Intro to Real Estate Development

This free class is designed for small and emerging real estate developers in Minneapolis.

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Learn the basics of real estate development
Learn the basics of real estate development


To provide you with knowledge and tools to:

  • Navigate the real estate development process
  • Evaluate and manage the risks of development
  • Work on projects in Minneapolis


We accept up to 35 people per class.

How to prepare for the training

Get industry experience

You will get the most out of this class if you have experience in areas like:

  • Construction
  • Finance or business
  • Lending
  • Property management
  • Real estate brokerage
  • Architecture or design

This is recommended, not required.

Review class materials and curriculum 

All documents are available for you to download.

Download class materials and curriculum

Upcoming classes

  • We offer the class three to four times a year.
  • Find upcoming dates and deadlines on the application form.

Each class includes

  • 12 hours of instruction
  • Two in-person and two virtual sessions

See our calendar for application deadlines

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Contact us

Small Business Team

Community Planning & Economic Development




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 320
Minneapolis, MN 55415