REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT LAND DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
STUDENTS BECOMING "REAL"
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS
CREATING INCOME & PROFITS BY MASTERING THE REDI FOUNDATION METHOD
• RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS • COMMERCIAL • INDUSTRIAL • OFFICE BUILDINGS • HOTELS • SHOPPING CENTERS • RESORT PROPERTIES
The REDI Foundation is honored to present the Award of Distinction to the following students:
“My course project, the Pointe Terrace Apartment building, is a mixed-use development on a 2.3 acre parcel in Louisville, KY. The space will encompass 40 residential apartments - four studio apartments, sixteen one-bedroom apartments, and twenty two-bedroom apartments. The building will also contain a 2,624 square foot restaurant space, four additional retail spaces totaling 3,584 SF, and a 768 square foot office space. Amenities for the Pointe Terrace will include a Roof-Top Terrace, Workout Facility, and Outdoor Dog Run.
The REDI Foundation has provided a blue print for how to get started in a challenging field. Mr. Abraham serves as a guide and mentor through his Course materials. His mentoring makes the whole curriculum truly interactive, as Richie provides feedback on every one of your Course assignments.
The printed materials are outstanding, but having someone like Mr. Abraham mentor and challenge you throughout the Course is extremely invaluable. Mr. Abraham is your personal development coach and biggest fan during the six month Course duration! He truly cares about seeing his students succeed at a very high level that is evident in every email/communication exchange.
Mr. Abraham is available via email to answer all questions about assignments and to offer help when you need it. He is thorough in his explanations and does a fantastic job assisting you when you get stuck or need more information about a particular topic. His mentorship allowed me to work through some concepts that I naturally found to be difficult that I may have not been able to wrap my head around on my own. Richie is encouraging yet demanding, and is truly an advocate for your success. The care that he showed to me as a student is not often found in other aspects of life.
The things that Mr. Abraham teaches you through the REDI Foundation Course are actual actionable steps and activities that lead to your final course project. The Course learning and project is well worth tuition and provides you a blueprint for future projects, and thus, future income.
While the REDI Foundation Course provides a true "nuts and bolts" approach on real estate development rather than learning theory out of a textbook, it is also much more than that. Mr. Abraham takes a very direct and no-nonsense approach with his mentorship and coaching. If your work is not up to par, he does not hesitate in telling you or offering constructive criticism. I distinctly remember early in the Course when Richie told me one of my assignments was not good enough. Mr. Abraham definitely does not beat around the bush. This only served to motivate me and make me push harder to succeed. I am very grateful for that.
I’ve always dreamed of being a developer but I had no idea how to get started. I have been in residential real estate sales and construction for seven years, but I still lacked understanding that it took to get started in real estate development. This Course was absolutely perfect for someone like me. I am a working professional who just needed some guidance to get started. REDI’s Course is much more affordable than a graduate degree in real estate. The most exciting part about this Course is that you are actually becoming a developer while learning. The final course project is something that you can take with you and parlay into your first real life development. The REDI Foundation Course is cost effective, challenging, and comprehensive. I definitely made the right choice to enroll.
The Course takes you out of the classroom and turns you into a real developer within six months. What other programs out there can do that? I'm extremely thankful I took a chance and applied. I know that I made the right decision because there are many things that I have learned from this Course that I will take with me the rest of my life.
The first draft of my final project was simply not good enough to receive an investment and Mr. Abraham had no problem telling me that. If he was not as direct, I would not have been able to put together a strong and viable project plan at the end of the Course. I am very grateful that he did not let me coast throughout the Course and kept me motivated and working hard.
Even if I am not able to make my first project work out, I have the skills necessary to keep trying until I succeed in the development world. I am now able to prepare a high quality and professional Market / Joint Venture / Feasibility Study - a skill in which very few people possess. I am able to prepare and speak confidently and competently about development financial statements and all other development skills. This Course has given me the opportunity to earn a high level of income for the rest of my life and for that I am very grateful. The whole trajectory of my life has been altered just from this REDI Foundation Course.”
- Nick P.
“Sunnyside Live/Work Homes is a Mixed-Use Transit-Oriented Development including 38 rental townhomes ranging from 1,600-2,160 Sq. Ft. with anticipated lease price of $3,500 to $3,980. Development will commence in 2018 and units will be available for lease in 2019. This unique development gives the renter the option of how to best use the ground floor space i.e. office space, retail store, a personal gym, studio, game room or just additional living space. My development is located just 2 blocks from the 41st & Fox Commuter Rail Station pedestrian access. The flexible options, combined with the prime location makes this development stand-out from its competition.
The REDI Foundation made this development possible for my family and me. The knowledge I have gained through the Course materials, exams, real world examples, mentoring and creating my first Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture Study is way beyond anything I would have imagined I could do.
Running a construction company while learning to become a developer in 6 months would have been impossible (in my opinion knowing what I now know) had I not discovered this Course. This Course, although very challenging, is structured brilliantly.
