UDI Capital Region's Real Estate Development (RED) Management Certificate Program

Take your career to new heights with the help of UDI Capital Region’s Real Estate Development (RED) Management Certificate Program, a series of online professional micro-credentials intentionally designed to provide industry-aligned learning. Expanding on UDI’s annual Development Master Class and developed by local real estate and development professionals, this ten month course offering intends to bridge the education gap. Participants will be introduced to the scope of activities, issues and responsibilities associated with managing a successful real estate development project from beginning to end. These lessons have been designed to support the next generation of development coordinators, property analysts, planners, urban designers and anyone with a budding interest in our industry.

Those who successfully complete this series of courses qualify for UDI Capital Region’s RED Management Program Certificate. Learn with qualified professionals from the Capital Region and beyond! Program begins October 2021.

Course 1 – Planning the Real Estate Development Project (RED)

This course has closed. 

For more information email emilyd@udi.org

Course 2 – An Introduction to Pro Formas [Registration Now Open]

[This course is active – late registration is permitted.]

Perfect your pro forma skills with UDI and Colliers International.  This three-week online micro credential is designed to help improve your pro forma writing skills, ranging from beginner to more advanced, by working through 3 different scenarios – week one will introduce all vocabulary and definitions and finish up with a walk through of a general pro forma – week two will dig deeper into complexity, introducing rental and leasing into a pro forma – and week three will add the final layer of complexity with BC Housing and CMHC programs included. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of pro formas, their inputs, and their functions.

For anyone in the industry, pro formas are widely known to be an integral piece of the development puzzle and are often met with confusion. We aim to guide you through the process and provide a better understanding of the financial structure of developments overall.

Course Dates/Times:
– November 4, 2021 3:00pm-5:30pm
– November 18, 2021 3:30pm-5:30pm
– November 25, 2021 3:30pm-5:30pm

Course Cost:
Member Cost: $495.00 +gst
Non-Member Cost: $550.00 +gst


Focus – Developing a pro forma for the project.

  • Module 1 – November 4, 2021
    • Introduction to Pro Formas – standard Pro Forma
      • Faculty – Colliers
        • Jaraad Marani
        • Ankita Khurana
  • Module 2 – November 18, 2021
  • Module 3 – November 25, 2021

Registering for Course 2 – An Introduction to Pro Formas
Kindly fill out the appropriate form below, an invoice will be sent via QuickBooks to the email you provide. Registration is complete upon payment of your invoice. Zoom links will be provided prior to the start of the course.

Real Estate Development (RED) Management Certificate Program - Course Two (Member)

Member Cost: $495.00 +gst

Real Estate Development (RED) Management Certificate Program - Course Two (Non-Member)

Non-Member Cost: $550.00 +gst
Course 3 – Securing Land [Registration Now Open]

Course Dates/Times:
– December 2, 2021 12:00 – 2:00pm
– December 9, 2021 12:00 – 2:00pm
– December 16, 2021 12:00 – 2:00pm

Course Cost:
Member Cost: $395.00 +gst
Non-Member Cost: $550.00 +gst


Focus – An overview of the process for finding, evaluating and securing a development site.

  • Module 1 – December 2, 2021
    • Finding development sites
      • The finding / securing land process overview.
      • What is available?
      • Working with a broker / real estate agent.
      • How to “door knock”
      • What has development potential in a community
      • Understanding a community context
        • Regional / community plans and politics– OCP / Zoning / others.
        • Where is the market going
      • Stories

 

