Real Estate Development Leadership Certificate

Real Estate Programs

Delivered in partnership with Canada’s leader in real estate development education, the Real Estate Development Institute of Canada (REDI Canada), this immersive in-person program meets the needs of mid and senior level professionals. Learn from industry leaders with extensive expertise across the development processes for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Benefit from exposure to active development projects, applied group assignments, case studies, and industry guest speakers from across Canada. Build a network and learn alongside a peer group of senior professionals and leaders with similar goals and interests.

The Real Estate Development Leadership (REDL) certificate program positions learners to expand their competency across several key areas, drawing on a breadth of industry knowledge and depth of specialized real estate development expertise.

The program is structured to provide a strong understanding of five core subject areas and two electives. Learners select from a variety of elective courses based on their area of practice and interests.


Schedule: Ongoing registration

Delivery: In-Person

Commitment: 126 Hours

Investment: $995 per course

Grant funding: This program could be eligible for grant funding that can cover up to 2/3 of the program costs. An Executive Education team member can help you bundle courses to meet the minimum hours needed for eligibility. For more information:


The Real Estate Development Leadership certificate opened doors to transition my career from the energy sector to the real estate industry. The program’s faculty is made up of experienced real estate industry leaders, who provided invaluable insights. Through the program, I gained a lifelong network with my diverse cohort, which led to opportunities with the Calgary Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, commercial and multi-family real estate development and most recently, my acceptance to Columbia University’s Masters in Real Estate Development program.

Sonia Leung, P.Eng., PMP

Development Manager at Deveraux Developments


Learning journey and course schedule

The courses focus on principles, as well as the specialized knowledge and skills required daily in the world of real estate development. Classes provide hands-on experience through real-world simulations, case studies and projects that give you a true sense of the workplace. Many courses require participants to work on project teams designed to simulate actual project formats in the workplace. This provides each team member with the opportunity to take responsibility for a critical component of a major project.

The Real Estate Development Leadership Certificate has been developed with part-time learners in mind. It is a 126-hour program where 90 hours of core courses are required and then the remaining 36 hours of credits will be chosen from a list of electives. In general, most participants complete the program in one to two years. Those who would like to fast-track their program are encouraged to contact to discuss options available.

This program is experiential, comprehensive, industry-connected, and leader-oriented.


  • Participate in immersive and practical course components including on-site development tours, applied assignments, team project presentations, and case studies of leading complex development projects across Canada.
  • Locate and use industry tools, resources, and emerging technology.   


  • Describe key terminology, concepts, and processes unique to various subfields of real estate development.
  • Demonstrate competency across several key disciplines in real estate development including law, finance, marketing, risk mitigation, and project management.


  • Expand your business network through interaction with expert faculty and industry guest speakers, collaboration with co-learners, and access to Haskayne School of Business and Westman Centre of Real Estate Studies (WCRES) events.


  • Enhance analytical thinking, critical decision-making, strategic communication, and leadership capacity.

Participants come from a variety of fields including real estate development, banking, government, architecture, planning and engineering. The program is aimed for those who aspire to work in field of real estate development, expand understanding of the development process, and benefit from local expertise, perspectives and gain hands-on experience.

Participants can take courses first and enrol in the certificate later; however, as programs are subject to change, we recommend you apply for admission to the certificate program as early as possible. The certificate admission fee is $105. 

To enrol in the certificate, click here: HSK EE – Real Estate Development Leadership Certificate

Advanced standing may be granted for equivalent, graded courses completed at other post-secondary institutions. Credit may be granted up to a maximum of 36 hours towards this certificate. To apply for advanced standing, click here.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure all requirements are fulfilled for graduation and apply for graduation. Please view our graduation page for details.

To ensure the best learning experience, participants must attend both live sessions to successfully complete the program. Participants will not be refunded if program components, such as required attendance and required coursework, is incomplete.

Learn more about the faculty

This course was designed and led in partnership with experts from the Real Estate Development Institute. Please visit the REDI’s website for further background:

For more information on the program, please contact us: