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Feb. 9, 2012

Madison Learning Center Launches Series Of Free Cle- And Cpe-Approved Seminars For Commercial Real Estate Professionals

Monthly Seminars Taught by Industry Leaders Cover Broad Range of Topics for Profitable Acquisitions and Successful Management

NEW YORK, N.Y./LAKEWOOD, N.J., Feb. 9, 2012 – Madison Learning Center (MLC), the educational arm of Madison Commercial Real Estate Services (MCRES), has launched Monthly Learning With Madison, a series of free, live breakfast seminars for real estate professionals held in both Manhattan and New Jersey. Focused on compliance and best practices topics, the accredited courses are held once a month and provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. A recent seminar entitled “How to Guarantee Clean Title,” which  was led by Louis H. Weinberg, Esq., Vice President and Counsel for MCRES, received high praise from its attendees.

MLC’s seminars cover the most up-to-date and relevant information needed to understand and negotiate complex commercial real estate issues. The monthly programs also include breakfast and networking opportunities for real estate professionals, including attorneys, accountants, investors, financial advisors and property managers.

“We are committed to helping attendees get the information they need on all key developments in commercial real estate,” said Joseph I. Rosenbaum, president of MCRES. “Madison Learning Center’s seminars ensure that professionals not only fulfill their continuing education requirements, but also stay on the cutting edge of their fields.”

Seminar Topics Targeted for Real Estate Professionals
Mr. Weinberg’s seminar on guaranteeing clean title focused on the importance of ensuring that the acquisition or transfer of real estate be effected with a maximum degree of efficiency, security and safety. Title insurance enables real estate attorneys to provide their clients with substantially greater protection than would be afforded by the attorney’s opinion alone. In a follow-up survey, attendees gave the seminar 4 out of 5 stars and suggested that the lectures be offered more frequently.

The first seminar in the series, held in the fall, was entitled “Lowering Tax Liability and Improving Cash Flow with Cost Segregation.” Led by Eli S. Loebenberg, CPA and CEO of Madison SPECS, the program covered how a properly conducted cost segregation study can deliver a number of benefits, including an immediate increase in cash flow; a reduction in current tax liability; the deferral of taxes; and the ability to reclaim “missed” depreciation deductions from prior years without having to amend tax returns.

Other seminar topics include:

  • Financial Due Diligence for Real Estate Acquisitions and Portfolio Management
  • 1031 Exchange: Real Estate Tax Deferral Strategy for Real Property
  • 1031 Exchanges & Natural Disasters: How to Cope With and Capitalize On Them
  • Property Surveys: Why New Property Surveys are Needed and What Every Survey Should Contain
  • Municipal Searches: Demystifying The Process and Understanding the Different Types of Municipal Searches
  • Building Code Violations: The 3 Different Types of Violations and How to Handle Them

The seminars run from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., with registration and breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Each seminar is approved for one CPE or CLE credit; there is no charge but reservations are required. For more information on upcoming programs or to RSVP, please contact Lainie Goldberg at (732) 333-2783 or lgoldberg@madisoncres.com.

With corporate headquarters in Lakewood, N.J., and offices throughout the United States, Madison Commercial Real Estate Services has over $100 billion in insured transactions and offers an array of specialty services for the commercial real estate market nationwide.

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