  • Module 2 – December 9, 2021
    • Due diligence
      • What info do you need to know?
        • Review the list of due diligence for initial and more detailed analysis
          • Before/part of an offer
            • How to get it quickly.
            • Sources of information for land
            • Questions to ask the muni
          • More comprehensive due diligence – as part of conditions
        • Quick yield studies / concepts
        • Consultants / terms of reference for quick studies
        • Intro to appraisals and working with appraisers
      • Others
  • Module 3 – December 16, 2021
    • Securing the land and taking ownership
      • Overview of options to secure land
        • Purchase contracts and terms
        • Options to purchase
        • Joint ventures
      • Others
        • Negotiating a good deal – strategies for a good negotiation
        • Responsibilities and liabilities with owning land
        • Dealing with tenants you will need to evict.
      • Faculty: Nima Rohani, MCBOP

 

Registering for Course 3 – Securing Land
Kindly fill out the appropriate form below. You will be contacted via email during business hours with Zoom links to each Module and a QuickBooks invoice will be sent to the email with which you registered.  Registration is complete upon payment of your invoice.

Real Estate Development (RED) Management Certificate Program - Course Three (Member)

Member Cost: $395.00 +gst

Real Estate Development (RED) Management Certificate Program - Course Three (Non-Member)

Non-Member Cost: $550.00 +gst
Course 4 – Concept Development

***Registration for this course will open December 1, 2021***

Course Dates/Times:
– January 6, 2022 3:00pm-5:30pm
– January 13, 2022 3:30pm-5:30pm
– January 20, 2022 3:30pm-5:30pm
– January 27, 2022 Project Due

Course Cost:
Member Cost: $395.00 +gst
Non-Member Cost: $550.00 +gst


Focus – How to assess the market and community and lead the creation of a winning concept.

Modules TBA

Course 5 – Managing Project Financing

***Registration for this course will open January 10, 2022***

Course Dates/Times:
– February 3, 2022 3:00pm-5:30pm
– February 10, 2022 3:30pm-5:30pm
– February 17, 2022 3:30pm-5:30pm
– February 24, 2022 Project Due

Course Cost:
Member Cost: $395.00 +gst
Non-Member Cost: $550.00 +gst


Focus – How to lead the financing process and secure both equity and debt.

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Course 6 – Law and Development

***Registration for this course will open February 1, 2022***

Course Dates/Times:
– March 3, 2022 3:00pm-5:30pm
– March 10, 2022 3:30pm-5:30pm
– March 17, 2022 3:30pm-5:30pm
– March 24, 2022 Project Due

Course Cost:
Member Cost: $395.00 +gst
Non-Member Cost: $550.00 +gst


Focus – An overview of key legal contracts and issues most commonly associated with RED.

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Course 7 – Approvals

***Registration for this course will open March 1, 2022***

Course Dates/Times:
– April 7, 2022 3:00pm-5:30pm
– April 14, 2022 3:30pm-5:30pm
– April 21, 2022 3:30pm-5:30pm
– April 28, 2022 Project Due

Course Cost:
Member Cost: $395.00 +gst
Non-Member Cost: $550.00 +gst


Focus – Strategies and processes for leading a project through a successful approvals process.

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Course 8 – Community Relations

***Registration for this course will open April 1, 2022***

Course Dates/Times:
– May 5, 2022 3:00pm-5:30pm
– May 12, 2022 3:30pm-5:30pm
– May 19, 2022 3:30pm-5:30pm
– May 26, 2022 Project Due

Course Cost:
Member Cost: $395.00 +gst
Non-Member Cost: $550.00 +gst


Focus – Creating and managing community relations plans.

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Course 9 – Marketing, Sales and Leasing

***Registration for this course will open May 1, 2022***

Course Dates/Times:
– June 2, 2022 3:00pm-5:30pm
– June 9, 2022 3:30pm-5:30pm
– June 16, 2022 3:30pm-5:30pm
– June 23, 2022 Project Due

Course Cost:
Member Cost: $395.00 +gst
Non-Member Cost: $550.00 +gst


Focus – Managing the marketing and sales process and consultants to a successful conclusion

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Course 10 – Construction and Completion

***Registration for this course will open June 1, 2022***

Focus – Being a developer’s liaison with contractors and completing construction successfully.

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