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Everything is Great - Until it Isn't! A GREC Required Commercial License Law Course

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 59.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 08/03/2021-08/03/2021

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

08/03/2021

Tue

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

This class meets the GREC 3-hour mandated license law requirement for real estate license renewal. Topics that are covered include applying license law to your daily business, focusing on handling transactions as a licensee and acting as a principal; understanding Unfair Trade Practices to improve your skills in handling normal business activities; understanding advertising compliance in all media; equipping yourself to serve and protect clients and customers; and, improving knowledge and skills in commercial real estate brokerage activities.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.
Instructor Bio

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers is president of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. During her 30-year career, she has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales transactions. Ann has been a licensed instructor for 25 years teaching prelicense, broker, post license and continuing education courses.Ms. Cyphers accomplished NAIOP's (National Association of Industrial and Office Property Owners) Million Dollar Club membership and Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club. Ann has served on the Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as Vice President of Community Affairs and received CREW's Development Deal of the Year Award 2004 and CREW's Shining Light Award. Ann received Ackerman & Company's Landlord Representation Award and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who" List. Additionally, she has served on Dorey's advisory board and the board of Progressive Redevelopment, an Atlanta based affordable housing developer. GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) recently awarded her The Outstanding Career Award.

ROI, NOI, FMRR, IRR, CFBT - OMG! Investment Analysis of Commercial Properties Made Simple

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance $39: 39.00

Non-member | Advance $49: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 08/05/2021-08/05/2021

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

08/05/2021

Thu

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

This class introduces commercial property financial analysis in greater detail. It identifies the tangible benefits of investing in real estate and explains what investors want. You will be introduced to investment analysis and terminology regarding income and expenses; comparison of investments on both a before-tax and after-tax basis. A summary of the key calculations such as capitalization, cash-on-cash, gross rent multiplies, equity rate of return, internal rate of return and financial management rate of return will be reviewed with hands-on applications. The impact of leveraging on the return will be reviewed.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.
Instructor Bio

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers is president of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. During her 30-year career, she has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales transactions. Ann has been a licensed instructor for 25 years teaching prelicense, broker, post license and continuing education courses.Ms. Cyphers accomplished NAIOP's (National Association of Industrial and Office Property Owners) Million Dollar Club membership and Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club. Ann has served on the Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as Vice President of Community Affairs and received CREW's Development Deal of the Year Award 2004 and CREW's Shining Light Award. Ann received Ackerman & Company's Landlord Representation Award and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who" List. Additionally, she has served on Dorey's advisory board and the board of Progressive Redevelopment, an Atlanta based affordable housing developer. GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) recently awarded her The Outstanding Career Award.

Lions, Tigers, Ethics ... Oh My!

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 08/06/2021-08/06/2021

Instructor: Joi Bostic

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

08/06/2021

Fri

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

This course satisfies the NAR Triennial Code of Ethics training requirement. REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within a three-year cycle. The current three-year cycle will end Dec. 31, 2021.

In day-to-day practice of real estate, REALTORS® are required to make decisions that involve ethical reasoning. This course provides a foundation of ethical principles and behavior upon which a better understanding of the NAR Code of Ethics can be understood and woven into daily business practices. Case studies will be used to review real transactions. Through class discussion, you will determine whether the actions were appropriate and best ways to prevent the situation where there is a violation.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

Instructor Bio

Joi Bostic

Since Joi Bostic was a little girl, everyone around her would say that she would grow up to teach others. Although she would hold classes with her dolls and stuffed animals, she resisted and protested against a career as a teacher. Her formal education had her on track to enter corporate America in the area of marketing management. However, after college, Joi finally followed her “true calling” and entered the classroom in 1988. Since then she has taught college credit courses, traveled the country delivering workshops and seminars and designed hundreds of courses and workshops. Joi has earned a reputation for Real Estate training as being a thorough, easy-to-understand instructor with humor and practical application. Recently, Joi completed and was awarded the REEA Gold Standard Instructor Certification. Joi’s goal in instructing is to ensure that learning takes place in an enjoyable safe environment and each student walks away with an understanding of the material.

REALTORS® Commercial Code of Ethics Training

Class Time: Daytime

ACBR Member - FREE!: 0.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Non-Member | Standard Registration: 59.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 09/28/2021-09/28/2021

Instructor: Kirk Buttle

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

09/28/2021

Tue

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

This course is FREE for Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® members!

This course satisfies the NAR Triennial Code of Ethics training requirement.  All REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within a three-year cycle. The current three-year cycle will end Dec. 31, 2021.

If you are not an ACBR member, you can still attend this course to satisfy NAR's Code of Ethics Training requirement at the regular non-member rate.

