Educational Programs

Home 5 Financing Programs & Services 5 Educational Programs

TREC Community Investors is proud to offer targeted learning opportunities for those in the community who want to expand their knowledge of real estate. Participants are selected through an application process, and space is limited.

Community Investors powered by TREC

Real Estate Bootcamp

Real Estate Bootcamp is primarily for aspiring real estate developers and organizations seeking a Community Investors loan.

Dive into the development process with our one-of-a-kind, five-part course while building your network in the real estate and development community. Applications are accepted beginning in February, and the annual Spring course is held during April and May.

  • Selected applicants for this course are community members interested in:
  • Learning more about the real estate development process
  • Gaining valuable insight from highly experienced professionals
  • Beginning work on a community-based real estate project
2022 Bootcamp Applications have closed
Real Estate Bootcamp - Details

This highly acclaimed annual program is a five-part virtual course introducing you to the real estate development process. The goal for this class is to share the knowledge and skills necessary to begin bringing your own real estate project to life in a way that creates positive local impact.

The program features case studies, expert panels, and one-on-one coaching to help you understand the essential strategies for success. Course modules are taught directly by experienced development professionals who are members of TREC (The Real Estate Council).

Components of the class include:

  • Development Stages: How to succeed from project conception to leasing and re-sale
  • Key Players: How they are involved and what they do
  • Market Analysis: How to position your project for success
  • Site Suitability Analysis: How to find the right location for your project
  • Financial Feasibility Analysis: How to build a budget, project cash flows, and use simple financial models to test your assumptions
  • Financing: How to secure the debt and equity investments you need

Real Estate Bootcamp is appropriate for individuals at any level, including those who are new to development. The primary qualification is a commitment to complete the program and apply the concepts to benefit underserved neighborhoods in North Texas. Applications are accepted each year beginning in February, and selected students will participate during April and May. Space is limited.

7

Real Estate Bootcamp - FAQs

Who Should Apply?

This course is designed for a range of participants with different levels of knowledge:

  • Aspiring real estate developers
  • Organizations seeking a TREC Community Investors loan (highly encouraged)

To be selected for the program, applicants will need to have a community-impact project in mind before the first session. For some participants, this will mean they arrive with an idea – a concept in search of an ideal location. For others, it may mean a well-thought-out project already in due diligence. As long as you have an idea, this course can give you the basic tools needed to bring it to fruition.

How many people can participate?

The average number of participants in one of our Bootcamps is 50. Due to the unique nature of the program and the one-on-one coaching from development professionals, space is limited. Please submit your application as early as possible.

What are the program dates?

This course runs annually on Saturdays from April to May, and you can click here   to view the current calendar. Participants must commit to attendance at each session. Topics include:

  • April 2, 2022: Introduction to Development
  • April 9, 2022: Site & Market Feasibility
  • April 23, 2022: Financial Feasibility
  • April 30, 2022: Financing and Project Success
  • May 14, 2022: Case Competition
Who teaches the course?

Real Estate Bootcamp is taught directly by experienced development professionals who are members of TREC (The Real Estate Council).

How much does it cost?

There is no charge to participate. All selected applicants will receive a scholarship for the full cost of this course from TREC (The Real Estate Council) and its network of development professionals.

For more information, please contact Community Investment Manager Kawanise Mims.

apply
Applications for the 2022 Class will be available in February 2022.

Real Estate 101 for Nonprofits

For nonprofit leaders and board members responsible for making real estate decisions

Real estate is typically the second largest budget item for nonprofit organizations, and mistakes in this area can be quite costly. That’s why this topic is inevitably a high priority for senior staff members and the board of directors. This five-part course held each Fall includes a series of two-hour workshops designed to educate top decision-makers about the nuances of the real estate development process as it relates to their nonprofits.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY
Real Estate 101 for Nonprofits - Details

This five-part course is offered annually and includes a series of two-hour workshops designed to educate top decision-makers about the nuances of the real estate development process as it relates to their nonprofits.

Components of the class include:

  1. Real Estate Overview: Getting Started and Anticipating “Bumps”
  2. Becoming a Savvy Tenant, Buyer, or Seller
  3. Managing Zoning and Permitting (Bonus Topic: Receiving Gifts of Real Estate)
  4. Lessons Learned from Design and Construction
  5. Pulling it all Together: Source of Funds

apply
The Fall 2021 session will be held August 10, September 14, October 12, November 2, and December 7. (Seats are currently available.)

Applications for Fall 2022 will be available in June 2022.

7

Real Estate 101 for Nonprofits - FAQs

Who Should Apply?

This course is designed for nonprofit leaders, specifically senior-level professionals and board members with responsibility for making real estate decisions. Each organization that completes the program will be recognized on the TREC Community Investors website.

How many people can participate?

Up to two representatives from each organization are eligible to attend program modules. Third-party representatives, such as brokers, are not eligible. Selected attendees must be employees or board members of the registered nonprofit, and space is limited.

What are the program dates?

This course runs annually on Tuesdays from August to December. Participants must commit to attendance at each session. Dates and times are subject to change. Topics include:

  • August 16, 2022: Real Estate Overview: Getting Started and anticipating “Bumps”
  • September 13, 2022: Becoming a Saavy Tenant, Buyer, or Seller
  • October 11, 2022: Managing Zoning and Permitting — Bonus Topic: Receiving Gifts of Rel Estate
  • November 1, 2022: Lessons Learned From Design and Construction
  • December 6, 2022: Pulling It All Together — Source of Funds
Who teaches the course?

The course facilitator and creator is Eliza Solender, president of Solender/Hall, Inc. and a national expert on nonprofit real estate. Certain modules of the class will also include expert panels featuring TREC members from different areas of the commercial real estate industry and nonprofit executives with significant real estate experience.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for the course. It is generously underwritten by Solender/Hall, Inc.

For more information, please contact Community Investment Manager Kawanise Mims.

apply

To learn about past participants of our Real Estate 101 classes, please click here.

Real Estate 101 for Nonprofits is generously supported by Solender/Hall, Inc.