Understand the art of commercial real estate in diverse market segments
Elective course in Real Estate Development Professional certificate
70% on each graded assessment
This course is your gateway to the thriving world of commercial real estate. Designed for entry-level participants, this course unveils the fundamental differences between residential and commercial development. Delve into three distinct commercial market segments: industrial, retail, and office, and gain in-depth knowledge of market analysis, site selection, and the planning and construction process.
Through eight interactive lessons, you’ll explore the intricacies of marketing to commercial tenants and developing long-term strategies for commercial projects. Collaborate with peers and connect with expert guest speakers and senior leaders from across Canada, all while examining real-world examples of active commercial projects.
By completion of this course, successful learners will be able to:
John Fisher is an Executive Vice President, Advisory & Transaction Services at CBRE in Calgary, a Sessional Instructor at the Haskayne School of Business, a board member of NAIOP, North America’s largest commercial real estate development member-association, an instructor at the Real Estate Development Institute and an advisor to The City of Calgary, Calgary Economic Development, The Calgary Stampede, The Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies and a variety of private real estate firms, associations, and corporations. John has worked on a variety of notable projects across Canada and is frequently called upon for industry articles, speaking events and publications.
Our Real Estate Development Leadership program is probably a better fit!
Unlike engineering, psychology, or even accounting, real estate does not have a defined path that leads you to achieving your career goals.
That’s where we come in.
Gain the fundamentals and Canadian context you need to enter the world of real estate development with confidence.
5 Core Courses
2 Elective Courses
New to Intermediate Learners
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Take one course, take several, in any order. We’ve designed the courses to meet the needs of a range of learners. You can customize your learning based on your professional goals.
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The average participant can complete the certificate in approximately one year. You must complete:
Five Core Courses
Two Elective Courses
Organizations or groups may be eligible for a group discount. Contact REDI’s Manager, Industry Relations for more information: email@example.com.
No. The online Real Estate Development Professional (REDP) certificate is perfect for aspiring or new real estate development professionals across Canada. It builds foundational knowledge, skills, and frameworks that participants can take with them as they establish a career in real estate development.
The in-person Real Estate Development Leadership (REDL) certificate is better-suited for individuals in Western Canada with some exposure to the real estate development industry. While the competencies and topics addressed in both programs are similar, REDL is an experiential program that includes peer learning, case studies, guest speakers, and site tours.
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You can start with any course. We recommend that certificate participants start with the core courses; this helps inform your learning for the elective courses.
Each course is self-paced. You can study anytime, from anywhere with internet access!
Based on current feedback and learner data, the average course time investment ranges from 5 to 10 hours depending on the learner’s current professional experience and subject matter knowledge.
Each course includes several progress quizzes and a final assessment. Participants must achieve 70% on each to successfully pass the course.
Yes, of course! Our team is available to answer your questions throughout the course.
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