REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT LAND DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
STUDENTS BECOMING "REAL"
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS
Student Course Projects
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:
Nate M. owns a construction company and is now a developer.
“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.
Tim is a civil engineer and now developer.
The REDI Foundation is honored to present the Award of Distinction to Tim W. for his extraordinary work in developing a 24-unit apartment project in San Diego.
"I am proceeding with the development and construction of a 24-unit project in San Diego and all investor, joint venture partners are so excited. Richard Michael Abraham’s knowledge and mentoring I would argue guarantees success. I didn’t know how to penetrate the market without capital. This course has helped me overcome that hurdle. I now have the confidence and expertise to focus on real estate development for my own financial benefit. The printed Course Materials are a bible of real estate development knowledge. The Course Materials, Assignment, and Exams are a key element of this Course, but I view the private mentoring from Richard Michael Abraham as something above and beyond any Course that I have ever experienced.
I am a civil engineer with a background in managing large design and construction projects as a consultant. I feel that real estate development has been in my future for a long time. But I didn’t know how to penetrate the market without capital. This course has helped me overcome that hurdle.
I want to be visionary and convert raw land or underperforming real estate into high income producing property. I have been involved in construction and real estate for 15 years and now I want to pave my future in the real estate development business.
The REDI Foundation’s Mentoring Course has opened my eyes. I feel like the knowledge I have gained has helped me view real estate in a completely different way. I now have the confidence and expertise to focus on real estate development for my own financial benefit. The value of the Course can be explained in a few words – ‘real-life knowledge from a pro.’
The printed Course Materials are a bible of real estate development knowledge. I find myself referencing and reading the Course Materials several times per day to gain a deep understanding of the development business and process.
The Course Materials, Assignment, and Exams are a key element of this Course, but I view the private mentoring from Richard Michael Abraham as something above and beyond any Course that I have ever experienced. His mentoring is guiding me through difficult real estate development situations and helping to shed light on the whole process.
This Course is like having a completely un-biased pro working right with you side by side. Mr. Abraham’s personal touch helps increase confidence and give you the sense that you have an ally ready to help. Mr. Abraham’s knowledge and mentoring I would argue guarantees success.
My engineering experience taught me about processes, my construction experience taught me how to build a building and The REDI Foundation’s Course married the two together and added a vast understanding of real estate development. The Course materials plus the private mentoring by Mr. Abraham is the most intellectual way I can imagine to get real-life knowledge of the real estate development business and process. Once you have Mr. Abraham’s mentoring available to you through this Course, then you will identify and produce a “real” real estate development in your area with a pro lighting your path.
His articles of the day, Course material, and general mentoring feedback has been mind altering for me. I have found his guidance to not only help with tough decisions but also force me to look outside the box and find new un-touched development ideas.
This course is invaluable to my family and me. I can only imagine the income stream that can be tapped with the help of this Course. The value of the Course can be explained in a few words – ‘real-life knowledge from a pro’. Mr. Abraham helps weekly with every aspect of the Course as if he is helping his own son learn the ropes of the real estate development business.”
- Tim W.
Mike is a recent college graduate and now joint venture developer.
"16 months ago, I earned my C-RED Certification. Richard Michael Abraham instructed and mentored me to meet with landowners. One of the landowners was so impressed with my Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture Study that I had completed for my Course project agreed to put his $2,500,000 parcel of land into the Joint Venture and to give me a 46% equity ownership participation in the development if I could put it together. Applying the skills learned in the Course, I negotiated a subordination of the land to a $12,000,000 lender construction credit line. Then, I was able to secure $2,000,000 in private investor equity capital. As taught in The REDI Program, I took the project through all planning board approvals for a 170-unit residential community. I then pre-sold the first phase and now I have started construction. I had no prior real estate development experience before enrolling in The REDI Foundation’s Course/Program.
The REDI Foundation is the most practical, tried and tested real estate development course. The course has the perfect balance between assignments, fieldwork, mentoring, exams, real stories from a successful developer, and mastering the mindset you need to succeed. After going through the course, I now possess the knowledge and the confidence to get investor and landowner joint venture partners and create a very successful real estate development firm. By far, the most important part of the course is the one-on-one, private coaching. Mr. Abraham’s mentoring, input and suggestions are invaluable, and really give you re-assurance that you are on the right path. I get very excited by all the email mentoring responses Mr. Abraham gives me, as well as his frequent articles and thoughts of the day.