The best way for me to explain how Richard Michael Abraham came through for me is with my very own development. I enrolled in the Course already having my family’s property intending a for-sale residential development. I didn’t have the knowledge I have now of the Value Generator Method taught in the Course and finding the real market demand. Through my market research, I discovered the complimentary design but struggled with proving its feasibility. After submitting multiple feasibility studies to Mr. Abraham, he made it very apparent that the for-sale development was just not feasible and worthwhile to an investor. But, Mr. Abraham did not give up on me and suggested a different approach. I am truly grateful to say that I will be developing a very profitable income-producing property with a very high IRR thanks to Mr. Abraham.
Mr. Abraham helped me structure the perfect joint venture split that resulted as my 10% Developer (sweat equity), 32% Family Property Owner (property subordinated to a construction loan) and 58% Investor ($4 million cash investment). The development would not have been possible without Mr. Abraham’s guidance to this financial structure.
I would recommend this Course to every entrepreneur in the world who is willing to work hard in a very challenging and rewarding nuts and bolts and in the trenches Course on how to develop real estate. I have taken lots of Courses in my career and not one of them amounted to even a fraction of the knowledge, experience and wisdom received with this course and from Mr. Abraham. He is a very inspiring mentor and a true leader and motivator and will go out of this way to ensure your success in the Course. So long as you remain dedicated and focused, there is no doubt in my mind, having had the pleasure working with Mr. Abraham and completing this Course, that you will have the best chance at becoming a successful Real Estate Developer with this Course.
The printed Course materials are worth their weight in gold. The content is written in a way that makes you feel as if you were actually sitting in a classroom with Mr. Abraham himself. He uses real world scenarios and the non-text-book approach to get the knowledge across and most importantly make it stick. He teaches much more than just real estate development including very important life lessons. The weekly assignments and Course section exams really brought everything into perspective. But best of all was the one-on-one mentoring and direct access to Mr. Abraham. I had to complete all the work after hours and Richie was very accommodating to that regard. There were many times that we were corresponding back and forth on weekends and after hours when I had questions.
I have been truly humbled to have been personally and privately mentored by Mr. Abraham. Mr. Abraham is a true leader. He is purpose driven in making you a successful Real Estate Developer at any cost. Mr. Abraham is constantly passing down his experience and knowledge throughout the entire 6-month program. It is a true mentor arrangement in the trenches learning the nuts and bolts of real estate development.
Mr. Abraham has extensive knowledge and experience of how the “real” economy works from fiscal policy, to the stock market, employment and job growth, interest rates, inflation, etc., and he teaches it in a very direct and straightforward manner. Again, using real world scenarios to get the point across. The feasibility Course section is indispensable in that when I joined the Course I could hardly read a cash flow statement and now not only can I read it but also I can generate one for my very own development.
Now I am able to package a professional Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture Study that is far ahead of my competition, and my know-how to secure capital and equity and close transactions rises to a very high level. Therefore, my future looks much different than my past due to this Course and especially Mr. Abraham’s mentoring. In that, nobody or nothing is now stopping me and controlling my financial security is now a certainty.
This Course and the private mentoring by Mr. Abraham have truly changed my life for the better. I now have the opportunity as a Real Estate Developer to control my financial security and future for my family. Also, equipped with knowledge, experience and wisdom to make important business and personal decisions. I personally enrolled in this Course seeking a new occupation that could allow me to have better control of my future and am I am pleased to have found that and much more."
- Nate M.
"My project, 18 Mercer, is a 4 story commercial heritage building owned by our JV partner. We have obtained approval to erect a 17 story, mixed unit building in the heart of downtown Toronto. Total project will cost roughly $18MM and I will be receiving 10% sweat equity for putting together the Joint Venture Development.
REDI has changed my perspective on risk and project feasibility. I was raised believing in spending only what you have. This moral value resulted in a number of provocative opportunities being turned away for no better reason than inadequate investment capital. The REDI Foundation opened my eyes by helping me create a proper Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture Study that limits the investment risk and provides solid returns by looking for hidden gems in the market place. It showed me that investing my own money was not the only option—that my sweat equity in the project could also generate my own equity in the project.
The REDI program and Richard Michael Abraham has showed me the inner workings and thinking of real estate development. The course material drives home the point Richie wanted to get across, but the time he spent sharing his experiences, providing custom constructive criticism on assignments pushes the value to another level.
Richie is a no BS-man. He doesn’t hand-hold or fluff things up. Only the tough survive in the dog eat dog, world of real estate development and he hands you the tools and survival techniques (e.g. knowledge, mental agility, toughness and wisdom) to come out on top.
Richie has set a new bar and standard for me when it comes to education and mentors. No other course has ever matched the amount of time he has spent guiding me, providing feedback and suggestions, motivating me, refining my Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture Study. He is an open book, providing his own personal experience and knowledge to help me avoid the mistakes that caused him and other developers set-backs—literally giving you a lifetime of experience in a matter of 6 months.
If you are looking to take control of your own success, REDI is for you. Richie is a rare and unique individual, who has not only achieved success in the real estate development world, but is also willing to share his experience and techniques to help you develop the knowledge and skills to be successful. I've always been a pretty hard working, self-motivated individual and dabbled in a number of business ventures with friends and family. While I have achieved some successes, they've always fizzled out at a capped virtual ceiling. Through the detailed course materials, real world assignments, personal hands-on instruction from Richie, I see everything clearly and differently now.
