Course Description

New working environments and the arrival of flexible workspace has changed the way commercial real estate professionals evaluate office building development projects. This course immerses you in the development of a suburban office building during two 90-minute online sessions.

Using a case study, you will explore office building development from the proposal through the completed project and financials. The case study is structured on the Real Estate Development Matrix developed by Daniel Kohlhepp, Ph.D., of the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

You will also learn to utilize the CCIM Development Specialty Track’s Direct Cap & Spread Analysis process, as well as the Maximum Building Size Estimator and the Retail and Office Proforma. All spreadsheets will be available for you to use in your own work after the course.

While the course is designed as an elective within the CCIM Development Specialty Track, there are no restrictions on who can attend.  Students need only the desire to further their knowledge and practice of real estate development.



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Walter Clements, CCIM Instructor

Walt Clements

Walt Clements, CCIM, is President of Acquisitions at Clements Realty Advisors in Highland Park, Ill. During his 40 years in commercial real estate, Clements has become an expert in commercial real estate properties including development, industrial, and land.

Clements has been a CCIM Institute instructor since 1980 and is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver. He previously has taught as an Associate Professor and Director of the Lewis White Real Estate Center for the University of Missouri – Kansas City from 2008 through 2014.

Clements was recognized as Instructor of the Year in 1990 by Institute faculty. He also received the CCIM People’s Choice Award for teaching excellence in 1992, and was honored with  name endowed scholarships for real estate for the Kansas City CCIM Chapter in 2013 and UMKC in 2012.

Clements earned his associate’s degree  in real estate from University of Michigan, bachelor’s degree in real estate from Central Michigan University, and his master’s degree in real estate and construction management from University of Denver.

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