All I did was exactly what Mr. Abraham taught me. I couldn't have imagined earning this much money before I took the REDI Foundation’s Course/Program. I know now that money for my developments will never be an issue, given that I possess the skills to professionally package, present and have investors calling me for my developments. And by mastering Mr. Abraham’s negotiating skills, I am saving 20%-30% on construction bids. Having someone like Mr. Abraham mentor you privately is something invaluable, that you cannot find anywhere else. The most important factor, to me, is having the confidence that I have someone like Mr. Abraham with practical experience and success by my side, a mentor with my best interest in mind. Mr. Abraham is very demanding, which is exactly what you need when you want to rise in such a competitive field as real estate development.
Before taking the REDI Course, I felt people didn't respect me in the real estate field. I am now treated with like and respect when talking about real estate development. Mr. Abraham's all business approach and philosophy has turned me into a true expert in the real estate development field. I now am completely convinced that I will be able to package one development after another while always keeping my ethical values as Mr. Abraham teaches. If you value experience, success, practical knowledge, and private Mentoring, you will instantly realize the value of this course. The tuition price of the course, in my opinion, is a very small fraction of the value you receive, and this is by far the best course I have ever taken in any field in my entire life. I truly recommend this Course to anyone that is seriously thinking of developing land or real estate or wants to become a joint venture developer working with investor capital. You will be forced to act, and at the end of the course you will have a complete real estate project to develop. You will also have the knowledge to make this a business, and control and secure the rest of your future. The REDI Foundation and Richard Michael Abraham are giving me the confidence not only to develop any property, but also to get investor`s capital and develop as a joint venture partner."
- Mike T.
Brian is a former corporate executive and now joint venture developer.
"Real estate development is the perfect profession for me as I have the opportunity to combine my creative side with hard business skills while generating positive economic growth for the community. Since graduating the REDI Program, I have been actively involved in several large development projects. I am developing my 20 acre tract of land in Colorado I purchased for $450,000 (with signed up franchise tenants ) following the Mentoring of Richard Michael Abraham. Using the skills taught in the REDI Program, I have subdivided the land and sold a 5.4 acre lot to a car dealership and contributed a 3 acre lot for a JV hotel development with Wyndham. This 69-key new construction hotel (Microtel by Wyndham) is currently financed and under construction. Foundations are being poured next week! The total value of this project is $5.6mm and I own 50% and my JV partner owns 50%. And my remaining land to be developed is now valued at $2,000,000. I have several other future projects in the pipeline, involving a 292 acres under contract - which I plan to repackage, subdivide into residential, retail and mixed-use projects and sell off. Longer term, I have put together a joint venture property development in Pembra, Mozambique.
I’m an aspirational real estate developer who chose this Course to transition to an ‘actual developer’.ﾠ I’m from Colorado, where I attended the University of Colorado and received degrees in Finance and both Spanish and Portuguese.ﾠ I’ve had the opportunity to experience an international career.ﾠ
The REDI Foundation is helping me by teaching me a proven successful method to developing real estate that I can use throughout my career. In the past I had ideas for potential real estate developments, however, I did not understand the process of Market Analysis, Financial Feasibility and Joint Venture Structuring taught by The REDI foundation. The hands on approach and personal mentoring provided by Richard Michael Abraham are helping me tremendously to put together a real, doable, in demand and feasible real estate development.
The printed Course materials are helpful because the material is broken down into a step-by-step process for developing real estate. By working through the material I am learning the process by creating and developing my own real estate development.
Richard Michael Abraham provides expert coaching every step of the way. The printed Course material, assignments, exams and coaching all work together. Richard Michael Abraham reviews your work and provides significant input. This advisory is vital.
The greatest benefit to this Course is the personal and private mentorship provided by Richard Michael Abraham. Mr. Abraham or ‘Richie’ as his students call him, really becomes a part of your development team - an expert who guides you through the entire process of Real Estate Development. He is very quick to respond and gives 100% effort to helping his students succeed in putting together a doable, in demand and feasible real estate development. I feel blessed to have this opportunity and value the coaching provided above all aspects of the Course.
