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Ground Lease Fundamentals


Course Description

Course Description

Want to know what ground leases are, how they are used in the commercial real estate industry, and how to successfully navigate a ground lease transaction? That's what you'll learn in this interactive course, Ground Lease Fundamentals. Explore the difference between a subordinated and unsubordinated ground lease; how ground leases can serve as low-cost, long-term sources of capital; and the importance of working with a knowledgeable ground lease attorney when involved in this type of transaction. You'll also learn how to evaluate the differences between the development of an income-producing building on land that the developer purchases and the development of the same building on land that is ground leased.  

Continuing Education (CE) Disclaimer

CE credit for courses by The CCIM Institute is granted through local commissions and national governing entities. It is available on a state-by-state basis for broker and sales real estate renewal as well as select appraisal and finance renewals. Our state approval schedule is updated on a monthly basis. 

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Learn about CE requirements and courses available in your state

To obtain CE credit, during course registration you must: 

-Purchase CE credit for each course that needs CE credit or you will not be able to access the CE certificate through your CCIM My Account.

Before the course starts:

-Complete your The CCIM Institute profile with your CE license information under the Professional Licenses tab in My Account. Enter the license type, number, state, and expiration date.

Please Note: All forms and requests must be submitted within 3 days of the course completion to ensure it complies with state requirements and deadlines. If forms and requests are not submitted within 3 days, your CE will not be processed.

If your real estate commission requires it, you must pass the course with the qualifying score.

Tech Requirements
Tech Requirements

This course may require the use of a laptop or desktop computer with full Excel capabilities. Mobile devices, like iPads, tablets, and cellphones, will not run The CCIM Institute's macro-enabled spreadsheets.

PC: Microsoft Office 2000 or higher is necessary to run The CCIM Institute macro-enabled spreadsheets.

Mac: Mac versions of Microsoft Office 2004, 2011, 2016, or 365 are required to run The CCIM Institute macro-enabled spreadsheets.

Browser: The CCIM Institute courses are optimized for use with the Google Chrome web browser.

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