Gain understanding of the development and urban planning process to shape vibrant communities and effectively communicate with decision-makers.
Core course in Real Estate Development Professional certificate
70% on each graded assessment
This course is your gateway to understanding the intricate intersection of urban planning and land development. Uncover the forces of change and trends shaping planning practices, from economic shifts to cultural transformations. Led by seasoned experts, you’ll analyze the evolving planning environment and its impact on leaders and practitioners.
Step into the shoes of a developer and embark on a journey to create a comprehensive planning report. Through eight interactive lessons and real-world case studies, you’ll apply a strategic framework tailored to your chosen location in Canada or a selected site of your choice.
By completion of this course, successful learners will be able to:
Mark Seasons is a Professor and the Director of the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo, which he joined in 1998 following almost 20 years in planning practice. He is a Fellow, Canadian Institute of Planners and a Registered Professional Planner (Ontario). Mark’s education includes a BA (Honours Geography – Queen’s); MEnvDes (Planning – Calgary); and PhD (Regional Planning – Waterloo).
Mark has practiced as an urban planner with the City of Calgary, the New Zealand federal government, the Province of Ontario, and the Canadian federal government’s National Capital Commission. Throughout his professional career, he has worked in the areas of urban renewal, long-range planning, neighbourhood revitalization, regional planning, and non-profit housing.
Mark’s research interests include plan evaluation, planning for climate change, strategic planning, and planning for slow-growth or declining cities. He has designed and delivered courses in land use planning, research methods, planning theory, program evaluation and regional planning.
As a researcher, Mark has written and had published numerous articles in a variety of peer-reviewed journals. He’s also a member of the editorial boards of several academic journals for which he regularly reviews and evaluates articles that are submitted for publication. Mark was editor-in-chief of Plan Canada, the Canadian Institute of Planning’s practice-oriented journal, from 2005-10. In 2021, he published a sole-authored and peer-reviewed text on plan monitoring and evaluation (Evaluating Urban and Regional Plans: From Theory to Practice, UBC Press).
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
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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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