I have had the opportunity to talk with bright individuals who have had ideas for real estate developments but haven’t progressed passed the “idea” stage. They haven’t progressed past this day dreaming stage because they lack The REDI Foundation’s comprehensive and proven method. The REDI foundation’s comprehensive mentoring Course provides the expertise needed to be able to proceed and take action. The mentoring I’m receiving in the course is equivalent to having an expert developer as a business partner. This Course has been vital for me to move from the day dreaming stage to actual execution.
As part of his coaching, Mr. Abraham leads, inspires and motivates. Not only does he review your work and provide input but he also motivates you by helping you see the success that awaits you if you put in the hard work needed to be successful. Mr. Abraham provides you with examples of previous student successes, thoughts of the day that inspire, and he gives of himself - a genuine desire to see his students succeed. If you work hard and dedicate yourself to this Course then Mr. Abraham will help you every step of the way. It is like I said earlier, having Mr. Abraham as a mentor is like having an expert developer as your business partner who will lead, guide, mentor and motivate you through the process.
I think to find the real value of the Course you need to find how much you would pay for an experienced real estate developer executing a real estate development with you. Imagine the cost of that vs. The REDI Foundation’s nominal tuition. I could never afford to hire an experienced developer. But the Course mentoring essentially provides this expert developer – Richard Michael Abraham.
When you think about the value you are receiving in this Course for the nominal amount of the tuition cost, it is incredible. Without this Course I would not have an in demand and feasible real estate development with a 20% equity position. I consider Mr. Abraham a partner in my development that I am working on, so as a partner the value this Course has provided me is worth at least 50% of my equity stake in my development. This Course teaches you the nuts and bolts of real estate development and Mr. Abraham helps you every step of the way to create your own real estate development that can change your life. Because of the great opportunity I’ve been given through this Course, there’s no way I can put a monetary figure on the value I’ve received.
The private mentoring received from Mr. Abraham through email correspondence is superior to conventional online classes and webinars because you receive individual attention and tailored guidance for your unique real estate development. Individual and private coaching is needed. Other classes and webinars teach theory. The REDI Foundation’s Course with personal mentorship teaches through doing and without personal mentorship from Mr. Abraham that would not be possible. I think you can compare results to prove that private mentoring is more effective than online classes with no advisory. At the end of the REDI course I will not only have certified expertise as a Real Estate Developer but I will also have an in demand and feasible real estate development project. At the end of any other online class I would have theoretical knowledge only. If you want to physically execute a real estate development as opposed to just learning the theory, then I recommend The REDI Foundation Course."
- Brian S.
James was engaged in construction and now is Vice President of a major development firm.
“We plan to proceed with Urban Heights. Urban Heights is a small niche development that is conveniently located just one mile northwest from downtown Fort Lauderdale. The development will consist of two bedroom and three bedroom apartments with features and amenities that are typically found in newer, larger scale apartment developments. The goal is to target young urban professionals who want to work, live, and play close to home.
Enrolling into the 6-month REDI program was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Initially I could not afford to enroll but then I thought about it and began to realize that I could not afford not to enroll in the program.
In the past I had tried every textbook approach I could find to teach me the skills of real estate development but none of these approaches gave me a practical no-nonsense approach to development like you learn from the REDI Foundation. The program has shown me the proper way to analyze development trends through color-coded maps and to look for value generators that create complimentary developments and then write a market and feasibility study to prove the demand of your development. In the past I would ride around looking for vacant lots or buildings for sale then I thought about what I wanted to build. Now I ride around and look for value generators that demand a particular complimentary development. It’s the scientific way to find hidden development gems.
Currently, I am a business owner. Throughout the 6-month program, I saw firsthand the life lessons Mr. Abraham tried to emphasize play out in my own life. Mr. Abraham taught us that when you fall down in life no one is going to come to your rescue. And when you choose a business partner or investor, you really have to vet them and put them through the Meat Grinder to test their sincerity and underlying interest. Now that I know and understand these concepts, I can make smarter decisions that will lead to a much better outcome in my business endeavors.
The printed materials were more like interactive workbooks of practical applications. They were very easy to read and follow and now serve as reference tools and guide whenever I need to refer back to a particular concept, thought, or financial feasibility problems.
