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Scott Choppin Announces Sean Choppin Undergraduate Acceptance – USC Real Estate Development Program

Scott Choppin Announces Sean Choppin Undergraduate Acceptance – USC Real Estate Development Program Scott Choppin and the Urban Pacific family are happy to announce the acceptance of Sean Patrick Choppin as a freshman for the 2019 class at the University of Southern California. He will enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development at…

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4 Types of Construction Lenders For Your New Development Project-1

4 Types of Construction Lenders For Your New Development Project-1 At this point in the life cycle in your new apartment development project, you need to select the type of construction lender appropriate to your situation, get ready to close our construction loan and begin building your apartment units. In this article, we will describe…

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5 Fundamental Practices of Strategic and Effective Project Management

5 Fundamental Practices of Strategic and Effective Project Management As you build your career in real estate development, one thing will make itself clear, brilliant and effective project management, for yourself or by those on your team, is the most critical part of real estate development execution. I started my career in 1995 working for…

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Competitive Learning Practices*: 9 Practices for Continuous Learning

Competitive Learning Practices*: 9 Practices for Continuous Learning Guidance and tactics to learn effectively and competitively in this new era of global competition. We are in a new era of knowledge work, where folks that I learn with call “IR4” or the 4th Industrial Revolution. What IR4 means and why it’s important, is that we…

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6 Ways to Build a Career in the Real Estate Development Business

6 Ways to Build a Career in the Real Estate Development Business In my daily conversations and interactions online, I get the question almost daily of how to break into the real estate development business. Whether you are just deciding on your career, or are a seasoned veteran looking to make a move, this post…

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Apartment Financial Underwriting – Part 2 of a 2 Part Series

Apartment Financial Underwriting – Part 2 of a 2 Part Series Investment Yield Ratios In Part 1 of this series, we covered the basic organization and structure of an apartment proforma, income and expense summary, and a construction cash flow schedule. In this 2nd part, we’ll cover investment yield ratios that we utilize as a…

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Apartment Financial Underwriting – Part 1 of a 2 Part Series

Apartment Financial Underwriting – Part 1 of a 2 Part Series In a few recent conversations with different folks, it has come up how they are calculating financial performance on multi-family projects. I feel the need to write an article on this, since in many of these conversations folks were mixing the financial ratios up…

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Real Estate Development Zoning Research Process – Part 1 of a 2 Part Series

Real Estate Development Zoning Research Process – Part 1 of a 2 Part Series In a previous article, we described the site selection and project programming process in a real estate development project. The next step in to check the zoning and see what you can build at that location. We’ll do this in two…

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Site Selection and Project Programming in Real Estate Development

Site Selection and Project Programming in Real Estate Development As part of learning the real estate development business, the process of site selection and initial project programming (product selection, unit types, unit mix, unit yields, etc) will likely be one of the first things you come across as you build your career. It’s also part…

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Real Estate Development Zoning Research Process – Part 2 of a 2 Part Series

Real Estate Development Zoning Research Process – Part 2 of a 2 Part Series In Part 1 of this series, we demonstrated how to research the zoning for your project. In this part 2, we’ll demonstrate how to check the zoning standards or as they are sometimes called development standards. These are the requirements and…

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