Richie has a positivity about him that is inspiring and would impress upon even the most jaded of individuals to see new possibilities. His guidance through wisdom of experiences empowered me to take control of my life; to metaphorically take the bull by its horns and ride into unlimited opportunities. He doesn't fall into the traditional path of feedback and directional mentoring, but helped me take off my blinkers to realize how much I'd been missing. Richie calls it like it is and gets straight to the point. He forces you out of your comfort zone to develop the mental toughness and agility that shines like a light through your fog of doubt and fear. His teachings have been priceless in my growth as a person and as a developer by motivating me to exceed my mental limits, whilst realizing any risks to balance my physical capabilities. Richie has helped make me a better version of myself and attempt possibilities I never even considered as options.
While Richie is just an email away, it always felt like he was right beside me, guiding me every step of the way. He is there to push you to maximize your potential. He wants you to fight to have a better future, and he is always there to guide you to that future. He is passionate about his work and it shows. No matter the time of day or day of the week, he was readily available. If I sent him an email with a question or needed clarification, his response times were so quick, it's like his life revolved around his students. I have never received that kind of attention from anyone.
He never shows frustration if you are having issues understanding a particular assignment. He is patient and tailors his methods to each student because he has had to break things down for me on a number of occasions.
Richie and the course have given me a new found confidence that no other course, University or professor has ever been able to provide me. Now knowing if I put in the work, create accurate and detailed research and feasibility study, I will never be intimidated by whomever I am presenting to regardless of how much years of experience they have.
Richie has showed me the economic indicators to understand the local market. Being able to see the state of the economy in a different light allows for better informed decisions on what I can expect in the near future.
You can't put a price tag on wisdom derived from years of experience. Real estate development isn't playing in the sandbox. It's a game of high stakes with the big boys. Sure, I might be able to learn these things on my own over the next 10-15 years, but at what cost? The fee for the course is nominal and pales to the time, money and sweat you would have to put in. Spending a small amount in tuition to get a head start - pretty big head start is definitely worth it in my books.
This course has shaped me to be a smarter, more self-aware, and confident person, with benefits that have been easily translated into my personal life as well. I have rid myself of doubts and insecurities as I trust in my skills to make better informed decisions. This course has been a life-changer for me. Richie’s wisdom and open heart to teach you what no other developer would ever share is a rarity and a breath of fresh air.
I encourage anyone who is interested in getting a “real” education to put any hesitations aside and dedicate 6 months to this course. Where else are you going to find someone who has this much success and knowledge and willing to not only show you, but also teach you the inner workings of the business? Richie is that man, and REDI is that course. If a legacy is what Richie wants to leave, he is building an army of students that are well educated with the tools and know-how to make a significant dent in this world.”
- David C.
“My Course project is a downtown Toronto Mixed-Use development consisting of 16 apartment units and 3 retail stores.
I have always been very interested in real estate development. As an aspiring real estate developer, I always wanted to realize my goals and dreams. Although I had many development ideas in the past, I lacked the knowledge required to succeed in the field. I knew I needed to sharpen my skills and truly learn the ins and outs of Market Analysis, Financial Feasibility, and Joint Venture Structuring that is taught by Richard Michael Abraham and the REDI Foundation.
I researched everything I could about the REDI Foundation, and to be truly honest, I was skeptical at first. I behaved like a suspicious buyer, and I had my doubts. Could this be too good to be true? Could I really put together a development, and find investors willing to work with me even though I wouldn’t be putting any money down?
Well, I can say this. Six months later, I graduated from the program, and I am so thankful that I took the right decision. This is by far, the best education I have ever received, even though I already have two degrees, one in Business Administration, and the other in Construction Management.
The REDI Foundation has helped me to completely understand how to find ‘development gems’ and how to conduct true and tested Market Research and Feasibility Analysis and Studies. It helped me understand every element and every strategy in order to succeed. It allowed me to feel confident when structuring joint ventures, speaking with investors, landowners, architects, contractors, and every other professional that is part of the development process.
The Course Material provided me with a full spectrum background on how to succeed as a real estate developer. I used to think very differently prior to studying the material. There is an abundance of knowledge, wisdom, and experience in these pages. The way this course was written, and the quality of its contents are just impeccable - The case studies, the life experiences, the examples, assignments, the exams and the strategies - All those secrets were shared.
I was never exposed to that kind of information before REDI’s Course/Program. The wealth of knowledge, and how it was presented is what made the difference. Once again I can say that although I was skeptical in the beginning, I look back now and think about how thankful I am that I took this Course. I’m so happy I did this.
Mr. Abraham’s coaching is very unique. He challenged me on a constant basis. His honesty, his approach, and his style are like no other. He is very detailed and meticulous. He would go over anything with me multiple times until I understood it. This is how you learn. I needed to ensure that my Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture study was flawless. After all, it is my resume, my calling card. It is associated with me, my reputation, my success, and therefore, Mr. Abraham kept pushing me with his suggestions until I perfected every detail, every angle, every word, and every calculation. It is Mr. Abraham’s style and diligence that paved the way for me to excel. I have no doubt about that. The constant interaction, and the One-On-One coaching were phenomenal. There were times I would submit my work very late at night, and sure enough, he would connect with me immediately and give me his detailed feedback.