The coaching has been the best attribute of the course. Every week there was a new concept being taught, and when I turned in my assignments Mr. Abraham did not hold back but gave me constructive criticism to get me to perform at a higher level. The way the assignments and exams were structured, concepts, definitions, and thoughts always stayed fresh in your mind and forces you to retain information in your memory.
Mr. Abraham goes out of his way to provide students with examples from his own past experiences and examples of successful past student projects. Seeing these examples and knowing in the back of your mind that someone just like yourself has successfully completed this course and produced or is pursuing a potential real estate development is by far the best motivation boost to keep you working hard to do your very best work.
Before taking this 6-month Course, I had a distorted view about the economy. I thought if interest rates were low, then it was time to buy. Mr. Abraham on the other hand taught me to delve into the economy indicators and evaluate what's going on globally and nationally in contrast to what's happening locally. Once I began doing this, I quickly realized that rates can be low and the stock market could be thriving but on Main street unemployment can be at an all-time high and real estate could be in a slump. So, now I read all of the economic signs.
Being personally Mentored by Mr. Abraham is like having unlimited access (for a six month period) to one of the brightest and successful minds in the real estate development industry. I would compare the mentorship I've received to being taught how to play the game of basketball by one of the greatest coaches to ever play and coach the game.
There were times during this six-month program that I felt I would give up. But every time I experienced a hardship or difficult situation, Mr. Abraham always sent me some words of encouragement or a "thought for the day" that always seem to pull me through my situation. There were times where the subject matter was a little difficult for me to grasp but Mr. Abraham would always provide me with explanations and/or examples from other students who were working on similar problem; basically showing me that if he or she could do it so could I. Every time Mr. Abraham provided me with this type of support, I always managed to break though and accomplish a particular task that once felt insurmountable. Mr Abraham made me realize that though this course I had the power to change my life forever.
The value I received from this 6-month course cannot be quantified; because this course has been invaluable. I am forever indebted to Mr. Abraham and the REDI Foundation for accepting me into this program and giving me the opportunity of a lifetime.
I would say to others who may be contemplating on enrolling into the REDI Foundation 6-month real estate development program to take the leap and come with your heart and mind opened to receive new concepts, thoughts, and ideas on real estate development because when you do you, you will be on the road to becoming a new and successful intuitive real estate developer and taking complete control over your life by putting together real joint ventures.
It's very rare to find someone that is willing to share their secrets of success for the sole purpose of helping you improve your life. One thousand times "thank you" to Richard Michael Abraham would be too few....”
- James D.
Terry is an acquisition specialist, site acquisition and mergers for big oil distributors and now a developer.
“I am proceeding with a proposed 140,000 sq. ft. retail development in Windsor, CT. It is the largest track of land for sale and is in the highest growth area of CT.
For 30+ years I have been involved with managing, marketing, ops and real estate for big oil distributor’s including retail fueling and convenience store acquisitions. My job in the last 10 years was M&A, acquiring existing operational site/sites and garnering underdeveloped property for New to Industry sites.
Richard Michael Abraham’s Course helped me dig down into the details to build that site out to its highest and best use development.
I have scrubbed down University, Colleges, and other courses offerings to garner a developers’ education. The REDI Program with 800-pages, hands on materials are authentic. These materials are not taught by a professor want-to be. Richie’s course materials teach you, nuts and bolts, from the trenches, step by step real estate development methods, to take control of real estate parcels, getting in front of the decision makers, digging down into the details, data, and methods to create a successful, powerful Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture Study.
This is not a rub elbows with upper and middle management, to feel better about your contact list, expensive education.
Richie’s methods of printed course materials, followed by course assignments assure you’re getting the lingo/logic/behavior/methodology behind his teaching. The exams teach, reiterate, and regurgitate all that you have learned in each of the 4 Course Sections. Retention is obtained by repetition. Repetition Assures Retention. The questions differ, but the know-how to get to the answers is learned.
After each assignment is submitted, a personal email appears quickly, by Richie. Richie is deliberate. He is not personally mentoring to make you feel good. This is his life’s mission, his Legacy Course and he is sincerely invested to make sure you take control of your personal success. He is betting his own reputation on your success. Tell me, how many people you know in corporate America today, care enough about your success that they will stake their personal reputation on you?
