Real Estate and Housing (BComm program)

Make your mark on the industry

For more than 20 years, our Real Estate and Housing major has helped produce some of Canada’s most successful leaders in residential and commercial real estate. As a student in this major, you will develop the analytical, conceptual and managerial skills needed to succeed in this high growth industry. The hands-on nature of the specialized courses will have you explore real estate topics such as property appraisal, property management, financing, market analysis, urban economics, planning and development. Furthermore, each fall, a team of six students is chosen to participate in the Cornell International Real Estate Case Competition in New York City. These students have the opportunity to meet students from other top real estate programs in the world.

You will have plenty of opportunities to compete in case competitions, apply your knowledge in your co-op placement and network with industry professionals. Graduates of this major can also be exempt from many of the courses needed to complete the Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI) designation, the Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation, as well as some other Ontario real estate licensing courses.

20 plus years of developing leaders in real estate and housing
Number one 2016 undergraduate real estate case competition
$27,000 plus available in awards and scholarships

Join our renowned student community

Links to student life experience page for real estate and housing major

Life as a university student is about more than the lecture hall.

At the University of Guelph, we want you to experience the student life we're known for, and that means joining clubs, staying active and discovering Guelph both as a place for top-notch education and a community you can be proud of.

Learn more about the student life in our Real Estate and Housing major.

Build your career

Graduates of the real estate and housing major are employed by some of the top real estate companies across Canada and around the world.

  • Allied Properties REIT
  • Altus Group
  • Canadian Tire
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Colliers
  • Great West Life
  • Homestead Land Holdings
  • Mattamy Homes
  • Oxford Properties
  • Smart Centres

Learn more about our strong connections to the real estate industry.

Job titles of recent Real Estate and Housing graduates:

  • Appraiser
  • Broker/leasing agent
  • Land development coordinator
  • Market analyst
  • Mortgage manager
  • Portfolio manager
  • Property manager
  • Urban planner

Meet our alumni

Many business leaders have graduated from the University of Guelph's Bachelor of Commerce program. Meet some of our Real Estate and Housing alumni.

View the full list of our notable alumni