/her own rate on demand—anytime. The interaction takes place when one enters the classroom and reads the discussions and responds to others. The assignments are posted per week. However, one does not have to wait to the week that an assignment is due to participate and complete the assignments.
Course Materials: Students will need a computer with high speed internet. No textbook is required. Participants who would like supplemental reading materials may purchase an electronic textbook in the online classroom.
About the Professor: Kurt Stanberry, Esq., has been a professor in the College of Business at the University of Houston-Downtown since 1992. Stanberry is a licensed attorney with a civil practice that includes taxation, business, real estate and estate planning. He is an active speaker for events for CPAs, CFAs, and real estate brokers. He has authored textbooks and published articles in scholarly journals. Stanberry has a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston, an MBA from Temple University, and a BA from Yale University.
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