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 nine 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.

Each course can be taken a la carte or as part of UDI Capital Region’s overarching Certificate Program. 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!

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

This course will return in Fall 2022. 

For more information email emilyd@udi.org

Course 2 – An Introduction to Pro Formas

 

This course will return in Fall 2022. 

For more information email emilyd@udi.org

Course 3 – Securing Land

 

This course will return in Winter 2022. 

For more information email emilyd@udi.org

Course 4 – Concept Development

This course will return in Winter 2022. 

For more information email emilyd@udi.org

Course 5 – Managing Project Financing

 

This course will return in Winter 2022/2023. 

For more information email emilyd@udi.org

Course 6 – Law and Development

 

This course will return in Spring 2023. 

For more information email emilyd@udi.org

Course 7 – Approvals

This course will return in Spring 2023. 

For more information email emilyd@udi.org

Course 8 – Community Relations [late registration accepted]

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

 

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


Focus – Creating and managing community relations plans.
Faculty can be found HERE

Module 1– May 5, 2022

Community Engagement Strategies

  • Intro to community relations, political management and consultation
  • Community relations and consultation fundamentals
    • frameworks (eg: IAP2)
    • strategies
    • elements (many)
    • techniques (many)
    • examples
  • Elements, philosophy, frameworks, perspectives.
  • Working with a planner / CR specialist.
  • Creating a CR/consultation plan.
  • The toolbox of techniques.
  • What to do at each stage of an approval
  • First Nations Engagement

 

Module 2 – May 12, 2022

Theory, Strategies and Techniques

  • The theoretical foundation – techniques for framing and exchanging information to blunt attacks and make your case
    • Behavioral economics
    • “Debate” theory
  • Working with elected officials.
  • How to hold good meetings
    • Public information meetings
    • Kitchen table meetings
    • Stakeholder presentations
  • Online communication management

 

Module 3 – May 19, 2022

Winning at the Finish Line and After

  • Building and managing supporters and partners
  • Managing opponents and organized opposition
  • Managing the online space
  • Preparing for a public hearing.
  • Reputation management
  • How community relations should shape your project
  • Integrating community relations and marketing
  • Examples of projects / techniques / etc…

Registering for Course 8 – Community Relations

Kindly fill out the appropriate form below. You will be contacted via email within 24 hours containing 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 Eight (Member)

Member Cost: $395.00 +gst

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

Non-Member Cost: $550.00 +gst
Course 9 – Completing The RED Project [Registration Open]

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

 

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


Focus – Managing the marketing and sales process and an introduction to construction. 

Module 1 – June 2, 2022

Introduction to the marketing, sales and leasing process

  • Overview of the marketing, sales and leasing process
  • Hiring / working with a marketing consultant
  • Creating a marketing strategy
    • Typical elements in a marketing strategy
    • Typical elements in marketing program
  • Competitive scans
  • Positioning your product
  • Branding and story lines
  • Techniques, tools and elements to consider.
  • Budgeting
  • Buying media
  • Rental/lease vs purchase
    • Faculty: Brandon Williams, Wildfire Marketing

Module 2 – June 9, 2022

Sales and leasing programs

  • Intro to sales team / realtors / leasing brokers
  • Financial options for sales/leasing teams
  • How sales / leasing teams operate
  • Disclosure statements
  • REDMA and the presales launch
  • Effective presales / preleasing programs
  • Responding to disruptions – competition, economic changes, others
    • Faculty: Megan O’Leary, O’Leary Consulting

Module 3 – June 16, 2022

Closing the Deal

  • Purchase / lease contract overview
  • Negotiations and closing the deals
  • Managing ongoing marketing and sales.
  • Managing disclosure statement amendments
  • Managing relationships and reputation
    • Sarah Henderson, Aryze Developments

Module 4 – June 23, 2022

An introduction to construction

  • Overview of the design / permits / tendering / contract and construction liaison process and roles involved in managing it
  • Managing the detailed design process to get a building permit
  • Intro to the building code etc… and other key standards
  • Intro to the studies / plans that will be created (incl reading plans 101)
  • Intro to the team involved in the detailed design of a building
  • How to manage and effective detailed design process.
  • Getting your building permit
  • Intro to bonding
  • Managing tendering
  • Managing the site / demolition
    • Faculty: Rory Kulmala, VICA

Registering for Course 9 – Completing the RED Project

Kindly fill out the appropriate form below. You will be contacted via email within 24 hours containing 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 Nine (Member)

Member Cost: $395.00 +gst

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

Non-Member Cost: $550.00 +gst