Real Estate Development from the Inside Out

If you work with real estate developers or want to understand how the development industry functions, this course offers an inside look into the development process.

Practitioners and experts in the field—from both the private and public sectors—will share a variety of personal experiences. Their stories, combined with case studies and interactive discussions, will provide you with a wealth of insights into the real estate development industry.

You'll leave with practical knowledge of how the industry is structured, how it functions, who the players are, what motivates them, and how they interact.

Currently not available for registration.

Course schedule: Classes run online from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pacific Time.

Instructors/Guest speakers

Michael Mortensen

Guest Speakers:

What will you 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 of the market and types of projects
  • Apply what you’ve learned through case-study analysis

How will you 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.

Hardware and software requirements

You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered via videoconference.

You can find more information on our About Online Learning page. 

Professional development credits

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

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