Mr. Abraham is really one of a kind. I truly felt he wanted me to succeed. He was incredibly understanding, motivating, inspiring, caring, and constantly engaging. His wisdom, knowledge, experience, and his teaching style all working in a synergistic manner played a vital role in transforming me into who I always wanted to be - a successful real estate developer.
He allowed me to think for myself, and taught me that trying is not enough. It is by doing that helped me evolve - And what better than to finally do it while having Mr. Abraham as my mentor by my side.
By far REDI’s Course/Program offers much more value dollar for dollar than any University Master’s Degree Program based on theory. REDI’s Program is a real project-based course. You have to do all the legwork. This Program helped me confront my weaknesses. No University Program will ever do that for you. The real value you get out of the REDI Program goes far beyond just learning about real estate development. I learned so much about myself, and I challenged myself endlessly. Be prepared. If you want to succeed, it is going to challenge you from within.
Today, I feel very proud and confident. I am happy because I know my future from this point onwards will be different. I will be financially independent, and most importantly, I will be doing what I love. My dreams and goals have finally become a reality. I am so grateful, honored, and lucky to have been mentored by Mr. Abraham.
On the day that Mr. Abraham ends his private mentoring, every entrepreneurial person out there who wants to be a real estate developer would have missed out on this “gem” of an Advisor. I recommend that anybody that is willing to work hard and strive to succeed consider REDI’s Program before anything else. If you really want to succeed as a real estate developer, then the REDI Foundation is the way to do it.
Nobody can put a price on this type of education, nor can you find a true mentor and renowned expert that will do everything in his power to see you realize your highest potential, and achieve your goals and dreams.
Mr. Abraham, “Richie” as his students call him is something else. He taught me to always find development gems. Truth is, I think that he is truly a gem of a human being, not just an expert developer or coach.“
- Samer C.
“I’ve identified a 67-acre tract for residential development for $125,000-$350,000 priced homes. I’ll soon be in front of the City Planning board for this potential $12,000,000 profit on my development.
Through the REDI Course, I have gained invaluable knowledge and expertise to identify market demand, perform research and data collection, develop cash flow feasibility models, package a project, and obtain investor equity financing.
These processes are often taught in industry trade organizations and universities, yet the methodology taught within the REDI course, instead of theories within a classroom, I am in the field conducting meetings, driving my market, gathering data; which all leads to an actual course project; and, ultimately income. The hands-on approach with mentoring by a world-class developer, Richard Michael Abraham, provides a level of education unlike any other program. It is a cut well above ULI or CCIM courses I’ve taken.
The coursework takes the student through progressive assignments to learn the real estate development process; gain deeper insight into themselves, their strengths & weaknesses. Further, the unique tools to uncover market demand provide opportunities for hidden gem development. These Course Assignments have opened my vision so that I see vacant tracts, surrounding uses, traffic, current developments, news reports and other factors in a new light on a daily basis.
The sections on financial feasibility modeling have been presented in a clear and concise manner to teach the calculation of discounted cash flow, internal rate of return and other valuable investment metrics. The data gathering and preparation of the Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture Study to generate interest of investors, is a key element to success. The quality of the materials and the student output is of the highest standard, and the mentoring by Mr. Abraham brings all of these factors together.
The Course materials are nearly presented as a business memoir of Mr. Abraham’s vast experience. The assignments are crafted to instill real estate development concepts, a professional business approach and to build upon these layers with expert knowledge. The blend of fieldwork and written assignments are designed to synthesize the real estate development process and create a skilled entrepreneur.
As students complete and submit assignments, Mr. Abraham quickly and thoroughly reviews the material and mentors students individually, one-on-one through his detailed responses. He is relentless in his coaching to guide students to a feasible, in demand and doable project. The training to position the project in the Feasibility Study and skills learned to market to investors allows me to take a path of creativity and entrepreneurship. As a course graduate, I have the tools and expertise to assemble a development and prove value to earn an equity position.
Mr. Abraham has been available by email correspondence day and night to provide direction, input and guidance on course assignments and the course development project. He openly shares successes and failures from his life experience that have been the foundation for his achievement. This human trait enables him to build trust with students and push them to succeed. His mentoring flows from real estate development to general business. As he shares anecdotes, his humility and compassion for others outside of his business is clear and present.
The experience to be mentored by Mr. Abraham has been a highlight in my career. For nearly thirty years, I’ve worked 60-70 hours per week in commercial and corporate real estate and made numerous sacrifices of personal and family time. Through the course, I’ve gained experience and credentials that will allow success and financial freedom past all expectation.
The experience to study the course materials, complete assignments and receive mentoring from Mr. Abraham has changed the direction of my future.
