Schulich Real Assets

Leading globally in real estate & infrastructure education and research through a culture of engagement of students and industry, to impact sustainable economic, social, and environmental advancement.

  • About Us

    Schulich Real Assets (SRA) inspires and educates the next generation of industry leaders in real estate and infrastructure. Leaders who possess hard and soft skills, who are technologically strong, while attuned to the social and environmental imperatives that shape our world today.

    SRA’s unparalleled network of industry leading partners is informing its research and curriculum, as well as mentoring its students and graduates – Schulich Real Assets offers an exceptional experiential learning experience.

    Real estate and infrastructure are critically important building blocks in today’s global economy, with increasing recognition that successful and sustainable cities are the ecosystems for business formation, innovation, and economic growth. This dynamic coincides with the growing importance of “real assets” in both institutional and individual asset portfolios that are transforming real estate and infrastructure investment strategies and driving increased demand for highly qualified, creative professionals that understand both industries, as well as the connections between them.

    Real Assets at Schulich

    Real Assets is an area of major focus and differentiation for the Schulich School, enabled and empowered by its many committed industry partners. It stands at the intersection of world class practitioners and teaching faculty – guided by meaningful and applied research, driven to create practical solutions with engaged industry partners. This focus seeks to identify, address, and help to resolve the foremost challenges and opportunities within the built environment encompassing where we live, work, shop, retire and address our recreational and health needs. We hope to excite, educate, and channel the talents of students passionate about the many ways in which real estate and infrastructure contribute to a better world.

    Schulich has a long-standing tradition as a global leader in real property education. The Real Property area and MBA concentration were founded by Professor James McKellar in the early 1900s, with Andre Kuzmicki developing a focus on alumni engagement. The Schulich Real Property Alumni Association (SRPAA) fosters this engagement via the Perspectives Lecture, Developer’s Den case competition and most recently an annual golf tournament which raises funds for the SRPAA Leadership Award.


Our Strategic Objectives

  • Lead globally in education and research in Real Assets (Real Estate & Infrastructure)

  • Deliver one-of-a-kind academic offerings and co-curricular experiences, paralleled by an alumni and industry culture of engagement

  • Educate and equip graduate students from diverse backgrounds with the technical skills, social awareness, and personal values to assume leadership roles

  • Positively impact the built environment for the betterment of society

  • Academic Programming and Instructors

    Our academic programs are shaping the next generation of industry leaders, via a curriculum that is informed by leading academics, applied research, and active industry engagement.

    Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) | A 12-month full-time degree program that equips students with a combination of subject matter expertise, integrative skills, and industry knowledge necessary for successful careers in both real estate and infrastructure. More details >
    MBA Real Estate and Infrastructure Specialization MBA | MBA graduate student specialization in real estate and infrastructure, built upon a business foundation of theory and practical knowledge. Option for full-time or part-time enrolment. More details >
    Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program (SIFP) | Fellowship program to build capacity and develop an understanding of the infrastructure investment framework. The SIFP targets the mobilization of private capital towards bridging the global infrastructure finance gap. Part-time certificate program. More details >
  • Research

    Applied research focusing on investments that address societal challenges in the built environment.

    • Academic research
    Tim and Frances Price Urban Lab | Hub for applied research projects via student internships and partnering with industry to address persistent challenges in the built environment. More details >

The Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure

The Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure is a critically important academic pillar supporting the Schulich Real Assets ecosystem. The Brookfield Centre delivers academic programming and classroom learning, as well as being home to applied research on the built environment.

More Details

  • Schulich Real Estate and Infrastructure Club

    "Life Cycle of an Asset Series" Property Tour

  • Jim Clayton

  • Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building

  • Developer's Den

The Schulich Real Assets Faculty and Staff

  • Director and Timothy R. Price Chair, Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure

    Jim Clayton

    Professor & Timothy R. Price Chair
    Area Coordinator, Real Assets and MREI Program Director

  • Professor Avis Devine

    Avis Devine

    Associate Professor of Real Estate Finance and Sustainability

  • James McKellar

    Professor Emeritus & Founder of the Real Property Area
    Faculty Advisor and Instructor in the Sustainable Infrastructure Fellowship Program (SIFP)

  • Additional Professors, Instructors and Staff

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