Richie’s quick responses, deliberate nature, no nonsense, and authentic attention to detail far exceed all of the education I have obtained over my adult life. Mind you, I have 16 years- worth of education, which includes an MBA from a top rated university and multiple years of elite continuing education.
Richie doesn’t just teach the nuts and bolts of real estate development, he teaches you to look beyond the real estate and see the universal factors that must be calculated into creating a successful development.
All of my previous education allowed me to become a good corporate, controlled, citizen. It did not teach me to be an “in control of my own destiny entrepreneur.
Without a doubt in my mind, the current economic and political arena is rigged toward the wealthy, Wall Street, and Institutional investors. If you work for corporations you are enslaved, fearful of asking for a raise, as your position can easily be replaced by the thousands of under-employed, non-employed Americans.
Richie, as his friends call him, has dedicated himself to empowering me. As I take into account all of my peers, colleagues, friends, and family, I have to ask myself, whom of them has dedicated their time and expertise to my success? Of course, my parents taught me the guiding principles of being a good human being. My educators have helped me learn techniques to move in this world. But no one, except Richie, has taken the time to mentor me personally, to take full control as a successful real estate developer and entrepreneur.
Richie, in his mentoring, sends inspiring lessons and observations weekly to get you through your fears. We all are capable of greatness and yet, on so many occasions, fear holds us back. Richie gets you through your fears, by giving you the guiding principles of preforming a successful real estate development project.
Richie, not only teaches you how to perform the tasks to get your package ready, he prepares you mentally. The real value in Richie’s program is the mental paradigm shift you receive under his mentorship.
If I was to take the amount of sweat equity of my first development package, I am receiving an IRR of 1845% and $7.1MM in income over the next 5 years.
Another way to look at the cost of this program equals: REDI’s Tuition/ $7.1MM
You do the math!!
In my assignments, Richie points out what will fly, what is important, what you have left out, what is fluff and fillers, and what investors want to see in your Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture Study. He takes you through every point in your package and assignments to clarify, zero in, and build my commitment to the project. This is the true NO BS Arena!
My future is secure. My success has been made certain by Richie’s mentoring.
How was I to move against the policies in place to minimize my right to abundance? It’s called REDI and specifically Richard Michael Abraham.
If you are alive and not in denial, you know everything in place is rigged against your living in abundance. When you have a person, like Richie, whom has dedicated his successful life’s experience to TEACH you how to fish vs. giving you fish, you have to take this opportunity.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am turning sweat equity into $7.1MM within a 5 year period. How many of your advisors, colleagues, friends and family are at your fingertips to help/mentor you to achieve financial freedom, freedom from fear, freedom from the manipulation and policies that are stacked against you and your family?
I cannot find the words to express my gratitude and respect for Richie. He is living out his aspirations by giving back to his fellow humans. RESPECT.”
- Terry A.
Chad is an architect and is pursuing a career as developer.
“My course project in San Marcos, California, is the development of a new Mixed Use development that contains 26 rental apartments and 3 commercial spaces - Ideally located in the San Diego designated redevelopment area.
The REDI Foundation has transformed my education, thinking and has given me a positive new outlook on my family’s future and me. I have gone through a mental paradigm shift that will remain with me forever.
For a long time I had felt quite hopeless about the future as I had no directed focus at the mid-point of my life. Being an Architect, I have always been passionate about design and the creation of space but today quite often the Architect has become nothing more than a commodity in the process of getting buildings constructed or renovated. I wanted more. I wanted to be an Architect/Developer that had full control over my future and work life while being able to build a wealth legacy for my children. There were pieces of the puzzle that were missing to achieve my goals and the REDI Foundation has now given me the tools to accomplish my goal as Architect/Developer.
The printed Course Materials are 800-pages of knowledge and real world applied experience authored by Richard Michael Abraham. The knowledge is very detailed yet boiled down to the essential information that is crucial to understand. These Course Materials will continue to guide me for the rest of my career.
The foundational nature of the Course Materials with the associated assignments and exams are set up to build ever forward and are very comprehensive. Many of the assignments get you out into your marketplace and do the necessary boots on the ground market research that will ultimately be applied to the actual Course development. Each assignment to my personal, one-on-one mentor and developer, Richard Michael Abraham receives almost immediate feedback that reinforces my learning. When you do not understand anything, Mr. Abraham boils the information down into concepts that are easily understood and applicable to the assignments. Richie (as his friends and students call him) always goes beyond what is required to teach and support his students. He has surprised me countless times by how quickly he responds to questions, requests and assignments - one time in less than 30 minutes.
