40 Training Hours
AED 22000

About this Course

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

-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