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Half Day Class Tuition



  NOTE: Scholarships may be available for IFMA and other Professional Members  

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  4 HOURS: Certificate of Attendance Provided  



      Finance 101

Tired of getting your proposals nickel and dimed to death under the guise of Value Engineering? This half-day program will show you how a few basic financial concepts can transform your funding requests from denied to approved. Learn how to position your projects so your clients or management will be asking for more of them.

Never Be Frustrated by Finance Again - Get the Tools and Confidence You Need to Succeed
Well-honed financial skills are crucial to success in today’s world. Without them, you face a career of never ending frustration. Learn the solid financial skills you need to take command of your projects, increase your career opportunities, and lower your stress level. Investing a half-day in Finance 101 will be the best ROI you ever made!

Essential Financial Skills for Architects, Designers, Engineers and Contractors
This class teaches you how to justify your numbers. Demonstrate the value of good design, and identify the true cost of bad design decisions. Find out what’s important to building owners and operators and how to give it to them. Learn how to do value engineering so it actually adds value!

Facility and Property Managers: Learn the Secret Handshake for Funding Approval
It does not matter if you rent or own your facilities – manage one or 100 commercial buildings – you need to take this class! Justify staff levels by showing where and how you add value to your organization. Discover the secrets to getting budgets approved. Learn how to show the cost of delaying your projects and get your funding now!

Return to Your Office Loaded With These Career Changing Tools

  • Why the most commonly used financial metric is the worst one for you to use

  • The one minute MBA - 4 golden rules of finance and why you should never break them

  • How to use the economic consequences of rejecting your proposal to get its approval

  • The “ins & outs” of PV, NPV, ROI and IRR

  • Why incentives, rebates and tax credits are worth more to your company than your own capital

  • How to resolve the “No money in the budget” problem

  • The secret password that leads to board level approvals

  • One year online support from the instructors

  • A 1-pound workbook & 4-GB data stick for your use after the class

Invaluable Take Home Bonus: 47 Formulas Reference Guide
This handy reference guide is yours to take home as part of the course materials. It contains 47 essential formulas grouped into 7 easy-to-find categories: Financial Ratios, Time Value of Money, Capital Budgeting, Valuation & Mortgage, REIT Terms, Labor, and Conversion Factors. You’ll never again have to worry about remembering how to make a critical financial calculation.

You Won't Be Bored, Finance Comes Alive
Two of the best instructors in North America teach this course. They have 60+ years of hands-on experience and extraordinary teaching abilities. Their energetic, entertaining speaking style takes a dry topic and brings it alive.

- David W. Hewett, CCIM, CPM, RPA, CFM, FMA, CRE
Dave is a past Chairman of BOMA International. He is a certified national course instructor for the BOMI International. He was an Alliance Director for CB Richard Ellis (fka) Trammell Crow Co., Global Services. His insight comes from 30 plus years of experience in real estate, facilities, consulting, and training. He’s managed operating and capital budgets in excess of $100 million annually including responsibility for building operations, construction, corporate real estate, brokerage, development, and strategic planning services.

- B. Alan Whitson, RPA, President of Corporate Realty, Design & Management Institute
Alan’s experience encompasses over 40 million square feet of facilities around the world in the roles of Asset Manager, Corporate Facilities Manager, Construction Manager, and Development Manager. His finance workshops have been among the top rated sessions at IFMA World Workplace. He presents frequently for BOMA, BOMA Canada, NAIOP, and USGBC related events. Alan believes facility managers have undervalued their importance to their organization. He specializes in showing you how to get what you ask for. Discover why one CFO told Whitson, "I now understand where the money should be going at our company."

You Get 1-Year of Ongoing Support from Your Instructors
Did you forget to ask a question? Need help at a later date? Your tuition includes access to a password-protected website that enables you to ask more questions of the instructors, and read the responses to questions from other course participants for 12 months following your course.

Here’s what others say about his courses:

"Alan’s presentation was excellent. I especially liked the financial perspective, payback examples, energy cost savings calculators…."

"Alan Whitson is an excellent presenter! He kept the material and presentation interesting and brings real world examples"