2014 Real Estate Development
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2014-11-20 to 2014-11-21
When: Thursday November 20, 2014 - Friday November 21, 2014
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: Ted Rogers School of Management - Ryerson University
575 Bay Street [Entrance on Dundas Street]
Room: TRS 3-129
Toronto, Ontario  M7A 2C7
Contact: Edward Byers
416-642-2700 Ext. 221

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Real Estate Development

Development is a critical component of community building. The development business is multi-disciplinary where the developer brings one or more of finance, entitlement, marketing and deal making expertise to the table along with access to capital. Expertise in design and construction is also critical and usually brought to the table by consultants or partners. To proceed with a development a multi-step analysis of project feasibility must be undertaken beginning with physical site analysis and ending with the exploration of multiple development options which allow the developer to determine the best development concept. This course takes participants through the feasibility analysis process from beginning to end along with exploring the role of each member of the development team including consultants and the community. The development of multiple property types are explored including mixed use incorporating case studies, lecture and discussion. In addition, the course will discuss financing and various sources of risk in all aspects of the development process.

 Eligible for Continuing Education Credits with BOMI.

 Eligible for Continuing Education Credits with CIP.


Developers who are looking to deepen their understanding of development and who are keen to interact with other professionals involved in  real estate development
Professionals wishing to pursue a career in  real estate development
Owners who are looking to gain a better understanding of the benefits and risks of development and redevelopment
Investors looking to invest in a real estate development or engage third party developers
Client service professionals to the development industry in such fields as legal, accounting, banking, finance, architectural, design, engineering and contracting looking to broaden their understanding of their clients’ needs


- Clearer knowledge of the goals and value added by the Developer
- Familiarity with the skills and experience required of a Developer
- Greater awareness of the risks and benefits in the development process
- Knowledge of the design, marketing and sales aspects of development
- Experience in financial analysis and modeling of development projects
- Understanding of the pricing and sources capital and expectations of capital providers


David Dale-Johnson 
Stan Melton Executive Professor in Real Estate, Alberta School of Business


- Overview of the development function, the value added by development and the development process
- The development team and their roles 
- The feasibility analysis exercise including site analysis, zoning, market analysis, design, cost estimation, financial analysis and highest and best use
- The development process
- Management and key sources of risk at different phases of the development process 
- Financing the development process – issues, risks and pricing
- Perspectives of the various stakeholders – developers, investors, customers, lenders, consultants, service providers, neighbours and regulators


REALpac Member Company*: $1,395                                        Non-Member Company: $1,895

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Day 1                                                                                                           Day 2

Part III

09:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:00

Part III cont.

11:00 – 12:00


12:00 – 01:00

Part IV

01:00 – 03:00


03:00 – 03:30

Part IV end

03:30 – 05:00

Part I

09:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 11:00

Part I cont.

11:00 – 12:00


12:00 – 01:00

Part II

01:00 – 03:00


03:00 – 03:15

Part II end

03:15 – 05:00






Continental breakfast will be available at registration. The course includes a group lunch and refreshments will be offered during morning and afternoon breaks.


REALpac reserves the right to cancel course offerings based on low attendance numbers for 100% refund on registration fees only.

Participant cancellations must be received in writing, at least five business days prior to the event for a 75% refund.  Substitutions are permitted.


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