Real Estate Development
Certificate 2011 – 2012
Real Estate Development
Real estate development requires expertise in management, Who should take this program?
finance, engineering, urban planning, design, project management Participants come from a variety of fields including real estate
and architecture. Continuing Education’s Certificate in Real Estate development, banking, government, architecture, planning and
Development incorporates all of these disciplines. engineering.
As a participant in this program, you will gain insight into the devel-
opment process for various types of properties, including residential, Timeline
commercial, and industrial. You will learn from instructors who are All Continuing Education certificates, designation programs,
academics and professionals with extensive real-life experience in courses, and seminars are developed with part-time learners like
this challenging field. Their local perspective on real estate develop- you in mind.
ment will provide you with a realistic and practical understanding of
the complexities of real estate development in Calgary and beyond. The Certificate in Real Estate Development is a 126-hour customiz-
able program that allows you to choose your courses to meet your
The courses focus on principles, as well as the specialized knowl- own needs and interests. If you choose to complete the certificate,
edge and skills required on a daily basis in the world of development. you are required to take 54 hours of core courses and a minimum of
Classes provide hands-on experience through real-world simula- four elective courses.
tions, case studies, and projects that give you a true sense of the
workplace. Many courses require participants to work on team The timeline for the certificate is dependent on the pace of learning
projects. This approach to class work simulates projects and activi- you choose. Most participants can complete the 126 hour program in
ties in the workplace, and provides each member of the team with one to three years, based on taking one to three courses per session.
the opportunity to take responsibility for a critical component of a
major project. Admission
For admission to this program, you must be a minimum of 18 years of
Continuing Education has been offering this program since 2004 age, and it is recommended that you have a post-secondary degree
and, like all University certificates, it is a great way to build on your or related work experience. If you are interested in this program or
education and work experience. You will learn with like-minded in individual courses within it but have questions, we encourage
mature participants who pursue their professional development you to discuss your specific situation with a Continuing Education
with passion and determination. customer representative.
Currently, all courses in this certificate are taught in classroom
format, days or evenings, at the University of Calgary downtown
campus. Daytime courses are taught in all-day seminar format and
may include Saturdays.
Real Estate Development Certificate Canadian Home Builders’ Association
126 Hours Canadian Home Builders’ Association—Calgary Region (CHBA—
Calgary Region) endorses continuing education as an important tool
Core Courses | 54 Hours | 3 Courses that furthers our industry and provides advantage to those working
in the field of real estate development.
CPE 119 Real Estate Development and Finance | 18
CPE 118 Real Estate Development and the Planning Process | 18 The University of Calgary Continuing Education Certificate Program
CPE 112 Real Estate Marketing | 18 in Real Estate Development (CPRED) provides its students a detailed
understanding of the principles, knowledge and skills that bolster
Elective Courses | 72 Hours | 4 Courses their potential for a successful career within the home building
Students choose a minimum of four courses from the following list: industry. CHBA—Calgary Region recognizes CPRED as a valuable
CPE 141 Advanced Finance and Corporate Legal Structures | 18 industry partner that fosters the development of professionalism
CPE 110 Affordable Housing Development | 18 and expertise for those who choose real estate development as their
CPE 185 Mixed-Use Real Estate Development | 18 occupation.
CPE 115 GIS for Real Estate Development | 18
CPE 132 Industrial and Retail Development |18
CPE 106 Master-Planned Community Development | 18 Calgary Region
CPE 127 Models for Suburban Development |18
CPE 103 Multi-Residential Development | 18 Canadian
CPE 111 Real Estate Law | 18 Association
CPE 121 Resort Development 18
CPE 151 Real Estate Development Environmental
Site Assessment | 18
CPE 150 Sales Management and Strategies for Real Estate
Development | 18
Course Schedule Number Fall 2011 Winter 2012 Spring 2012 Campus
Real Estate Development and Finance—Condensed CPE 119 ■ Downtown
Real Estate Development and the Planning Process CPE 118 ■ Downtown
Advanced Finance and Corporate Legal Structures CPE 141 ■ Downtown
Resort Development CPE 121 ■ Downtown
Sales Management and Strategies for Real Estate Development CPE 150 ■ Downtown
Real Estate Marketing CPE 112 ■ Downtown
Industrial and Retail Development CPE 132 ■ Downtown
Real Estate Law CPE 111 ■ Downtown
Mixed-Use Real Estate Development CPE 185 ■ Downtown
Affordable Housing CPE 110 ■ Downtown
Schedule subject to change. Please refer to conted.ucalgary.ca
Core course descriptions To enrol in a course
To view courses and enrol online, go to conted.ucalgary.ca and look
CPE 119 Real Estate Development and Finance under Interest Areas for Real Estate, then click on Courses. You may
Real estate development finance is possibly the most critical aspect enrol online for most courses using a Visa or MasterCard.
of a development project. This course provides the fundamental To enrol by phone, please call 403-220-2988 between 8:30 am and
building block for economic feasibility analysis. You will learn how to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. You will need a Visa or MasterCard, or a
conduct a net present value analysis for a development concept of purchase order number from your employer.
your choosing. You will also gain an understanding of the economic
principles that drive real estate development decisions, financing
To apply for certificate admission
options, and many aspects of the development process itself.
You do not need to be enrolled in a certificate to take a course. If
you wish to enrol in the Real Estate Development Certificate, please
CPE 118 Real Estate Development and the
go to conted.ucalgary.ca and click on Forms and Policies to find the
Planning Process Certificate Admission Form.
Real estate development projects can live or die by the way in which
the development approval process is handled. This course explains Contact information
how that process works and offers insight into what it takes to get
Real Estate Development Certificate
your project approved. Topics include: subdivision, development,
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