EDISON—On Feb. 28, TriState REALTORS® Commercial Alliance, an advocate and provider of continuing education for commercial real estate practitioners in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, introduced The Commercial Real Estate School of New Jersey to a packed house at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison.

The course, Cost Segregation For The Commercial Broker, was led by instructor Jerry H. Kootman, CPA, of Cost Recovery Solutions LLC, and provided attendees with a comprehensive tutorial on how to use cost segregation analysis to help create more value for their client base.

The Commercial Real Estate School of New Jersey offers courses specific to the needs of those who work in the commercial real estate market. The school is designed to help brokers meet the state's newly established qualifications for license renewal. In order to qualify for renewal or to reinstate a license, the New Jersey Real Estate Commission now requires that every broker, salesperson or broker-salesperson complete 12 hours of continuing education—six hours of core topics and six hours of electives—by July 1, 2013.

Using a model proven successful in Pennsylvania and Delaware, TriState's New Jersey school offers specialized courses that fall within the core and elective topics required by the state. Other course topics will include Crash Course in CRE Ethics and Land Use, Sustainability in Commercial Real Estate and Office Leasing and Supply and Demand in a Recovering Market.