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Certificate in Real Estate Process for Development & Investment (REPDI)
Implement Effective Procedures For Successful Development And Investment In A Competitive Real Estate Market
23 – 26 April 2018
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
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In all countries, real estate accounts for a vast proportion of non-petroleum economic activity and constitutes approximately one-third of all capital assets. You simply cannot ignore it as a business opportunity.

An understanding of how real estate properties are conceptualised, designed, built, managed and marketed is essential to making intelligent decisions to finance, manage, sell or buy real estate assets. And in the Gulf region, the thriving property market provides considerable opportunities for real estate development and investment – but only for those who are well-informed and make smart business decisions, which is exactly what this course is designed to help you become and achieve.

The course will address all the actual elements of real estate development, from research and planning through to development and marketing. It contains numerous case studies from the Gulf and worldwide to focus on all the key issues real estate stakeholders need to know.

Course Content
Real Estate Development And Investment
  • Development, Investment And Why Real Estate Matters
  • The Stages Of The Development And Investment Process
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Developers
  • Working With Consultants
  • The Land Bank

Land, Highest And Best Use (HBU), And Feasibility Studies
  • Site Analysis For Development
  • Site Selection For Investment And Development
  • Highest And Best Use
  • Project Feasibility
  • Development Simulations For Real Estate Investment And Development

Legal And Construction Issues
  • Property And Conveyancing Law
  • The Contract And Negotiation Process
  • Design, Architecture And Building
  • The Regulatory Process
  • Construction Management
  • Completion

Managing And Marketing Real Estate
  • Business Management
  • Tenant Issues
  • Property And Facilities Management
  • Advanced Operations And Facilities Management
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Identifying And Managing Risk
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for all property professionals who participate in the development process and those who finance, manage, buy or sell real estate, including:
  • Architects
  • Urban Planners
  • Real Estate Managers
  • Real Estate Analysts and Investors
  • Real Estate Planners and Developers
  • Property Owners and Managers
  • Government Officials and Regulators
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Valuers
  • Mortgage Brokers, Bankers and Lenders
  • Investment Bankers/Managers, Venture Capitalists, and Private Equity Specialists
  • Finance Managers and Analysts

Delegates are expected to possess basic understanding of principles of real estate development and investment.
Benefits Of Attending
  • Achieve a thorough understanding of the entire real estate development and investment processes, as well as the roles of project stakeholders
  • Appreciate the scope of marketing and sales for real estate development and investment
  • Gain extensive knowledge of the commercial and legal issues and opportunities for the property industry
  • Develop the ability to identify and negotiate important aspects of real estate contracts
  • Learn how to assess the full range of risks in any real estate proposition for successful portfolio management

    Dr. Julian Spencer Roche
    Finance Training Consultant
    Australia And UK

    Julian was educated at Oxford and Exeter Universities. In the 1980s he served on the Defence Intelligence Staff of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) as an economist responsible for analysing Soviet and East European trade and payments. From 1990 through to the present he has served in various corporate and academic positions including:

    • Director, Forecasting Service, DRI McGraw-Hill – responsible for macro-economic analysis and forecasting of Soviet and East European economies
    • Lecturer at Southampton University teaching Corporate Finance (Accounting and Finance BSc) including business valuations, investment banking, corporate governance, EVA, CFROI, investment analysis, fund management, private finance initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs, venture capital and other aspects of corporate finance
    • Established the firm that produced the "Green Book" internationally known database, world a pathfinder in international business confidence and real estate data
    • Head of Research, Hudson Venture Partners – responsible for the selection and evaluation of investment projects and account management
    • Vice President, MHC International – responsible for corporate finance and economic input to firms specialising in corporate social responsibility issues
    • Consultant to professional bodies including ACCA in Europe and Asia
    • Consultant to major corporations specialising in commodities production and trade
    • Author of several books on business valuations, corporate governance, financial modelling and commodities

    Dusit Thani Hotel

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dusit Thani Dubai

    Dusit Thani Dubai is an iconic 5-star luxury hotel that captures the essence of Thailand in the vibrant centre of this cosmopolitan city, the jewel of the UAE.

    The hotel is strategically located just five minutes from Dubai's main business hub, within walking distance from the nearest metro station and just 15 minutes from the airport. In addition, the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the world's largest shopping mall, The Dubai Mall, are just a short walk from Dusit Thani.

    Dusit Thani Dubai
    133, Sheikh Zayed Road
    P.O. Box 23335 Dubai
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Tel +971 (4) 343 3333
    Fax +971 (4) 343 4222



    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    T:+971-4-407 2693
    F:+971-4-407 2517
    E: hospitality@informa.com


    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.

Date Course Fee Before
12 February 2018
Course Fee Before
19 March 2018
Final Fee
23 – 26 April 2018
US$ 3,995 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995

Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and successfully complete the course assessment will receive an Informa Certificate of Completion.

Pricing excludes 5% VAT, where applicable


Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

For more information, email Andy Watts on a.watts@informa.com

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