Historic Preservation 101 Workshop for Real Estate Professionals

Join us in Frankfort on Tuesday, Dec. 18 for a Real Estate Workshop on Understanding Historic Properties and How to Sell Them.  Learn why historic buildings appeal to target demographics, the value they offer potential buyers and financial incentives for owning them.  



(Originally scheduled for Tuesday, 18 December 2018 . 9:30am – 2:30pm est)


CEU Credits – KREC Approved 2 Hours Law / 2 Hours Elective


Did You Know?
>The Kentucky Historic Preservation Tax Credit has generated more than $500 million in private investment in Kentucky over the past 12 years. 
>Kentucky has the fourth highest number of National Register listings in the country with more than 3,200 districts, sites and structures encompassing more than 42,000 historic properties in all 120 counties, and more than 100,000 sites have been surveyed and deemed eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.


>Businesses locate in historic districts because they recognize the appeal of historic properties and authentic experiences to workers, residents, families and visitors.


This workshop is designed for real estate professionals and others interested in improving their knowledge of historic buildings, tax incentives for historic property owners, characteristics of historic buildings that appeal to buyers, and how to market historic properties to the right audience.


Topics include

  • Incentives for buildings and buyers
  • State and federal tax credits
  • Kentucky historic architectural styles
  • Sustainability and energy efficiency of historic buildings
  • Design standards for rehabilitation
  • Myths about old buildings
  • Marketing and selling historic real estate


Registration:   $40.00 per person   CLOSED – RESCHEDULED FOR 2019 

Includes morning coffee, breakfast snacks, lunch, beverages and handouts

Instructor:  Janie-Rice Brother

Janie-Rice Brother is a native Kentuckian and architectural historian with more than 17 years of cultural resource experience in the Ohio River Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.  She currently serves as a Senior Architectural Historian in the University of Kentucky Department of Anthropology.  Janie-Rice received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History from Centre College, and her Masters in Historic Preservation from the University of Kentucky.  Her work experience includes four years at the Kentucky Heritage Council, State Historic Preservation Office, where she was responsible for reviewing the aboveground Section 106 projects throughout the state, and three years as a community outreach and education coordinator for the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation.  


She has served on the board of directors for numerous nonprofits, including Preservation Kentucky and the National Barn Alliance.  She co-founded Preserve Lexington to save a block of historic buildings in downtown Lexington, a multi-year effort that revealed weaknesses in local ordinances and increased public understanding of what defines “worth saving.”


In the summer of 2013, Janie-Rice volunteered for a preservation group in Oxfordshire, England, conducting background research on medieval parishes and villages in South Oxfordshire. In the summer of 2014, she was awarded an Edith S. Bingham Education Grant from Preservation Kentucky to help fund her studies at the prestigious Attingham Summer School, an academically rigorous 21 day program for museum professionals and scholars devoted to the study of British architecture, art, furnishings, decorative finishes, gardens and landscapes.  The Attingham Summer School is a highly regarded program known worldwide for its careful selection of students and high academic standards, and Janie-Rice’s acceptance into the program is a testament to her knowledge, experience and pursuits.


In addition to being a poplar instructor, Janie-Rice is a gifted writer and author of the popular Gardens to Gables blog, which you can follow online at gardenstogables.com, and on twitter at @GerbBrother.


About this course



This course is approved by the Kentucky Real Estate Commission (KREC) for the Kentucky Heritage Council, an agency of the Arts, Tourism & Heritage Cabinet and Preservation Kentucky, a 501(c)(3) public charity nonprofit.  The Frankfort workshop is being hosted in partnership with the Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation.