Intro to Entitlements – $95
This course will provide an introduction to obtaining the entitlements, or local government approvals, for a sample housing project. The value and importance of the entitlement process will be explained, and how the process works with a City or County. The sessions will cover the documents that need to be prepared and who makes up the project team for the preparation and processing of these approval documents.
Course Length: Approximately 3 – 4 Hours
Session 1- Overview of Entitlements
Session 2 – Local Government
Session 3 – Environmental Assessment
Session 4 – Project Approvals
Session 5 – Project Team
Session 6 – The Process
John Kaye has over 30 years experience within the land development and homebuilding industries, having held senior management positions with The Irvine Company, Koll Real Estate Group, and Brookfield Homes. As a developer, John has overseen the land acquisition, entitlements, and development of master planned communities, residential tracts, urban infill sites, and land assemblages. His experience and skill sets include land acquisition, land brokerage, project management, market analysis, finance, and strategic planning.
Peter Carlson is a 25-year veteran of the real estate development industry, with an emphasis in government entitlements, CEQA/NEPA and environmental compliance, biology/regulatory compliance, and overall land use planning. Peter’s experience includes a strong understanding of the underlying technical issues such as traffic, hydrology, biology, and geology. His firm, Carlson Strategic Land Solutions, advises private and public clients on all aspects of land and real estate development. Prior to private practice, Peter served as the Director of Planning for local city government.
Dave Ferguson is a land use attorney and founding partner of Lounsbery Ferguson Altona & Peak, a real estate law firm in Escondido, California. With over 30 years of real estate development experience, Dave has advised both private and public clients on matters involving real property acquisition, land sales, environmental compliance, land use entitlement, and development agreements. His clients have included Lennar Homes, D.R. Horton, Centex Homes, CalAtlantic Homes, New Urban West, and many other development clients.