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Real Estate Development and Sustainable Design Programme

40 Trainig Hours

The objective of this UC Berkeley program on Real Estate Development and Sustainable Design is to highlight principles of good city design and introduce leading edge sustainability strategies for real estate developers working in rapidly growing cities. To achieve sustainable projects, real estate professionals need to design and build buildings, neighborhoods, and districts that are efficient, maximize quality of life, incorporate the latest technologies, and are responsive the risks of climate change. Come and gain a better understanding of the close links between real estate development, sustainability, and design. Then use this knowledge to plan and design healthier and more livable, resilient, and adaptive urban places! Target Audience: Policy Makers, Financial Institutions, Valuers, Lawyers, Developers, Investors Course Objectives:  Participants appreciate linkages between integrated real estate development, sustainable urban design and building technologies, and how to integrate these linkages into thinking about real estate asset valuation and management.  Fundamentals of widely used partnership models and their key fiscal and legal tools and frameworks.  Conditions for failure of large-scale retail malls, using example of a dead mega-mall in Silicon Valley, and real estate development, land use and urban design strategies for transformation into a recapitalized, mixed-use urban place.  Site visit to major off-site building prefabrication factory to learn about financial strategy, construction techniques, and labor practices and applicability to range of building typologies and market segments.  Understanding differences between tail pipe and circular models of urban land development, through case examples.  Portfolio of smart city strategies, including prop tech, BIM, and database integration and how these strategies can improve the sourcing, financing, construction, and delivery of real estate practice and projects.  Fundamentals of climate change and its implications for cities and real estate development projects, including new design strategies and the growing role of insurance and reinsurance in real estate development decisions.  Site Visit to Salesforce Tower, the tallest building in San Francisco, widely respected for innovative water conservation strategies. How even tall buildings can dramatically reduce levels of water consumption.  Fundamentals of net zero water and energy building systems, drawing from the latest examples. How new methods of real estate asset management incorporate sustainability into acquisition strategies and decisions.  Review program highlights and what they mean for real estate development and design decisions in the context of Dubai/UAE and beyond. Course Outline BEYOND THE PROJECT: REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE, RESILIENT, AND LIVELY DUBAI -Day 1 • Welcome Breakfast & Dean’s Address Vishaan Chakrabari, Dean of College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley • Setting the Stage Dr. Greg Morrow, Academic Lead and Executive Director, Masters of Real Estate Development + Design, UC Berkeley • Orientation // Room 172, Chrissie Bradley, Director of Global Programs Elizabeth Bowler, Director of Strategic Programs • Hot Cities/Wet Cities: Making Projects Climate Resilient, Kristina Hill, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, UC Berkeley • View from the Field: Industry Perspectives on Resilience, John Ahlgren, Associate Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance -Day 2 • Remaking the Urban Fabric: Sustainable Design Strategies Daniel Solomon, FAIA, Partner, Mithun, Professor of Architecture Emeritus, UC Berkeley John Ellis, Principal, Mithun, Lecturer, City & Regional Planning and Urban Design • Redesigning Silicon Valley’s Dead Mega-Malls Chris Calott, Associate Professor Architecture and Urban Design, UC Berkeley • Meeting Point: Bancroft @ College • Off Site Factory Construction and Development for Workforce Housing • View from the Field: Factory OS Rachel Villicana, LEED AP BD+C, Project Manager, Factory OS (Note: Site Visit subject to change.) -Day 3 • Neighborhoods & Housing for the Future Harrison Fraker, F.A.I.A., Professor Emeritus of Architecture & Urban Design, CED Dean Emeritus, UC Berkeley • In Conversation with Harrison Fraker Dr. Greg Morrow, Academic Lead and Executive Director, Masters of Real Estate Development + Design, UC Berkeley • Smart Cities: Technologies for Good Urbanism Daniel Rodriguez, Professor of City & Regional Planning, Associate Director, Institute for Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley Eric Paulos, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Chief Learning Officer, Jacobs Institute of Design, UC Berkeley -Day 4 • Building Technologies Susan Ubbelohde, Professor of Architecture, UC Berkeley • View from the Field: Sustainable Asset Management Josh Myerberg, Managing Director, Real Estate Assets Group and Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley • Water Conservation Strategies for High Rise Development • View from the Field: Salesforce Tower’s Innovative Water Supply System Bob Pester, Executive Vice President San Francisco Region, Boston Properties (Note: Site Visit subject to change.) • Wurster Gallery Real Estate Industry Open House & Distinguished Practitioner Lecture -Day 5 • Public-Private Partnerships: Ingredients for Success Carol Galante, I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing & Urban Policy; Faculty Director, Terner Center, UC Berkeley • UC Berkeley Campus: Architectural & Historical Perspectives Emily Marthinsen, Campus Architect Emerita, UC Berkeley • Stepping Back, Looking Ahead Dr. Greg Morrow, Academic Lead and Executive Director, Masters of Real Estate Development + Design, UC Berkeley • Graduation Ceremony Vishaan Chakrabarti, Dean of College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

