Real Estate Development 101 for Board Members


March 25, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
April 8, 2017
9:00am- 4:00pm


The Non Profit Center
89 South Street
Boston, MA 02111


Mat Thall

This two-session course will focus on how CDC Board members and other volunteers can and should engage in the real estate development work of their CDCs. It will provide tools for Board members to understand the CDC’s portfolio of completed developments and evaluate the organization’s planned development. The basics of real estate development financing and budgets will be reviewed as well as the life-cycle of a real estate development from the initial selection of a project through planning and building the project to operating the development to serve the occupants and further the CDC’s larger community development mission. Essential areas for Board involvement, direction and decision-making will be reviewed as well as best practices to build a strong partnership between Board and CDC staff in pursuing a successful real estate development strategy. Registration is limited to Board members of CDCs and other non-profit development organizations, especially ones with  limited  experience or knowledge of  real estate development.  


Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Mariela Renquist at


Registration fee: 

Single Registration: $175, Group Registration (2 or more): $150 per person

Type of event: 

MKI Training

Learning area: 

Real Estate Development