Focused on how both macro and micro market forces impact commercial districts, Advanced Fundamentals of Economic Vitality I provides participants with the knowledge needed to bring downtown vision and market data together to create transformative strategies that result in more sustainable commercial district marketplaces.
Participants will learn best practices for engaging the community in a market vision, developing, understanding and putting the market analysis to work, and structuring real estate deals. Delivered through the presentation of key principles in each subject matter, as well as case studies positioned to provide context and interactive discussion for cross-student learning, this three week course provides essential economic skills and tools for today’s commercial district leaders.
Week 1: Developing Transformative Strategies
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 1:00pm CST | Instructor: Matt Wagner, National Main Street Center
Bringing the Vision and Market Data Together
Measures and Metrics – Staying Focused
Week 2: Market Analysis – Leveraging for Business Development
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 1:00pm CST | Instructor: Jim Thompson, Main Street Iowa
Key Components of the Market Analysis
Leveraging the Results for Effective Recruitment, Retention and Development
Week 3: Real Estate Deal Structuring
Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:00pm CST | Instructor: Teresa Rufaro Prim, Prim Lawrence Group
Identifying and Working with Developers
Structuring the Deal
Format: This online course will consist of three live online sessions – one per week for three weeks – at one hour and twenty minutes each. For your convenience, each session will be recorded so that registrants who are unable to attend will be able to view it on-demand starting 48 hours after the live event.
Pricing: $275 Member | $350 Non-Member