2018 Real Estate Development Seminars

Join us at Woodbury School of Architecture this fall for free workshops brought to you by IR Architects: Ignacio Rodriguez (BArch ’07) & Lauren Rodriguez (BBA ’08).

Six Saturday afternoon workshops will be presented by leading consultants specializing in the Southern California real estate market. The series will be held at Woodbury School of Architecture, Burbank campus from 10am-12pm unless otherwise noted. Topics will cover real estate development and how to leverage an architecture degree in the context of real estate. Workshops are free and open to students, alumni, and professionals.

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Los Angeles

Burbank Campus
7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504


9/15       Ignacio & Lauren Rodriguez, IR Architects 
The Architect’s Role
Leveraging your skills: the architect’s role consists not just of designing and developing the project drawings, but in assembling the right consultant team (engineers, soils engineering, surveyors, etc.) who understand the local environment, in order to expeditiously execute the design. (10am-12pm)

9/22         Santiago Arana, The Agency 
Finding Your Market
Your team should include a top real estate agent who provides insights into market capacities and trends, and helps formulate the project program and direction. Session topics include land value, remodel assets, leasing the property while it gets entitled, and identifying the level of finish needed to maximize profit. (1pm-3pm)

9/29         Jason Somers, Crest Real Estate 
Working with an Expediter
The right expediter will help identify relevant building code limitations and ordinances, future codes that can impact the project, including density bonuses, entitlements, parking, subdivisions, energy, etc., that may affect the success of the project. (10am-12pm)

10/13      Liz Falletta, Falletta Development
Development as Design – School of Business classroom SB210
Projects are examined through the lenses of real estate development, urban planning and design, expanding the context in which these works can be understood, evaluated, and, ultimately, built upon. (10am-12pm)

10/27         Ron Gonen, Real Estate Luxury Homes 
Forming A Project Direction – School of Business classroom SB210
Elevate your knowledge as an architect to recognize the land value and its potential. This session cover topics such as identifying properties, your personal resources as well as your financial and personal capacities, your risk tolerance. (10am-12pm)

11/10       Bruce Schindler, Business Entrepreneur 
Structuring The Deal
The business entrepreneur helps secure funding, identify strategic partners, determine financial feasibility, and drive the value engineering process. (10am-12pm)

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