Real Estate Development Boot Camp

2024 Rural-Focused Boot Camp Overview
Registration is now open for CEDAM’s Rural Real Estate Development Boot Camp! 

May 8 – Virtual Kick-off

June 4-7 – In-person at Crystal Mountain

June 20 – Virtual final presentations 

Registration is closed.

2024 Core Boot Camp Overview

CEDAM’s Core Boot Camp will focus on developing affordable housing in urban and suburban contexts. Our 2024 training will take place in Grand Rapids September 16-20. More information coming soon! Registration will open in June 2024. 

Boot Camp Overview

CEDAM’s Real Estate Development Boot Camp is a multi-part training program designed to give you the tools needed to develop affordable housing in your community. From rising construction costs to new funding sources, our training curriculum is updated each year to provide context around the current real estate development landscape in Michigan. We bring in experienced speakers from across the state and country to discuss practical applications of this work and help you create important connections. 

We welcome anyone to register for this training who is interested in understanding the development process, however, the training curriculum is geared toward helping participants move their community-focused real estate development projects forward. We encourage all participants to bring a potential project (whether it be a potential site or building, or even just an idea) to the training. 

Our target audience is:

  • Community members who are interested in revitalizing their community through small-scale development projects
  • Nonprofit housing development staff who may be seeking to actualize a range of housing and community development projects utilizing LIHTC or other sources.

Our secondary target audience is:

  • City staff officials, community partners, foundations, or others who may be involved in the development process in some capacity

Whether you are new to the field or need a refresher on the basics, this training is for you! Those who join the training and do not have a potential project will have the opportunity to collaborate with those who do when we apply our learning through a final project pitch to funders. 

This is a fast-paced, hands-on training program. Because capacity is limited for the training and demand is high, registrants must commit to being active participants and be available to attend all of part 1 and part 2 (one track only) dates. 

If you have any questions please contact Sandy Pearson, Director of Communications and Training.


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