I’ve considered other industry trade designations and masters’ level real estate programs that provide theory-based learning. The REDI Foundation was the right approach for me as a practical training program to learn development skills, receive mentoring in real estate development and life lessons, and hands-on training. As a result of the six-month program, I will have an actual real estate development under review by the City Planning Department. The REDI coursework and mentoring by an experienced developer is the best approach, bar none.
As a highly successful developer, Mr. Abraham has a wealth of knowledge and demands top results from his students. His feedback is direct. His mentoring is compassionate. Mr. Abraham has poured his knowledge, wisdom and heart into the course materials and mentoring of apprentices. He treats his students as if they are family and expresses care and concern from a business and real world standpoint.
The REDI Foundation course is a challenging program. As any chief executive, Mr. Abraham pushes himself and those around him for ultimate success. His frequent guidance and encouragement have often pressed me to dig deeper to complete materials. In addition to real estate development, the course enables students to build and strengthen skills in business, communication, marketing and human interaction.
Mr. Abraham’s development and personal style remind me of the adage, “Never, never, never give up.” (Paraphrased Winston Churchill.) It’s truly challenging to put into words the impact that the REDI Course has made on my future.
Mr. Abraham shares his life experience and wisdom with students. He is very clear that we must rely upon ourselves, we must research and verify the accuracy of our work product, select partners carefully, be honest and truthful with partners and investors, and not to expect an easy path. His expectation of the work product is of the highest quality, which will ultimately benefit the student.
A leader will roll up his sleeves, get down in the trenches and show one how it’s done. By real life examples disclosed within the course and skilled mentoring, I feel almost as if I have absorbed Mr. Abraham’s wisdom. The coursework is challenging and Mr. Abraham pushes students, but it seems as if a business as well as personal transformation has occurred within me.
I feel as if I operate at a higher level in business meetings, that I can quickly assess various options and reach a swift informed decision. In business activities, I seem to possess a new quiet confidence as I progress through the various stages of a real estate development.
Once Mr. Abraham ends his teaching and mentoring, there will be a great void for the individual who desires to create new infrastructure and build skills and expertise that lead to success as a real estate developer.
These development concepts and business knowledge are not taught in universities. Based on geographic location and access to capital, real estate development and ownership can often be an exclusive club. Mr. Abraham has made this learning experience available to people of all backgrounds Worldwide. The tuition cost for the program is a fraction of the expense of an advanced degree. My gratitude for inclusion in REDI’s 6-Month Program is beyond description.”
- Marjorie C.
M. Bergman utilized the Marketing Mind Set Reframing Method taught in the Course by Richard Michael Abraham to secure joint venture investors. His work exemplifies what is learned in the three Semester, 6- Month Mentoring and Certification Real Estate Development Course.
"I've had the privilege of getting an MBA from one of the top business schools out there, consulting Fortune 500 companies, and having lunch with Warren Buffett. But I have to admit that the last 6 months with Mr. Abraham as my mentor have provided the most practical and invaluable hands-on education that I've received in my life. Seeing my first $12,000,000 multi-family project enter the early stages of development with a great partner/investor is testament to this.
It's been an exhilarating day - just had two separate investor meetings and they both want to invest in my 72 unit apartment development. To be honest, I'm amazed at the response of the most successful and wealthiest investors and developers in my city to my Market/Feasibility Study as taught in this Course/Program. After just six months in the course, the who's who in the development community are calling me... I want to thank Mr. Abraham for his guidance, mentorship, and patience through this process. Even this morning, Mr. Abraham invested a great deal of time to prepare me for these critical meetings with expert coaching, specific insights on how to keep cool, and wise counsel on the right questions to ask. Using Mr. Abraham's marketing mind set methods I now have ten (10) Joint Venture investors competing to get into my development. I especially like the mental framework he's helped me to develop - that I am looking to choose the right Joint Venture partner or investor - as opposed to trying to find an investor. I'm excited for this development and the many more to follow and I owe it all to Mr. Abraham.
The Materials have provided the complete background on how successful developers think and how I need to change my thinking to be a success. I also have appreciated ho data-driven and analytical the materials are with clear teaching on how to use and interpret the numbers to make wise decisions.
I have really grown and learned the essentials of development through Mr. Abraham's intensive course readings and assignments and most of all through our regular 1-1 interactions that have been very much focused on actual development I plan to do.
Mr. Abraham's mentoring has involved in-depth readings, challenging and practical assignments and 1-1 private email mentoring and interaction that has helped me to get a 12 acre parcel of land under agreement with a clear practical plan on how to build 72 units. I am learning how the successful and larger developers think. The approaches and decisions now make a lot of sense to me as a result of Mr. Abraham's mentorship.
I find that the reading and assignments give me the full background on how the best in the development business excel. But Mr. Abraham's 1-1 mentoring then takes it to an entirely different level by guiding through a specific development with practical and actionable advice.
With Mr. Abraham mentoring, I feel like I have a wise and experienced partner at the table that genuinely cares about my success. Mr. Abraham not only knows how to help me become successful, he also cares deeply about my long-term success. This shows a through clearly in all our interactions.
Wow, did I get my money's worth. I have a new clarity of mind and confidence on how to put together practical developments including how to run the numbers and present a complete and convincing Market/Feasibility Study to investors and lenders.