AED 22000

Oxford Real Estate Program

24 Trainig Hours

Real estate makes up around 50% of the world’s assets and it is crucial to the success of global economies and societies. In the turbulent global financial markets, an understanding of real estate is vital for senior executives, investors and policy makers worldwide. Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum once said “Excellence is a good habit one should acquire” In line with this path of excellence, DREI in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, is proudly bringing you this highly sought-after* program to Dubai (*Saïd Business School ranked 1 in the UK for Open Programmes for the 5th year in a row by the Financial Times). Target Audience: C-Level executives, fund and wealth managers, family offices, banks, service providers and insurance/pension funds, endowments and sovereign wealth funds. Such as vice presidents, directors, chief financial officers, fund and asset managers, legal professionals and consultants. Course Objectives: ■Review the latest developments, opportunities and risks in real estate investments ■Gain an understanding of real estate user and capital markets ■Analyse technology, urbanisation, demographics, globalisation and macroeconomic trends ■Design a business case for a real estate investment and present it to potential industry funders

AED 32000

Digital Transformation Strategy Program

24 Trainig Hours

To generate creative – often surprising – solutions to reframe or transform your business. Think creatively about management and leadership and take time to make you and your organisation more competitive and sustainable. Dubai Real Estate Institute is bringing you the way forward in 2020 to involve you within an intensive 8-weeks Digital Transformation Strategy virtual program with Imperial College’s expertise to gain the right skills that you need to develop and implement a digital transformation strategy within your organisation. Drawing on insights from Imperial College Business School faculty, industry leaders, case studies and your peers, you will develop a robust understanding of digital cultures, foundations and frameworks to craft your own transformational strategy. Participants will undertake a personalised learning experience where they develop their own digital transformation strategies, with coaching from experienced academic and industry leaders throughout their journey. A network of experienced and international program peers will assist you in crafting and stress-testing your strategy. The program concludes with a ‘dragon’s den’-type scenario where participants pitch their digital transformation strategies to a panel of experts. You will leave with practical feedback and insights, feeling prepared to implement your digital transformation strategy within your organisation. Targeted Audience : Mid to senior-level executives with insights and practical skills to develop their own digital transformation strategies. The diverse programme cohort will include participants from a range of countries, job functions and industries Course Objectives ■Develop a robust understanding of digital transformation ■Build a solid understanding of the key challenges that can help and hinder a successful digital transformation strategy ■Develop a digital transformation strategy that can be taken away and implemented ■Stress tested your strategy with industry experts and a network of experienced peers

