In many states, attorneys are required to attain a certain number of mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) credits. An excellent way to earn these credits is to attend a conference that specializes in a specific area of law. One such conference, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s (CMBA) Real Estate Law Institute, occurred over two days this past November and Title Source National Commercial’s own Joanie Zimmer was in attendance.
The annual institute, now in its 38th year, specializes in topics that relate to commercial real estate. On November 10th and 11th, attendees gathered at the CMBA Conference Center to view presentations that included “Commercial Lending 101,” “Serial Sub-Tenants and Subleasing Issues,” “1031 Exchanges” and “Third Party Property management Agreements,” among others. These educational subjects act as refreshers, reminders, and background information for industry professionals in northeast Ohio.
In addition to the standard curriculum, the presentations during lunch covered new and unique circumstances in Ohio real estate. Zimmer described the lunch topic on one of the two days. “There was a presentation on tiny houses, which focused on a nonprofit that built ecofriendly micro-homes. They’re the first of their kind to be built on permanent foundations. The presentation discussed the process of selling and marketing these homes in the Cleveland area and whether the model will be viable going forward.”
The well attended institute is an excellent tool for attorneys and real estate professionals who want to stay updated, current, and compliant with the Ohio State Bar. If next year’s conference is anything like the one in November, it will be worth attending.