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as part of the National Cohousing Conference: Pre-Conference Intensive & Conference Breakouts

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the expert!

The Cohousing Development Process: Lessons from 35 Years in the Trenches

Pre-Conference Intensive

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This workshop will introduce participants to roles and responsibilities of various players during the development process: Who does what and when do we need them. How long will it take (walking thru a typical development timeline). Do we need a developer? How to get the highest value out of your consultants. What is the groups most valuable work during each phase. How do we raise the money?

This intensive will provide critical insights for both professionals and people looking to create a community for themselves. Attendance to this workshop can be separate from the conference. Don't miss it! Learn more and RSVP at 

Conference Breakouts

Financing Your Cohousing Development
Saturday, Aug. 3 from 8:30-10 am

Understanding the basics of real estate financing and how communities finance their developments.

Development Strategies: What is the Right Path for Your Community?
Sunday, Aug. 4 from 9:15-10:45 am

Choosing your Development Strategy: How do we actually get our project built? How have other groups done this? Should we self-develop? Do we need a developer? What do developers do? How do we find one? What other professionals do we need? Katie McCamant, who has worked as an architect, project manager, development consultant, and developer with cohousing groups for the last 30 years will present how cohousing groups have gotten their projects built, outlining the pluses and minuses of different development scenarios, using real case studies of past and current projects to help participants evaluate the best way for their community to move forward. This session would be excellent prep for the another session that focuses on the details of Partnering with a developer.

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