AED 20000

Part-time MSc Real Estate - The University of Manchester Middle East Centre

2 Trainig Hours

Successful real estate practitioners require a wide range of transferable skills and knowledge in areas such as strategic asset management, property valuation and real estate law in practice. Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) in association with The University of Manchester Middle East Centre is pleased to introduce you to this Master’s programme which focuses on these practical aspects of managing real estate in a ‘real-world’ environment. Whether you are looking to enhance your skills in asset management, planning for future cities or move into a more senior position, this program will certainly fit your needs. Make a difference to our future landscape and learn from industry peers, experts and academics with Face-to-Face International Course Conferences. At these course conferences you will undertake practical activities based on your units in small multinational groups. This blended learning approach offers a balance between strategic focus, theoretical foundations and practical applications that will apply directly to your workplace. You will have the opportunity to attend two major course conferences during the year. Each conference is held at The University of Manchester’s Middle East Centre, located in the heart of Dubai’s Knowledge Park. • Intake Start Date: September 2020 • Duration: Two years • Language: English • Regular Program Fee: GBP21,000 • Enroll through DREI will get 10% discount, the discounted Program Fee: GBP18,900 • Location: This part-time master's programme is delivered through a blended learning format, with Course Conference in Dubai Target Audience: Policy Makers, Financial Institutions, Valuers, Lawyers, Developers, Investors You can expect to study units covering topics such as: • Real estate markets o Understand fundamentals of real estate o Explore geographical and sector markets o Study how macroeconomics shapes property cycles • Real estate investment and finance o Explore the principles of investment and the creation of value o Critically evaluate direct and indirect methods of investing in real estate o Demonstrate approaches used in financing of funds and individual projects • Property valuation o Introduce principle methods of property valuation o Explore the mathematical application of different methods of valuation o Critically examine the physical, legal and economic factors • Strategic asset management o Introduce the principles of strategic asset management o Explore the tactics used to pro-actively manage real estate assets o Topics include performance metrics, risk management and sustainability and responsible property investment • Planning for future cities o Explore the principles, nature and practice of planning systems and processes around the world o Understand emerging future trends in urban development in global cities o Examine the notion of the future ‘smart’ city in a global context • Project based enquiry o An opportunity to plan, manage and conduct practice-based research on a topic related to the course o Develop knowledge and competency in an appropriate range of research methods including the development of a focal question or hypothesis o Develop experience of developing and managing a specific research project through to final submission • Land and development o Develop an understanding of land use policies and making the best use of land resources o Practical experience and understanding of the development process through real life development sites o Develop an understanding of the financial issues and risks involved in development schemes Entry Requirements • A good honours degree (minimum 2:1) or the overseas equivalent, in a related area. • Candidates who do not meet the Academic entry qualifications, but show satisfactory evidence of Professional experience and Postgraduate study may be approved on a case-by-case basis. • English Language requirements: o IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.5 in the Writing component and no other subsection below 6.0 o TOEFL internet-based score of 90 or more overall, With a minimum writing score of 22 and no other Subsection below 20 o CAE or CPE overall score of 176 or above, with 176 in Writing and no sub-section below 169

AED 1500

The Manchester Global Part-time MBA - The University of Manchester Middle East Centre

2 Years

Welcome to the Global Part-time MBA at Alliance Manchester Business School. This MBA is delivered through flexible blending learning, which combines online teaching with face-to-face workshops at our global study locations. At Alliance MBS, we produce creative, resilient and socially-responsibly graduates who will thrive in the technological age. We continuously update our curriculum to ensure it focuses on the business challenges you will face as a leader, now and in the future. You will learn to navigate uncertainty and confidently take on complex challenges. We hope you can join us for this once-in-a-lifetime learning journey. Programme Highlights With intakes in January and July, this world-class MBA includes a flexible blend of face-to-face workshop residentials, two practical business projects and online learning. You will build expertise, explore new fields and develop a global network of ambitious, talented business contacts. The Manchester MBA develops socially-responsible leaders who can navigate global challenges. We'll teach you to reflect intelligently not only in real business situations, but also on your own professional development. The four pillars of our MBA curriculum are as follows: • Management in Practice: How can we understand today’s complex, uncertain business environment and overcome the challenges of leading and managing in a rapidly changing world? • Value Creation in Business: How do contemporary businesses create value? We explore this question from both an academic and commercial perspective. Our teaching emphasises the interdependencies – and interrelationships – between the operational, tactical and strategic functional areas of an organisation. • Tailoring Your Journey: Customise your MBA experience with a live business project and our wide range of elective courses. This is your chance to explore a new field of interest, or gain more expertise in a specific area. Elective courses typically include a three-day workshop at one of our global locations. We also offer a number of electives with longer or online workshops to give you added flexibility. • Professional Skills for Business: Which professional and personal competencies do successful leaders require? You will identify and develop these qualities through lectures, workshops and individual guidance sessions. You will also gain access to business practitioners, careers support and our alumni network. This will support you as you plan and execute your post-MBA strategy. • Intake Start Date: July 2020 • Duration: Two years • Language: English • Regular Program Fee: GBP36,297 • Enroll through DREI will get 15% discount, the discounted Program Fee: GBP30,852 • Location: This part-time master's programme is delivered through a blended learning format, with workshops in Dubai The Global MBA with Real Estate electives, following specialist real estate course units: • Real Estate Markets • Property Valuation • Planning for Future Cities Entry Requirements • At least three years’ professional experience, plus evidence of strong career progression and a recognised degree, or – Eight to ten years’ managerial experience instead of a recognised degree • An English language qualification (TOEFL iBT/ IELTS/ CPE/ PTE Academic/India Standard x 11) if applicable • Excellent team working, communication, professional and interpersonal skills • Successful completion of the Manchester Admissions Test (online)