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Fundamentals of Real Estate Development Management

Execute projects with precision and excellence.

Projects are brought to life by large numbers of trades people, specialists, and stakeholders. ​Understand the dynamics of the development and construction sector and the role of a development manager to execute projects efficiently.​ Gain a comprehensive understanding of project delivery models, organizational structures, and leadership ethos.​

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About The Course

Fundamentals of Real Estate Development Management


Course Delivery:
Online, Self-Paced

Core course in Real Estate Development Professional certificate

Passing Grade:
70% on each graded assessment

This course sets the stage for your success as a development manager responsible for executing projects on spec, time, and budget. Gain in-depth insights into the development life cycle, contractual agreements, and performance management. Immerse yourself in specialized management platforms tailored to execute projects across the full asset class and building typology spectrum.

Through six interactive lessons, expert instructor videos, and independent project work, you’ll explore the complex world of real estate development management. Work through the steps a development manager must consider when leading a project and apply a development management timeline framework specific to a selected location across Canada.

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Total price:$495.00

Course Details


  • 6 interactive lessons 
  • Downloadable Development Management Timeline Framework 

Graded Assessments 

  • 2 multiple-choice progression quizzes 

By completion of this course, successful learners will be able to:  

  1. Gain an understanding of the real estate development and construction sector, project delivery models, and stakeholders.  
  2. Differentiate between different building types, their features, and building systems.  
  3. Describe the distinct phases of a development life cycle.   
  4. Recognize the dynamic conditions and contexts that impact project execution.  
  5. Describe the roles and responsibilities of a development manager.   
  6. Create a development management timeline for a project of your choosing.


Iain McCorkindale

Director, M3 Development Management LTD.
Adjunct Instructor, REDI Canada

Iain McCorkindale has over two decades of experience in the real estate development sector and carries the professional accreditations of MRICS, PQS and LEED AP. Iain has worked on over 250 commissioned projects across the full asset class spectrum and provided advisory services for Project Lenders, Developers, Owners and Tenants across Canada and in select Locations. Iain is currently a Managing Director of M3 Development Management Ltd. and an Adjunct Instructor at the Real Estate Development Institute. Iain is also a Board Member of Homespace Society, Rundle College Society and a Committee Member of Calgary Economic Development’s Real Estate Sector Advisory Committee (RESAC).

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.   

Not sure what you need? Contact us. We’re here to help. 

The average participant can complete the certificate in approximately one year. You must complete:  

Five Core Courses

  • Real Estate Development and Finance I 
  • Real Estate Development and the Planning Process 
  • Real Estate Marketing 
  • Real Estate Law 
  • Real Estate Development Management 


Two Elective Courses

  • Real Estate Development and Finance II 
  • Commercial Real Estate Development 
  • Mixed Use Real Estate Development 
  • Sales Management & Strategies  


Organizations or groups may be eligible for a group discount. Contact REDI’s Manager, Industry Relations for more information: 

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. 

Not sure which certificate meets your needs? Contact us:

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.

  • Expert industry insights from REDI Canada’s national faculty.  
  • Current real-world projects, case studies, and lessons learned.  
  • Independent project work to showcase your skills and knowledge to prospective partners/employers.   
  • Access to downloadable frameworks to take with you.  

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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REDI Canada Faculty

REDI Canada works with active industry professionals to develop and facilitate courses that meet industry and learner needs. Our instructors have expertise across a variety of industry areas and professional experience working across Canada.

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