On Thursday, February 8, the University of Maryland’s Colvin Institute Real Estate Development Program hosted Miller, Miller & Canby’s land use and planning attorney Jody Kline. Mr. Kline addressed students in “Introduction to the Principles, Practice and Process of Real Estate Development.” He was invited to speak by University of Maryland Professor Stephen Shapiro; Mr. Kline and Mr. Shapiro are both members in Lamda Alpha, an honorary land economics society.
The main objective of the comprehensive course is to provide a foundation for study of all aspects of real estate, to acquaint students with an overview of the real estate industry, including the development process, and to help students understand the roles of multiple parties, politics and citizens in real estate development. The class also serves to help students understand how to analyze the development potential of real property sites.
In a lively question and answer discussion led by Professor Shapiro, Mr. Kline engaged with students representing a variety of different disciplines of study. Drawing on his more than 45 years of experience in a successful land use and zoning practice, Mr. Kline brought valuable hands-on knowledge and perspectives to the students to help illustrate the concepts and skills they had been learning in the course. Mr. Kline used real-world examples of several projects that have been impacted by zoning, in the context of discussing the personnel, processes and risks involved with the development of land.
Mr. Kline has served as head of Miller, Miller & Canby’s Land Development practice group since 1981. He concentrates his practice in land use, zoning, and subdivision law. During the course of his career, he has been involved in a number of important land development projects that have helped to shape Montgomery County. He has been featured as a Washingtonian Magazine “Top Lawyer”, and has also been named a Super Lawyer in the state of Maryland every year since 2008, as well as a recognized Best Lawyer for the past 11 consecutive years. To learn more about Jody Kline and Miller, Miller & Canby’s land development practice click here or contact Mr. Kline at 301.762.5212 or via email.