DST&A hosts first course in MBIA Lecture Series: Fundamentals of Land Development

March 28, 2017


David Thaler was honored to present the first lecture in a series of five lectures sponsored by the Maryland Building Industry Association, Land Development Council in partnership with the Land Use Institute.


The classes will be held on the five Tuesday nights (March 28, April 4, 11, 18 & 25) from  5:30-8:00pm at the Maryland Center for Housing (11825 W. Market PlaceFulton, MD 20759)


Each two hour session is approved for 2 continuing education credits for Real Estate and Professional Engineers, with a total of up to 10 CE credits.


To register, click the link below:



Here is the outline for the courses:

Session I – March 28


Part A (6:00-7:00 pm) - Introduction: Spectrum of Opportunity, Creating Value, Managing Risk

                David S. Thaler, PE, LS, F. ASCE, F. NSPE − D. S. Thaler & Assoc., LLC


Part B (7:00-8:00 pm) - Feasibility/Due Diligence

David S. Thaler, PE, LS, F. ASCE, F. NSPE − D. S. Thaler & Assoc., LLC



Session II – April 4


Part A (6:00-7:00 pm) - Zoning

                Patricia A. Malone, Esquire − Venable, LLP


Part B (7:00-8:00 pm) - Acquisition

                Lou Baker − Baker Development    &    Jeff Barba − Emerald Builders


Session III – April 11


Part A (6:00-7:00 pm) - Acquisition and Development Financing

                John M. DeZinno − Howard Bank    &    George Decker − Bay Bank


Part B (7:00-8:00 pm) - What Builders Need

                Ed Gold – Goldstone Properties


Session IV – April 18


Part A (6:00-7:00 pm) - Environmental Issues

                Dusty Rood, AICP – Rodgers Consulting


Part B (7:00-8:00 pm) - Environmental Site Design (ESD)

                Mariceleste Miller, PE − D. S. Thaler & Assoc., LLC


Session V – April 25


Part A (6:00-7:00 pm) – Commercial Development

                Tom Pilon, PE − St. John Properties


Part B (7:00-8:00 pm) - The Developer’s Perspective

                Conor Gilligan − Craftsmen Developers, LLC

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