Lang’s Real Estate Students' Association (RESA) is the student-led real estate organization of the University of Guelph. The RESA organizes events, activities, and hands-on learning for students enrolled in the Real Estate BComm major. In collaboration with industry partners, the RESA coordinates site tours, industry panels, and guest speakers to help students learn about opportunities within their field upon graduation.
Real Estate at Lang
For nearly 30 years, Lang's Real Estate major has helped produce some of Canada’s most successful leaders in commercial and residential real estate.
Real Estate students at the Lang School develop the conceptual, analytical, and managerial skills needed to succeed in this high-growth industry. They critically examine current challenges facing the industry through hands-on, practical learning. Specialized courses include: property appraisal; real estate finance; market analysis; urban economics; sustainable real estate; planning; and development.
Graduates from this major can fast-track certain professional designations, including:
The University of Guelph's Undergraduate Real Estate Case Competition (URECC) is an annual case competition that challenges undergraduate students to redefine the built environment by undertaking a development plan of a large, iconic site in Toronto. Participating teams pitch their ideas to highly engaged industry partners.
Research with Impact
Lang's real estate faculty conduct relevant and impactful research for the Canadian and global markets. Their research encompasses both residential and commercial real estate, exploring house price dynamics, real estate finance, and sustainability.
Watch Dr. Rogier Holtermans discuss his research on sustainability within the built environment
Real Estate Program Advisory Board
The Real Estate Program Advisory Board (REPAB) has been established to continually enhance the relevancy of student-learning and attractiveness of the real estate profession.
REPAB is made up of real estate faculty and senior industry professionals who bring experience across a range of disciplines. This select group of business leaders provides input and guidance to faculty and the dean of the Lang School, fostering a direct link to the industry.
|Michael R. Emory (chair)||President and CEO, Allied Properties REIT|
|Tim Blevins||President, Reid’s Heritage Homes|
|Martin Castellan||Co-founder, Skyline Group of Companies|
|Scott Chandler||Senior Vice President, Broker, Capital Markets Canada, Colliers|
|Ciro DeCiantis||Investment Properties Sector Leader, Real Estate, Partner, Deloitte|
|Andrew De Gasperis||President, Aspen Ridge Homes Ltd.
|Werner Dietl||President and CEO, CBRE Limited
|Maryanne McDougald||Senior Vice President, Operations, FCR Management Services|
|Mark Fieder||Principal and President, COO, Canadian Operations, Avison Young|
|Jeff Miller||Head of Industrial, Oxford Properties Group|
|Chuck Scott||CEO, Canada and Latin America, Cushman and Wakefield|
|Dermot J. Sweeny||Founding Principal and President, Sweeny & Co Architects|
|Glenn Way||Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, GWL Realty Advisors|
|Jeff Wood||Partner at Ernst & Young LLP|
Real Estate Alumni Association
The time a person spent with the Lang School Real Estate community does not end at graduation. With nearly 30 years of developing leaders, the Real Estate major at the Lang School is fortunate to have a large and engaged alumni network. The alumni association hosts multiple events throughout the year for students and alumni to connect and network. Aside from events, alumni also give back to the current students in many ways: as guest speakers in class, sharing what they have learned since graduation; financially, through donations; by acting as one-on-one mentors; and by sharing news with other alumni about industry opportunities.