Instructor Bio

Kirk Buttle, CCIM

Kirk Buttle is a Senior Vice President of CBRE Atlanta's Retail Services, leading a team of 10 professionals. He has over 29 years of retail brokerage experience, covering Atlanta, Georgia and the Southeast. Mr. Buttle has been involved in nearly every facet of the industry, from small shop leasing, tenant representation, large and small land sales to investment sales and development. More »

Lions, Tigers, Ethics ... Oh My!

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 39.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Location: Atlanta REALTORS® Center

Duration: 10/28/2021-10/28/2021

Instructor: Joi Bostic

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

10/28/2021

Thu

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

This course satisfies the NAR Biennial Code of Ethics training requirement. REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within a two-year cycle. The current two-year cycle will end Dec. 31, 2020.

In day-to-day practice of real estate, REALTORS® are required to make decisions that involve ethical reasoning. This course provides a foundation of ethical principles and behavior upon which a better understanding of the NAR Code of Ethics can be understood and woven into daily business practices. Case studies will be used to review real transactions. Through class discussion, you will determine whether the actions were appropriate and best ways to prevent the situation where there is a violation.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

Instructor Bio

Joi Bostic

Since Joi Bostic was a little girl, everyone around her would say that she would grow up to teach others. Although she would hold classes with her dolls and stuffed animals, she resisted and protested against a career as a teacher. Her formal education had her on track to enter corporate America in the area of marketing management. However, after college, Joi finally followed her “true calling” and entered the classroom in 1988. Since then she has taught college credit courses, traveled the country delivering workshops and seminars and designed hundreds of courses and workshops. Joi has earned a reputation for Real Estate training as being a thorough, easy-to-understand instructor with humor and practical application. Recently, Joi completed and was awarded the REEA Gold Standard Instructor Certification. Joi’s goal in instructing is to ensure that learning takes place in an enjoyable safe environment and each student walks away with an understanding of the material.

Everything is Great - Until it Isn't! A GREC Required Commercial License Law Course

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advanced Registration: 49.00

Non-Member | Advanced Registration: 59.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 11/02/2021-11/02/2021

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

11/02/2021

Tue

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

This class meets the GREC 3-hour mandated license law requirement for real estate license renewal. Topics that are covered include applying license law to your daily business, focusing on handling transactions as a licensee and acting as a principal; understanding Unfair Trade Practices to improve your skills in handling normal business activities; understanding advertising compliance in all media; equipping yourself to serve and protect clients and customers; and, improving knowledge and skills in commercial real estate brokerage activities.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.
Instructor Bio

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers is president of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. During her 30-year career, she has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales transactions. Ann has been a licensed instructor for 25 years teaching prelicense, broker, post license and continuing education courses.Ms. Cyphers accomplished NAIOP's (National Association of Industrial and Office Property Owners) Million Dollar Club membership and Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club. Ann has served on the Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as Vice President of Community Affairs and received CREW's Development Deal of the Year Award 2004 and CREW's Shining Light Award. Ann received Ackerman & Company's Landlord Representation Award and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who" List. Additionally, she has served on Dorey's advisory board and the board of Progressive Redevelopment, an Atlanta based affordable housing developer. GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) recently awarded her The Outstanding Career Award.

ROI, NOI, FMRR, IRR, CFBT - OMG! Investment Analysis of Commercial Properties Made Simple

Class Time: Daytime

Member | Advance $39: 39.00

Non-member | Advance $49: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 11/04/2021-11/04/2021

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

11/04/2021

Thu

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Description

This class introduces commercial property financial analysis in greater detail. It identifies the tangible benefits of investing in real estate and explains what investors want. You will be introduced to investment analysis and terminology regarding income and expenses; comparison of investments on both a before-tax and after-tax basis. A summary of the key calculations such as capitalization, cash-on-cash, gross rent multiplies, equity rate of return, internal rate of return and financial management rate of return will be reviewed with hands-on applications. The impact of leveraging on the return will be reviewed.

Please Note: If you have previously taken this course, the Georgia Real Estate Commission requires 366 days before you can receive credit.

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**
Your class information and Zoom link will be sent to you after registration, prior to class.

Requirements for participating in a virtual class:

  • Your device must have a video webcam, microphone, and speakers. (You are required to enable video so that we can monitor attendance.)
  • You need to set up a free Zoom account prior to the class. (Your free 40-minute account will allow you easy access to our ZOOM Classroom account.)
  • You are expected to attend the entire class session (except during the 15-minute break) just as if you were sitting in a classroom.
Instructor Bio

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers is president of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. During her 30-year career, she has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales transactions. Ann has been a licensed instructor for 25 years teaching prelicense, broker, post license and continuing education courses.Ms. Cyphers accomplished NAIOP's (National Association of Industrial and Office Property Owners) Million Dollar Club membership and Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club. Ann has served on the Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as Vice President of Community Affairs and received CREW's Development Deal of the Year Award 2004 and CREW's Shining Light Award. Ann received Ackerman & Company's Landlord Representation Award and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who" List. Additionally, she has served on Dorey's advisory board and the board of Progressive Redevelopment, an Atlanta based affordable housing developer. GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) recently awarded her The Outstanding Career Award.

