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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
4 – 7 December 2017
Venue TBC, 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
In Association With

    The George Washington University (GWU)

    The George Washington University School of Business is dedicated to excellence in its teaching and research about management within the United States and internationally. The school has a 75-year history of preparing men and women for leadership in both the private and public sectors. Known internationally for its dedication to academic excellence, the school draws students from all parts of the US and around the world. For further information on George Washington University School of Business, please visit their website www.sbpm.gwu.edu

    As Informa Middle East's academic partner, GW reviews a selected range Informa business and finance certificate courses and programmes. Delegates successfully completing these courses receive an Informa/GW Certificate of Completion. GW is also our academic partner for TwentyEighty formerly ESI) courses.

    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

    Dubai, UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dubai is a luxurious city destination offering a contrast of east meets west, where the traditional and modern blend in harmony. Dubai is one of seven emirates that belong to the United Arab Emirates located in the Middle East.

    Some fast facts about Dubai, UAE

    • About 80 airlines land daily at the Dubai International Airport.
    • English is spoken quite fluently even though Arabic is the official language
    • Dubai has the largest free trade zone in the Middle East
    • The currency used is UAE Dirham which is pegged to the US Dollar
    • The time zone is GMT +4
    • Friday most businesses stay closed as it is the day of Friday prayers (Jumu'ah)
    • In 2016 Ramadan will take place in June

Date Course Fee Before
25 September 2017
Course Fee Before
30 October 2017
Final Fee
4 – 7 December 2017
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/GW Certificate of Completion.


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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