The land I currently have under agreement thanks in part to Mr. Abraham's guidance could very possibly increase in a value by $1,000,000 before I even break ground. That's pretty amazing ROI - and that's just the first development.
When making business decisions, Mr. Abraham has helped me to carefully weigh the pros and cons and 'think outside the box' to discover more creative options I hadn't considered before. This has led to simply more opportunities. I now look at my city with brand new ideas and as a result I see many real development opportunities that I never new existed.
I believe unique selling disposition of this Course and how we engage in it is the 1-1 mentoring from a highly successful and experienced developer who genuinely cares about his students and their success. I don't believe this type of program exists anywhere else in the world, thereby making it truly unique and priceless. Where else can you gain a multi million dollar business in return for a moderate Course tuition? Now, that's real value."
- Mark B.
“I am proceeding to joint venture develop a $12,000,000 North Padre Island Waterfront Luxury Resort Style Town Home Development and will earn my 15% equity ownership and profits.
The landowner is investing the land into the project and I’m now I am working to select the Joint Venture Investor. This deal will announce my arrival in the Real Estate Development World, a career I sincerely have only dreamed of coming true. The bulk of the credit, however, goes to my REDI Foundation experience and Richard Michael Abraham or “Richie” as his students call him.
With the help of The REDI Foundation I have been able to find and prove market demand, put together my Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture Study and interest of investors with confidence. Richie has helped in honing the vision and scope of the project.
The REDI 6-Month Program is excellent and profound, yet taught in a tangible and practical manner. That said, like most valuable things in this world it is hard work. This experience has not only offered practical education but has indeed developed my character.
The persistence, patience and encouragement of Mr. Abraham have been refreshing in a tenacious world. Simply put, he mentors and believes in me. I have not historically placed a high value on others believing in me other than my family, but Mr. Abraham’s intentional and kind, yet firm, one-on-one mentoring have been the backbone of my confidence to pursue my career in Real Estate Development.
From the very beginning, I have been impressed with Richie’s immediate advisory emails on my assignments with personal and intentional feedback. It might seem small, but receiving feedback when the assignment or material is fresh in your mind is incredibly valuable. It allows me to reflect without having to back track to refresh my memory on the subject matter. The promptness of the correspondences also communicates the value and faith of Mr. Abraham not only in my project but also in me.
In a world of secrecy and mystery, the REDI Foundation has helped lift the veil. One of the biggest hurdles in my pursuit of Real Estate Development was the mystery of the financials and feasibility. It is impossible to find someone who is both successful and willing to show you the inner workings of development deals. This information is often viewed as trade secrets. As a result my understanding of real financials and feasibility, and more specifically IRR returns for investors has now allowed me to demonstrate credibility to investors. Words cannot express not only how grateful I am but also how valuable this has been for my project and future projects.
The Course Materials walks you through step by step from concept to execution through every conceivable component of development in a systematic way. Assignments are purposeful, comprehensive and practical for all aspects of development.
The immediate application of every assignment has been one of the most important parts of my REDI Program experience. As a college student in the business school at SMU, I studied theory and intangible concepts.
The REDI Foundation’s practical education and application approach is the primary element that so attracted me to the REDI Foundation. I thought to myself, ‘This concept is ingenious and makes so much sense on a practical level.’ If I can take what I am learning and immediately apply it then retention is going to go through the roof. Not to mention the strength it will give my development project. This REDI approach to becoming a real estate developer is simply brilliant.
The entire experience from the Course Materials, Assignments and Exams to the immediate and personal one-on-one mentoring and feedback from Mr. Abraham, has been so much more than I hoped or expected. I mean that sincerely. Given what I paid for college versus what I gained educationally, the tuition for the REDI Foundation versus the experience, education and confidence is very inexpensive.
REDI’s Program and Mr. Abraham have changed everything about my future. I am confident I have the tools and ability to develop anything anywhere. That is not a boastful overconfident shout. Because of the all-encompassing principles and practical approach to development now embedded in me as a result of the course and personal mentoring from Mr. Abraham, I now genuinely have the confidence to develop anywhere. The fundamental REDI approach is fool proof and universal.
The REDI Foundation is rooted in truth and results. It is rare to find anyone who genuinely has your best interest in mind and much less if that person has a track record of great success and authenticity. I, along with many students before me, found that very thing in Richard Michael Abraham.
I want to take this opportunity to publically thank Mr. Abraham for his belief in me - his fairness, and taking action on his desire to leave a legacy in the hearts, minds and careers of his students - the next generation. His genuine concern and commitment to my success as a person and a developer is more than I could ever expect. His patience and faithfulness as I encountered life circumstances, has been an incredible gift. I am truly humbled that he takes the time to invest in my story and no amount of money could repay him for the blessing he has been to me in every way.
Lastly, if you are considering REDI’s 6-Month Program, do so purposefully. It is not for the faint - or half- hearted. Life will not wait on you. If you encounter anything like I did, then it will push you to your limits. But if you stay the course there is an indescribable reward on the other side. Not only will you have a special friend in Richard Michael Abraham but you will also have ALL the tools you need to take development from concept to completion.
