Tue, Mar 23 | Virtual Webinar

Small Developer Seminar

Learn how to build something needed in the place you love
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Small Developer Seminar

Time & Location

Mar 23, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT
Virtual Webinar

About the Event

Do you (or someone you know in your community) want to participate directly in the revitalization of your neighborhood? Do you (or someone you know in your community) want to provide needed housing for your community while creating a successful business? Do you (or someone you know in your community) want to put something nice on a vacant lot but aren’t sure how to do it? Do you know a local developer that is interested in learning more about small-scale development? Do you, as a planner, want to better understand the basics of small-scale development?

Small Developer Seminar: Learn how to build something needed in the place you love.

The Central Section APA is co-sponsoring a “Small Developer Seminar” on March 23, 2021, oriented toward potential small scale developers in central California. This will be a real-talk introduction to the world of property development with practical entry points for regular people, taught by experienced development professionals. This class is presented by the Incremental Development Alliancein partnership with the City of Fresno, the Central Valley Community Foundation, California Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and the Central Section APA.

Small Developer Seminar

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Time: 11:00AM - 3:00PM PST Location: Virtual format via Zoom Tickets: $69 Early Bird / $89 Regular / $109 Last Minute

Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available for those who cannot afford a ticket. Apply at the registration link by March 9.


This 4-hour session is all about project formation. The instructor will present a big picture view of neighborhood-based development to help attendees analyze what makes a good project, how a building makes money, and how small developers interact with the broader ecosystem of professionals in the built environment.

This class addresses the most important aspects of physical, technical, and business considerations for a project. The following topics will be covered:

· Overview of development models

· Skill set evaluation

· Right sizing your project (form meets financing)

· Building arts: Best practices for site planning and building layout

· Intro to pro formas for small projects

· Financing your project and basic due diligence

The goal is to help local residents build things that are profitable, make them proud, and improve their neighborhoods. People who attend this seminar will then be eligible to continue their property development education through the advanced-level Boot Camps offered by the Incremental Development Alliance.

The Incremental Development Alliance (IncDev) is a national (US) nonprofit that helps local entrepreneurs and civic leaders strengthen their neighborhoods through small-scale real estate projects. To learn more, watch this video.

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