September 3-5, 2014 | Chicago, IL
This course is held in partnership with the Illinois Basic Economic Development Course Management Team.
The core objective of this analytical course is to explain the financial tools used to stimulate private sector investment that results in the creation of permanent, private sector jobs, increased productivity and improvement in the local tax base. Specifically, the course will review current debt, equity, grant and incentive-based financing programs that are accessible to practitioners both rural and urban. Moreover, course participants will learn how to calculate debt/service ratios, cash on cash rate of return, capitalization rates, underwriting ratios, debt coverage ratios and similar financial tools used to identify project feasibility. Course instructors will also spend time teaching how potential investors measure return on investment (ROI) how lenders evaluate risk. Participants will have an opportunity to work through multiple case studies in order to solidify their knowledge of the finance programs.
National Development Council
Kevin Gremse is an economic development entrepreneur with two decades of experience in community economic development, particularly with real estate finance, affordable housing development, and small business development. Mr. Gremse has full working knowledge of financial underwriting and is skilled in structuring creative financial packages that bridge the gap between public and private sector investment. Gremse has assisted with the financial structuring of transactions exceeding $600 million.
Hyatt Regency O'Hare
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 696-1234
IEDC Room Rate: $109 single/double