CITY755

Real Estate Development from the Inside Out

This course provides insight into the industry for people who deal with real estate developers or want to learn how the development industry is structured, how it functions, who the players are, what motivates them, and how they interact. You’ll benefit from a variety of personal stories from developers with a wealth of experience.

Currently not available for registration.

Instructors/Guest speakers

Herb Auerbach, development manager, consultant

Guest speakers:

  • Olga Ilich, president, Suncor Development Group
  • Arnold Silber, president, Value Industries
  • Lynn Webster, architect and principal, DIALOG

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Describe the history of real estate development and key factors affecting the industry
  • Demonstrate your understanding of “the developer,” forms of development ownership, potential partners, and the development process
  • Explain how value is added to land, residual land calculations, development requirements, and forms of control
  • Describe sources of funding and financial terminology
  • Demonstrate your understanding the market and types of projects
  • Apply what you’ve learned through case study analysis

How will I learn?

  • Lectures
  • Case studies
  • Small group discussions

Who should take this course?

  • Planners, architects, and landscape architects
  • Engineers, developers, builders, and real-estate professionals
  • Elected officials
  • Transportation professionals
  • Staff of non-profit organizations
  • Environmental professionals
  • Local, provincial, and federal government administrators and project managers
  • Lawyers, financiers, and community advocates

Textbooks and learning materials

We will provide custom course materials.

Professional development credits

AIBC CES participants, PIBC members and BCSLA members may self-report for continuing education learning unit consideration.

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