My architecture education and experience taught me about creative problems solving and building design; my construction and project management experience taught me how to construct a building. The REDI Foundation’s Course married the two together and added a vast understanding of real estate development that I can apply to my work for the rest of my life. The Course Materials plus the private coaching with Mr. Abraham is the most effective way imaginable to master real-life knowledge of the real estate development business. I have always believed that the best way is to ‘learn is by doing’ as it becomes applied learning rather than textbooks and theory. The REDI process is priceless as it works in a very foundational way by building on each lesson to get to the full broad-spectrum lesson that sticks in your mind like concrete.
In addition, Mr. Abraham, through his ‘Thoughts of the Day” e-mails and teachings as further Course Materials would highlight the economic issues facing the world and our country on daily basis. Gone are the days of getting a good stable job with a pension and riding off into the future for retirement. Every day is a challenge for all people and the job that we have today is not guaranteed tomorrow. Richie really wants all of his students to fight for their future and live like everything depends on it. I have this mentality now moving forward knowing I cannot depend on others.
Richie is really one of a kind. I truly felt he wanted me to succeed. He was incredibly understanding, motivating, inspiring and constantly engaging. His wisdom, knowledge, experience and teaching style all working in synergy played a vital role in transforming me into who I always wanted to be - an Architect/Developer.
The difference with the REDI 6-Month Program as opposed to University degrees is that throughout your many months of hard work, you go through many different assignments that require you to go beyond your comfort zone; pushing you to be better. During these intense times you realize that you have created a bond with your mentor (Richie) that you will carry with you throughout your career. Richie knows how to get the most out of you. Having Richard Michael Abraham on your side as a mentor makes the difference. The experience that I had going through REDI’s three-semester Program could not be duplicated in any university setting and I am so glad that I did this. The value is unmatched! I will look back on these days and know that this was a pivotal time in my family’s future and me.
Mr. Abraham’s coaching is very unique. He challenged me on a constant basis. I worked very hard on all assignments and exams knowing that he would review them in detail and provide honest feedback. This approach and his style are like no other that I have ever found. He is very detailed and meticulous in his approach to leading you. I needed to ensure that my Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture Study was well assembled and was real as I plan to develop this project. My Market/Feasibility/Joint Venture Study is my resume for my investors. And so, Mr. Abraham kept pushing me with his suggestions until I perfected every detail, word and calculation. It is Mr. Abraham’s style and diligence that paved the way for me to excel. The constant interaction and advisory were phenomenal.
On the day that Mr. Abraham ends his private coaching, it will be a sad day for all those would be entrepreneurial people who want to have control over their future. He is a very unique person who truly cares about his student’s success and their future. If you are willing to work very hard and follow the REDI program and Richie’s mentoring - it will change your life. I am so glad that I took the leap and applied. A real life game changer!"
- Chad C.
The REDI Foundation is honored to present the Award of Distinction to Peter S. for extraordinary work with his 17-unit apartment project in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Peter holds a Master's Degree and has been an entrepreneurial commercial real estate deal maker.
"My course project is doable, feasible and in demand. It is a 17-unit apartment development spread over three buildings, three levels, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, double internal access garaging, Stunning views over the city with sun drenched orientation to the North East. Superb location. Projected development costs $8.9 million. Investor IRR 89.61% inflation adjusted. Financing structure 75% total development cost construction loan and 25% equity investor. At the time of writing three major banks have indicated they will fund the 75% construction loan. I couldn’t have done any of it without the private, one-on-one mentoring with Richard Michael Abraham.
In my case, the course materials talk to me. It is as if Mr. Abraham is sitting beside me explaining every detail. I had looked worldwide for the best real estate development program and never expected to find Mr. Abraham and the REDI Foundation let alone be privately mentored. I knew that what Mr. Abraham was about to teach me would change my life forever.
Learning leads to knowledge; experience leads to wisdom. Mr. Abraham delivers the best student learning experience possible. Mr. Abraham, or Richie as his students call him, fuses decades of “real world” real estate development knowledge, experience and wisdom into an active, action learning methodology.
