Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) Program Details
Students will take a common set of courses in the first two terms with the option to take either real estate or infrastructure electives in the third and final term. The program also offers an optional internship in Term 3, with a lighter course load and classes scheduled on evenings and weekends.
The backbone of the curriculum is a leadership development course that runs throughout the three terms and integrates learning from the myriad aspects of the student experience.
“With urbanization driving ever more demand for real estate and infrastructure investment around the world, the need for highly educated and broadly skilled development, investment and finance professionals is escalating. The MREI is a unique new degree program aimed at developing the city-builders and investment capital gatekeepers of tomorrow.”
–Andre Kuzmicki, Former MREI Program Director
The MREI addresses a significant resource need in both the Real Estate and infrastructure sectors for qualified professions capable of contributing to what is recognized as the single largest industry in the region (when combining real estate and infrastructure, measured by percent of GDP).
The program offers a highly structured curriculum emphasizing leadership and outside-the-box thinking. Students will acquire not only subject expertise but also the integrative skills necessary to manage projects and advance their careers. Course work is delivered through a combination of lectures and assignments, with the extensive involvement of industry experts.
The MREI will require students to complete 42.00 credits over three consecutive terms that coincide with the Schulich academic calendar. In the first two terms, all students will enroll in a set of core courses that cover both real estate and infrastructure with the option of taking electives in either industry during the third term. The third term is also highlighted by a workshop experience that focuses on collaboration and creative thinking.View program requirements Hide program requirements
Term 1 (Winter)
Mandatory for all MREI students, 15.00 Course Credits
- PROP 6001 0.00 LEADERSHIP IN REAL ESTATE AND INFRASTRUCTURE I
- PROP 6100 3.00 REAL ESTATE FINANCE & INVESTMENT
- PROP 6150 3.00 ECONOMIC FORCES SHAPING THE CITY
- PROP 6200 3.00 DEVELOPMENT PROTOTYPES
- PROP 6300 3.00 PARTNERSHIP MODELS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY
- PROP 6550 3.00 SUSTAINABLE CITIES - URBANIZATION INFRASTRUCTURE & STRATEGIC CHOICES
Term 2 (Summer)
Mandatory for all MREI students, 15.00 Course Credits
- PROP 6002 0.00 LEADERSHIP IN REAL ESTATE AND INFRASTRUCTURE II
- PROP 6050 3.00 CHANGING LANDSCAPES: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE INDUSTRY
- PROP 6250 3.00 SITE PLANNING AND DESIGN
- PROP 6450 3.00 THE LIFE OF A PROJECT
- PROP 6750 3.00 FINANCING LARGE SCALE INFRASTRUCTURE
- PROP 6850 3.00 STRUCTURING DEVELOPMENT TRANSACTIONS
Term 3 (Fall)
12.00 Course Credits (2 electives and two mandatory courses)*
Mandatory for all students
Select two electives
- PROP 6350 3.00 INFRASTRUCTURE AS AN ASSET CLASS
- PROP 6600 3.00 REAL ESTATE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
- PROP 6650 3.00 COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ASSET MANAGEMENT
- PROP 6780 3.00 CASE STUDIES IN INFRASTRUCTURE
* Courses taken during Term 3 will be offered on evenings and weekends. Students will be encouraged to pursue internships or undertake research during Term 3 to enhance experienced-based learning.
A Culture of Engagement: the Schulich MREI combines an academic program with hands-on learning and co-curricular activities such as the annual Perspectives Lecture, Developer’s Den Case Competition, New York City real estate tour, international case competitions, networking events and field trips.
Led by Professors Andre Kuzmicki and James McKellar, in consultation with an advisory board of industry leaders, Schulich’s Real Estate and Infrastructure program is unique among Canadian business schools.
Program faculty members
Adjunct Professor; Executive Director, Program in Real Estate and Infrastructure; Director, Master of Real Estate and InfrastructureView profile
Professor of Real Estate and Infrastructure; Academic Director, Real Estate and Infrastructure Specialization; Executive Director, External RelationsView profile
Sessional Assistant Professor in Real Estate And InfrastructureView profile
Schulich Real Property Students’ Association (SRPSA)
Open to all Schulich students interested in the Real Estate and Infrastructure industries, the SRPSA is a student-run club that acts as a “bridge” between academics and business. Its mission is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the Real Estate and Infrastructure industries though interaction with industry professionals. Specifically, the SRPSA encourages its members to participate in the annual Perspectives Lecture held downtown, invites members to industry conferences, hosts guest speakers and more. Members also have access to exclusive job postings and can include their resume in the sought-after Resume Book. In addition, the Real Estate and Infrastructure community at Schulich is active in competitions: during the 2013-2014 academic year, members of the SRPSA including executives, placed 2nd in the regional Developers’ Den competition and 3rd in the international ARGUS Software University Challenge.Visit the Student Life page for more!