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Aug. 21 & 22 Brenham, Texas Mineral, Oil and Property Rights Kurt Stanberry


Course List.  The nine courses that comprise the RLI Land University curriculum are as follows:

 

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Duration

Designation

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Land 101: Fundamentals of Land Brokerage more info>

2 days

ALC, ABR

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Timberland Real Estate Course more info>

2 days

ALC, ABR

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Agricultural Land Brokerage and Marketing more info>

2 days

ALC

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Land Development more info>

2 days

ALC

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Site Selection   more info>

3 days

ALC

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Land Investment Analysis *  more info>

3 days

ALC

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Creative Land Planning   more info>

2 days

ALC

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Transitional Land   more info>

2 days

ALC

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Tax Deferred 1031 Exchanges * more info>

2 days

ALC

 


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Denotes which course is required to attain the ALC Designation.

  

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Land 101: Fundamentals of Land Brokerage


In this introduction to the specialty, students learn the basics of land brokerage, such as: the various types of land; the land brokerage process; the importance of the 1031 tax-deferred exchange and how to use it; how to determine market value; what property rights and restrictions are involved; subdivisions and assemblage. The environmental and regulatory issues that land brokers must know and be ready to deal with are also stressed. *This course is required to attain the ALC designation.
 

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Dates and Locations:  Visit www.rliland.com to see where and when the Land 101 course is being offered, as well as to obtain more course specific information.   

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Timberland Real Estate Course


Everything needed to successfully conduct timberland transactions is included in this course. Whether a seasoned land professional or a commercial/residential agent looking to expand their business by taking on new clients, this timberland course is a worthwhile investment.
 

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Dates and Locations:  Visit www.rliland.com to see where and when the Timberland Real Estate Course is being offered, as well as to obtain more course specific information.   

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Agricultural Land Brokerage and Marketing


Agricultural investment land in the United States is an estimated trillion-dollar market. To help students tap it, this in-depth course will explain: market forces that impact the value of agricultural land; importance of soils and how they determine the highest and best use of the land; why land is an investment that attracts investors from around the world; how to analyze income potential and estimate probable selling prices and costs; and how to market properties through online, print and electronic media, and RLI marketing sessions.
 

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Dates and Locations:  Visit www.rliland.com to see where and when the AgLand course is being offered, as well as to obtain more course specific information.   

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Land Development


In this course, students learn how to analyze, subdivide and market tracts of land to determine: maximum 1 allowable density, optimum configuration, and the market demand for sites and subdivided lots, with and without in-place infrastructure. Other aspects are also addressed, such as: how to obtain entitlement, permitting and financing. Students will also learn how to create marketing and promotional plans.
 

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Dates and Locations:  Visit www.rliland.com to see where and when the Land Development course is being offered.   

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Site Selection


To determine what sites would best suit a particular company, land professionals need to be able to expertly analyze sites to determine their best use. This course helps them learn the principals of demographic growth trends and to project demand for development land. Students receive at least ten new sources of site information and the contact information for hundreds of retailers. They can use this knowledge and these practical resources immediately to find the best sites for clients—and increase income.
 

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Dates and Locations:  Visit www.rliland.com to see where and when the Site Selection course is being offered, as well as to obtain more course specific information.   

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Land Investment Analysis


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 skills taught 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 2 acquisition technique. Students are provided spreadsheet templates for analyzing case studies. Note: Students are required to bring a portable computer to the class sessions. *An investment analysis course is required to attain the ALC designation.
 

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Dates and Locations:  Visit www.rliland.com to see where and when the Land Investment Analysis course is being offered, as well as to obtain more course specific information.   

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Creative Land Planning


Obstacles in a transaction can sometimes seem so insurmountable that success looks all but impossible. In this course, students discover how to turn those constraints into opportunities—and profits. They learn how to determine the optimum use for sites and to develop a model plan. Also taught are skills to work effectively with governmental zoning and planning boards and neighborhood groups to build consensus. By the end of the course, students will understand a project from the builder’s and developer’s points of view, and how to better work with them as well. Students will also learn about "neo-traditional" and the impact design has on profitability.
 

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Dates and Locations:  Visit www.rliland.com to see where and when the Creative Land Planning course is being offered, as well as to obtain more course specific information.   

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Transitional Land


Land in transition is everywhere: agricultural land is being converted into recreational uses and urban brownfields into commercial and residential uses, just to name a few. This course helps land professionals analyze options and determine the optimum use of a property by learning about financial aspects; physical considerations; and governmental, legal and 3 economic factors that impact land in transition. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to package transitional land for sale and develop a plan that addresses market segmentation, seller counseling and property marketing.
 

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Dates and Locations:  Visit www.rliland.com to see where and when the Transitional Land course is being offered, as well as to obtain more course specific information.

 

TAX COURSES
Either of these courses fulfills the ALC designation tax course requirement.  

Tax Deferred 1031 Exchanges


Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 like-kind exchange is one of the most useful tools for helping clients sell appreciated business, farm and investment real estate. In this course, students learn how one property can be sold and a replacement property purchased without incurring any federal income taxes on the sale. Federal tax rules are closely reviewed so students can recognize exchange situations and learn how to explain to clients the tax-saving benefits of the 1031 exchange. Also addressed are delayed exchanges and how the installment sale of relinquished property may qualify in a transaction to acquire replacement property.

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