The “real world” in which we live is full of erroneous and fictitious information and fraudulent intent. Sadly, the ethical business person is an exception in today's business environment. Richie gives clarity as to the interplay between economic, political, legislative policy and the effects of changing GDP. By gaining awareness of the built in system of how the World works through his teachings, I can navigate the mire more accurately.
To be personally mentored by Richie is a once in a lifetime opportunity that only a few people worldwide get the privilege to experience. I am humbled for placement into The REDI Foundation’s Mentoring – Certification program. Bring enthusiasm and sincerity, work hard on all assignments and exams, and he will change your life. That is what Mr. Abraham has done for me.
I view the REDI Foundation and Mr. Abraham’s real estate development certification (C-RED) and private mentoring program as the best real estate development program in the world. Please remember “good grades are just the beginning” they guarantee nothing. I would not have attained the results I have without Mr. Abraham’s extraordinary teaching and mentoring.
They say the measure of a true entrepreneur is that if they lose everything they rebuild. I lost everything. In 2014, I ran directly into what Mr. Abraham would describe as “Random Irony” or “what can go wrong will go wrong.” Because of being too trusting I lost every cent I had and was $19,863 in the red. I had no money, no job and no car. I was living in a back-packer’s hostel with my iPhone and laptop. While I am yet to completely secure access to my goal of $50,000,000 of investor capital I have increased that target to $120,000,000. I now have another investor seriously considering a 50/50 joint venture participation for the 17-unit apartment development that equates to 50% of $3,282,726.
Mr. Abraham leads with clarity, honesty and straightforward, candid response. Mr. Abraham inspires me for all that he is and all that he gives to the world in this his final chapter of life.
I view my time with Mr. Abraham and the REDI Foundation as an investment, not a cost. I needed to understand how to put together, professionally package and present joint venture developments in a way that has investors jumping at me. No academic development program on earth delivers what, Mr. Abraham has delivered to me as he promised he would.
In respect of the Mr. Abraham’s and the REDI Foundation’s tuition fee versus an academic Masters program. I am distinctly qualified to answer this question, but you do the math. I hold an MBA (Distinction) from my countries top business school, graduated from memory 4th in my year of 120 students with the equivalent of a 3.92GPA. My business school holds all of the accreditations of the top North American Ivy League business schools. i.e., Harvard, Yale, Princeton, MIT…etc While, they are two very different programs; I view my MBA as both complimentary and foundational to what I am about to complete with Mr Abraham and the REDI Foundation. Ask yourself; which program will change your life? Half of $3,282,126 is $1,641,063, and I haven’t mentioned the two other developments I am working on. Mr. Abraham and the REDI Foundation are the hands down winners. There isn’t enough room on the REDI Website to list all the benefits of the REDI program. Mr. Abraham’s certification and mentoring program is unique worldwide. It is the world’s top real estate development program for many reasons. If you want to change your life, take control of your future it is the only program to consider. Believe me, I looked at all the programs, and as you now know, it took me a couple of years to get in the position to apply.
Mr. Abraham teaches his students to be “soulful warriors that never let go of the string.” Never let go of the string is Mr. Abraham’s term for never ever giving up.
I now have the skills to take complete control of my future and the future of my two children. I can put together developments in and from anywhere in the world with total confidence. I can structure the most comprehensive and sophisticated financial feasibility, undertake in-depth market research and market analysis reducing development and investor risk while delivering a best financial result. I am engaging with sophisticated and intelligent professionals from tier one companies and from a platform of mutual respect and competence.
I now possess a skill set that very few people in the world have. The most sophisticated and comprehensive financial feasibility expertise underpinned by the before mentioned real estate development specific market research and market analysis skills. Only 1 percent of developers worldwide possess my financial feasibility skills. I am valuable. Mr. Abraham gave these gifts to me.
The biggest myth surrounding real estate development is that you need to have a lot of money. That is not the case. It does help but trust me you can do it with no money. You need to be talented, hard working, master the development skills and carry yourself with confidence.
My final message to all prospective future students of Mr. Abraham worldwide: always be the hardest working person in the room, bring enthusiasm and sincerity, deliver honesty, principle and integrity to all that you do.
Richie changed my life, and he will change yours."
- Peter S.