Since the REDI Program in so contingent upon Mr. Abraham’s personal mentorship, it will not continue forever. I don’t know how long he will continue to offer this opportunity to prospective students, but for your sake and your family’s sake I implore you to act now. Do your due diligence, but don’t delay. I genuinely hope you get the honor and acceptance to be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity. God Bless.”
- Tim K.
“As an architect, my ever increasing concern about the environment, has provided me with a compelling vision of beautiful buildings, technically savvy to solve our energy demands without taxing the environment. But gaining real estate developer knowledge remained my void.
If you want to be a real estate developer but are held back by not knowing where to start or how to select the best Course/Program, just go to The REDI Foundation.ﾠ The learning experience is second to none,ﾠ unsurpassable in that it is an experienced, hands-on, project-based, private, one-on-one Mentoring Course. You work on an actual project as you learn the development business. The knowledge is from Richard Michael Abraham with his lifetime of experience. And, if selected, he personally mentors you. You will not get this type of knowledge or mentoring in any other structured course/program in the World.
The REDI Foundation facilitates a well-crafted and formulated course for developing real estate, created by Mr. Abraham, a developer genius with a lifetime full of successful experiences.ﾠ The REDI Foundation has a motto – Every development must be proven to be ‘Doable, In-Demand, Feasible’ – which when fully understood and practiced represents the crux to succeed developing or joint venturing real estate projects. The entire course with Mr. Abraham’s leadership and mentoring helps you understand how and why the components of this motto work with the essential underpinning applicable to every development project.
The one-on-one mentoring is intuitive, thoughtful, sincere, helpful, stern, thought provoking and motivational. Assignments and exams are commented on seamlessly with the email mentoring that addresses any questions you may have with the course material. The mentoring polishes off the extensive, printed course materials, clarify the data and enhance the knowledge it takes to be a successful developer. Students in general rarely have mentors.ﾠ Having one at the top of his game is quite rewarding.
The real value is of the 6-Month Real Estate Development Coaching – Certification Program remains priceless - you cannot put a dollar value on this course. This knowledge comes from years of trial and error, years of experience, and years of success.ﾠ Even though you have to work hard to acquire the benefits of the knowledge presented, you will be completely empowered once the course is completed and fully absorbed. Power to make informed decisions, avoid mistakes, and gain positive results and control your future.ﾠ In real estate development – you cannot put a price on this.ﾠ Simply stated, it’s not remotely possible to put a value on this Course – the value received is so much more than the tuition. Given the enormous added income expected in my business and my own real estate development projects, the return is very, very high.”
- Jeff P.
The REDI Foundation is honored to present the Award of Distinction to Todd R. for his extraordinary work in packaging the Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture Development, The Franklin Building – a Philadelphia inner city Apartment Building and Restaurant development.
Todd took his $70,000 parcel of land and turned it into an $8,000,000 real estate development after mastering the real estate development skills needed in The REDI Foundation’s 6 Month Real Estate Development Mentoring and Certification Course/Program.
"Success as a real estate developer is a RARE GEM and Mr. Abraham pushes you to shine. As much work as you put in, he will tell you, equals the result that you will get out. And, he will definitely push you to go above and beyond what you consider to be your best. With an extensive background in Chemistry, Art and Mathematics from Temple University, I still did not FEEL FULFILLED… until I enrolled into the REDI Foundation’s Real Estate Development Certification Program. Imagine having someone that’s like a friend of the family, a close friend of the family who wants to passionately and wholeheartedly see you succeed as a real estate developer, fulfilling your visions…Richard Michael Abraham. Imagine having a life coach that passionately wants to see you succeed…Richard Michael Abraham. And the icing on the cake - to have someone teach you PRINCIPLES that most people wouldn’t even learn in a lifetime…Richard Michael Abraham. The REDI Foundation has helped me to cultivate my PASSION and GIFT as a successful real estate developer. Mr. Abraham genuinely, patiently and aggressively opens up and unleashes the gift that you already had inside of you but was just dormant, waiting to be presented to the world. Not only has Mr. Abraham removed the enigmas out of the real estate developing puzzle but he has accelerated my drive to move forward with a restaurant and apartment complex development on a vacant lot that I’ve owned for the last 10 years,“ Todd stated.
Todd represents a new breed of real estate developer – average Americans taking entrepreneurial charge of their lives, protecting their futures by learning how to develop real estate – whether you have the powerful desire to put together Joint Venture Developments as a career or develop your own land with Joint Venture Investors.
“This development is just the tip of the iceberg to what the future will hold. What so many other developers KEEP HIDDEN out of fear, Mr. Abraham and The REDI Foundation brings to light with stellar confidence. This course is at a cost that is pale in comparison to University Master’s Degree Programs in real estate development and ensures that you will avoid ANY one of the countless, endless mistakes that YOU WILL MAKE without it. There are 3 semesters. Each semester is 2 months for a total of 6 months. That is ONLY 180 DAYS out of your life to improve your life, for the better, FOREVER. With the high-quality, printed Course materials, you will ALWAYS have reference manuals for your library for decades to come. The mentoring by Richard Michael Abraham is invaluable, priceless,” Todd added.
Todd’s unique development has been featured in hundreds of newspapers across the United States.
“TO ANYONE OUT THERE WHO WANTS TO LEARN HOW TO DEVELOP REAL ESTATE: What this man stands for is unparalleled in this industry. Mr. Abraham’s passion, his drive, his experience and his principles will carry you to a level that only a few, elite developers ascend. You have to seize an opportunity of a lifetime, because you will not have a lifetime to seize this opportunity. There was this man that I once met in a heavy rain when times were tough for me about 6 months ago. Through the torrential downpours of Market Research & Analysis… he was there. Through the typhoons of Finance Principles, Discounted Rates of Return, Joint Ventures & whirlwinds of feasibilities… he was still there. Then the waters started to rise. As I relentlessly pushed through the mud of Negotiations, Acquisitions, Approval Processes, Marketing, Promotions, Advertising & Sales… Would you believe this man was still there? And when the clouds started to part & the sun started to rise, through the concrete pushed a flower that was destined to be: Richie’s next real estate developer...Behind every reason lies a reason. And this man’s reason is his legacy. He said you can have a gift but it is not a gift until you give it. He gave me the gift of real estate development. Through every step of the way he reinforced my talent, my drive & my spirit. Not only did he elaborate in great detail about how to get investors but he also surrendered the formula & blueprint on how to pique their utmost interest. To Mr. Abraham or Richie, as his students call him, & the rest of The REDI Foundation, I tip my hat & bow out. Thanks for everything.”
- Todd R.
"I plan to proceed with my Course project: Sudsations Xpress Car Wash in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. This exciting development sits on a 1.25 acre site and will be comprised of a 66 ft. long by 21 ft. wide (3-5) minute options automated express wash tunnel and dryer with an 8.5 ft. wide chemical room, 1 express lane with pay station, 12 parking spaces each complete with cleaning stations (vacuums and trash bins), an air machine, and a car mat cleaning station. Only two-thirds of the site is proposed to be developed at this time leaving the last one-third for potential Self-Serve bays making this a super competitive Flex-Serve car wash in the future. From the initial investment of $1,159,906, the joint investor’s IRR over a 5-year period is 45.42%. The total value of this project is $2,899,766 and I have structured my 10% joint venture equity ownership.
I have always wanted to be involved in real estate development and for the past several years, I have been contemplating going back to school and getting an MBA. I am a civil engineer (P.E.) and have worked in site development (both design and management) for the past 12 years. I also have a real estate license. My knowledge was limited to the field of engineering.
After completing the REDI Course, I now realize I don’t need an MBA. The financial feasibility assignments and acquisition strategies in this Course are ground breaking. I am now able to create cash flow, income, and land acquisition statements, calculate and target IRR, as well as having access to all of Richard Michael Abraham’s masterful negotiating methods. Not only did I save substantially on college tuition I now have a “bird’s eye view” of the development process: able to identify market demand all the way to creating my own unique marketing and sales advertisements to raising the capital.
The Course Materials, Assignments and Exams coupled with Richard Michael Abraham’s personal Mentoring pushed me to the next level. I can now pursue my entrepreneurial dreams as I have the skillset to create any kind of real estate development (industrial, commercial, retail, residential, etc.) moving forward! In addition to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of real estate development, Mr. Abraham taught me the ‘mindset’ necessary to be a successful developer. Mr. Abraham taught me Current Economic Conditions, Future Forecasts and Trending, Local Economy, Market Research Data Points, GDP, Inflation, Money Supply, Sustainable Growth, Interest rates, Exports, Trade Balance, and so much more. I am trained now to put together a dynamic Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture Study for Sudsations Xpress Car Wash. I would not have been able to do it had Richie not pushed me to my excellence. Richie wanted me to win – several times during the Course, he personally checked in with me via email to offer encouragement and additional guidance.
The REDI Foundation and Richard Michael Abraham’s Course cannot be found anywhere else. I searched everywhere for 2 years before I applied for this Course. This Course has catapulted my professional career with everything I know now and has tremendously contributed to my personal life. Richie got me to move out of my comfort zone. These assignments varied from working directly with course materials to driving the market area to going out in the field and interviewing or meeting with industry professionals: contractors, engineers, surveyors, architects, including attorneys, municipalities, utility companies, and car wash experts.
I feel very lucky and grateful to have gotten the rare opportunity to complete the REDI Foundation Course and be mentored by Richard Michael Abraham. As I have heard in the past from many developers in the field, “You cannot learn the development process in any book or course. It takes years to gain the knowledge and experience to be a successful real estate developer.” I now know that is no longer true. The REDI Course and Richard Michael Abraham’s private mentoring profoundly changed my life forever – all in 6 months. I now have control over my future. Anything is possible.
If one is serious, loves real estate development, has integrity and a strong work ethic, wants to be creative, challenged and mentored to excel, I highly recommend enrolling in the 6-month REDI Course. This is a WORLD CLASS Course and it’s the best investment I’ve ever made.”
- Bealinda P.