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Executive Certificate in Real Estate Development

2018-19 Program Details

  • Program start date is Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  • Enrolment in the program is limited to 15 participants
  • Due to the limited number of seats available, please confirm your participation ASAP
  • The registration fee for this one year program is $5,000.00 (HST not applicable)
  • This program does not qualify as a tuition tax credit for income tax purposes

About Online Learning


Moodle is the Mount's Learning Management System (LMS) and allows educators to create their unique course website which utilizes dynamic features such as messaging, forums, wikis and glossaries. 

Interactive Virtual Classroom with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Within Moodle, faculty can access and utilize Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. This is an online, synchronous (real time) interactive virtual classroom with voice-over-internet capability that facilitates engaged teaching and learning amongst faculty, students and the course content.

Technical support and system requirements will be provided prior to the start of the program.

If you'd like to know more about Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, please visit Mount Online Learning Platform.

Program Curriculum and Schedule

Below, you will find information on each module and the program schedule.  Please note, changes to the program may occur and will be communicated to all participants in a timely manner.

2018-19 Program Schedule (Download PDF Version)
  • The instructor for this module is Jeff McKinnon, from Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Sessions are delivered online, every Tuesday from 6 - 8pm
  • September 25, 2018 - November 27, 2018

Sessions include:

  1. Introduction and Development Framework
  2. Legal Considerations 
  3. Valuation I
  4. Valuation II
  5. Investment Analysis I
  6. Investment Analysis II
  7. Property Tax
  8. Financing
  9. Asset Management
  10. Marketing and Brokerage
  • The instructors for this module are Dr. Tom Geurts and Colleen Wenke, Homburg Institute
  • Sessions are delivered online, every Wednesday from 6 - 8pm
  • December 5, 2018 - February 13, 2019

Sessions include:

  1. Introduction to Financing a Project:  The Big Picture
  2. The Real Estate Capital Market:  Sourcing Capital
  3. Financial Decision Models
  4. Financing a Project:  Equity
  5. Financing a Project:  Debt
  6. Financing a Project:  Completion
  7. Project Costs:  Pricing and Estimating
  8. Controlling Project Costs
  9. Project Risks
  10. Project Risk Management
  • The instructor for this module is Chris Davison, Nova Scotia Community College
  • Sessions are delivered online, every Tuesday from 6 - 8pm
  • February 19, 2019 - April 23, 2019

Sessions include:

  1. Introduction to Construction Management
  2. Self-Perform vs General Contractor
  3. Contract Types
  4. Objectives of Project Management
  5. Managing Changes
  6. Disputes
  7. Contractor Invoicing
  8. Contractor Deficiencies
  9. Occupancy
  10. Project Turnover
  • The instructor for this module is Mark Ryer, Nova Scotia Community College
  • Sessions are delivered online every Tuesday from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • April 30, 2019 - July 2, 2019

Sessions include:

  1. Introduction
  2. Concurrent Ownership
  3. Surveys
  4. Easements and Licenses
  5. Contracts
  6. Contracts
  7. Deeds
  8. Financing and Mortgages
  9. Title and Real Estate Closings
  10. Negotiations

July 16, 2019 (details will be forthcoming)

The capstone project will involve participants preparing a complete development project plan, which will incorporate all aspects of the program curriculum.