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Bruce Goldsmith Will Moderate and Present at March 27 Conference That Takes Comprehensive Look at Real Estate Development Trends in Illinois

Session Will Provide Practical Tips on Title Insurance, Real Estate Litigation, Annexation and Zoning

March 7, 2014

Bruce Goldsmith, Lisle- and Chicago-based member in Dykema’s Real Estate practice, will moderate and present at a day-long conference—“Real Estate Development from Beginning to End in Illinois”—that will take place in Naperville, Illinois on March 27, 2014.

This conference, presented under the auspices of Lorman Education Services, is aimed at a wide array of professionals involved in commercial, industrial and residential real estate projects, including: attorneys, business owners, contractors, developers, project managers, real estate agents and brokers, surveyors and zoning board members.

In this one-day session, Goldsmith and his fellow presenters—among them: the principal of Real Estate Planning Group, a consulting firm that conducts market research to assist in commercial real estate analysis and urban planning; and the director of real estate law at Walgreens, one of the nation's largest drugstore chains with more than 8,000 stores across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico—will address such timely topics as:

Real Estate Development and the Retail Market

  • New approaches in evaluating site potential using GIS
  • Using competitive market analysis and analog models for retail development

Commercial and Retail Property Acquisition and the Development Process

  • Letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements, ground lease or build-to-suit leases
  • Due diligence, checklists, site and other development plans, cost-and-time constraints

Challenges on Getting the Property Entitled, Approved and Developed

  • How market changes since the Great Recession have affected land use decisions
  • Stormwater, wetland, floodplain issues

Commercial Real Estate Legal Practice from the Retailer's Perspective

  • Purchase and sale agreements, surveys, title insurance and closings
  • Recent legal developments and hot issues in commercial real estate

In his remarks, Goldsmith—whose practice specializes in complex commercial litigation and land use disputes—will address annexation issues, land use considerations and the zoning process (using Klaeren v. Village of Lisle 781 N.E. 2d 223 as an illustrative example).

This seminar is accredited, providing 6.5 hours of MCLE credit by the Illinois MCLE Board and 8.0 professional development hours by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers.

To learn more about this one-day seminar, or to register, click here.