REALTORS® Commercial Code of Ethics Training

Class Time: Daytime

ACBR New Member | Complimentary: 0.00

Non-Member | Advance Registration: 49.00

Location: Zoom Video Conference

Duration: 12/07/2021-12/07/2021

Instructor: Ann Cyphers

Class Schedule
Dates
Day
Time

12/07/2021

Tue

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Description

**THIS CLASS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM**

This course satisfies the NAR Triennial Code of Ethics training requirement. REALTORS® are required to complete ethics training of not less than 2 hours, 30 minutes of instructional time within a three-year cycle. The current three-year cycle will end Dec. 31, 2021.

This class is intended for new members of the ATLANTA COMMERCIAL BOARD OF REALTORS®.

New ACBR members must take a Code of Ethics program within the first six months of joining the Board to fulfill a membership requirement.

If you are not a new ACBR member, you can still attend this course to satisfy NAR's Code of Ethics Training requirement at the non-member rate.

Instructor Bio

Ann Cyphers

Ann Cyphers is president of Cyphers Brokerage Associates, Inc., an Atlanta-based commercial real estate firm. During her 30-year career, she has successfully negotiated and closed hundreds of leases and sales transactions. Ann has been a licensed instructor for 25 years teaching prelicense, broker, post license and continuing education courses.Ms. Cyphers accomplished NAIOP's (National Association of Industrial and Office Property Owners) Million Dollar Club membership and Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® Million Dollar Club. Ann has served on the Board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) as Vice President of Community Affairs and received CREW's Development Deal of the Year Award 2004 and CREW's Shining Light Award. Ann received Ackerman & Company's Landlord Representation Award and has been featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "Who's Who" List. Additionally, she has served on Dorey's advisory board and the board of Progressive Redevelopment, an Atlanta based affordable housing developer. GREEA (Georgia Real Estate Educators Association) recently awarded her The Outstanding Career Award.

Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)

Cost: $147.00

Credit Hours:

Course Description

The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation is the exclusive global designation of NAR®. This premier designation is awarded by NAR's Commercial and Global Services department to REALTORS® who complete the coursework and meet practical experience criteria that demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with global clients.

How to earn the CIPS Designation?
  • Successfully complete two core courses and three elective courses (options and requirements vary for US and non-US applicants)
  • Designees must complete the designation application form with at least 100 elective credits. Elective credits can be earned in 13 different categories such as: speaking other languages, possessing additional NAR® designations, attending international conferences and international transactions, experience abroad, and others.
  • Be a member in good standing of NAR (or NAR cooperating international association)
Is there a fee to become a CIPS Designee?

There is a one-time application fee of $75 for US and Canadian REALTORS® or $300 for International REALTORS®.

How much are the annual membership dues?

Dues for the CIPS Designation are $220 annually for US and Canadian REALTORS® and new applicant dues are pro-rated quarterly based on the date of application.

For International REALTORS®, you remain an active designee by paying the International REALTOR® dues of $75.

Course Bundles are available.
This online course does not provide any CE credit in the state of Georgia.

Commercial Land I

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Overview of the land acquisition process, the players, property descriptions and discussion of the most common offer forms for the sale and purchase of raw land.

Commercial Land II

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Discussion of land development issues including zoning, variances, permitting, environmental concerns and the practical usage of sales comparison data.

Commercial Leasing I

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Detailed explanations of types and structures of commercial leases, including office and retail retail leases and practical examples and definitions of quoted rates and other leasing terminology.

Commercial Leasing II

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Discussion and explanation of various clauses common in different commercial leases and their practical application. Clauses include subordination, assignment, CPI and other escalators.

Commercial Real Estate I

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Overview of types of commercial real estate, specialization in the industry, economic issues and trends and laws pertinent to the practice of commercial real estate.

Commercial Real Estate II

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Discussion of listings used in commercial real estate, buyer agency, suggestions for obtaining and marketing commercial real estate in addition to discussions of practical applications.

Commercial Real Estate Terms I

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Review and explanation of various terms and definitions used in commercial real estate practice described in a practical nature.

Development of Residential Subdivsions

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

The process of developing a new residential subdivision project is covered from a practical perspective. Topics include negotiating the purchase contract, rezoning, permitting, actual development of the land and ethical considerations in selling lots. The financial aspects of planning for a successful project using a Cash Flow model, various types of funding are also discussed.

Environmental Concerns in Real Estate

Cost: $35.00

Credit Hours: 3

Course Description

Discussion of environmental issues as they relate to real estate including: environmentally sensitive properties such as flood plains and wetlands, contaminated properties, risk assessment such as Phase 1 & Phase 2 audits, as well as laws and regulations, terminology and acronyms used in the practice of real estate.