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2012 ISSUE No 1

Homburg Academy W W W. H O M B U R G A C A D E M Y. O R G

International University-Level Real Estate Education

Build your future.

Online

- Masters Degree - Executive Masters Degree - Postgraduate Diploma - Postgraduate Certificate

HOMBURG ACADEMY - BUILDING FUTURES

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WELCOME

Welcome to Homburg Academy, a new approach to real estate education, with a long history of real estate experience. The Homburg Group is a multi-billion dollar real estate conglomerate operating in the Baltic States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the USA. Founded more than 40 years ago, the Group is involved in a wide range of real estate activities, including asset management, new construction and development, real estate investment, property management, real estate finance, and insurance. We also have a passionate interest in building intellectual capital. Since 2008, the Homburg Global Education Project has been researching and developing cutting-edge university-level programs, and building two new academic institutions to deliver specialized real estate education around the world. Our two institutions are the Homburg Academy Switzerland, which grants degrees and other qualifications, and the Homburg Institute Canada, which concentrates on professional development and research. The goal of Homburg Academy is to combine our experience and knowledge with that of the top academics and industry experts from around the world. And instead of a bricks and mortar university, our structured programs reach students in innovative ways by means of a cutting-edge online learning environment, summer schools, and study semesters at partner university campuses.

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WELCOME Welcome Our world-class real estate programs, which lead to Masters degrees and Diploma and Certificate qualifications, combine academic excellence, immediate professional application and an unparalleled student experience. Read on and discover the many advantages of joining the Homburg Academy. We welcome diversity in student backgrounds and experience, and we encourage applicants from across the globe to join our programs. Richard Homburg Chair of Council Homburg Academy

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WELCOME

Our Mission Statement Homburg Academy’s mission is to advance the science and knowledge of real estate by fostering innovation, original discovery, and new insights into all aspects of the built environment and to promote the dissemination of knowledge through professional development training and education courses.

Dr Jarrod Wiener, PhD President and Vice-Chancellor

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Statement of Corporate Governance The Homburg Group adheres to the highest standards of corporate governance. Its companies are subject to the oversight of eight different regulatory bodies. The CANMARK Real Estate Investment Trust (formerly the Homburg Real Estate Investment Trust) is listed on the TSX Toronto Stock Exchange.


WELCOME

Members of the Homburg Academy Council Chancellor: Mr Michael H. Arnold, CA Chair of Council: Dr Richard Homburg, Dr. Hon. Causa President and Vice-Chancellor: Dr Jarrod Wiener, PhD Chair of Academic Advisory Board: Dr Tom Geurts, PhD Faculty Representative, Chair of Student Committee: Dr Georgia Warren-Myers, PhD External Members: Dr Jamie Shea, PhD Mr Philip Homburg Drs J.R. Stolle Academic Advisory Board Dr Tom G. Geurts, George Washington University, Washington, DC (Chair) Dr Franz Fuerst, Cambridge University, England Dr Ingo H. Holz, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany Dr Piotr Lorens, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland Dr Leo Uittenbogaard, Amsterdam School of Real Estate, Amsterdam, the Netherlands University Administration President,Vice Chancellor: Dr Jarrod Wiener, PhD Learning Manager: Mr Brenton Ives Recruitment Officer: Ms Jillian Bellamy Communications and Marketing: Ms Amanda Morrison

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OUR ACADEMIC PHILOSOPHY Our Academic Philosophy At Homburg Academy, we believe that a well-rounded real estate manager needs an interdisciplinary background and an international perspective. Each of our graduate level programs comprises a well-rounded body of knowledge and students have the opportunity to demonstrate the integration of their knowledge by applying it to realworld simulations and case analyses. While each of our programs follows our core philosophy, we recognize that the educational needs of young graduates who are relatively new to the real estate business are different from the needs of experienced professionals. For this reason, the various Homburg postgraduate programs are designed to suit individuals with different levels of experience. We offer a range of specialization pathways that allow students to focus on a variety of specific areas of interest. Our programs also offer students the flexibility to study at the same time as continuing a career. As courses are taken online, classes are open 24/7 and students may choose to study either full-time or part-time. The one thing all Homburg graduates will have in common is the ability to visualize how the world will be, not content simply with knowing what it is now. The Homburg Global eCampus Our programs have been designed specially for online delivery via our virtual learning environment: the Homburg Global eCampus, which uses the best video learning systems available today. Every course has its own ‘Virtual Course Room’ through which students can access course materials (the syllabus, PowerPoint presentations, lecture notes, online readings, video-recorded lectures), and other learning resources. No special software is required and students can access the course rooms and the online electronic library through any web browser and on any type of internet-ready device. As lectures are available as video-on-demand in a range of formats, students can work at their own pace, wherever convenient, and lectures may be paused, restarted, and reviewed, as many times as students like. Every course also includes a live component, based on video-conferencing ‘webinars.’ Each week, students gather online with the course Professor for a virtual tutorial with a group of about 12 students, to facilitate interactive discussions and to give students the opportunity to ask questions. Professors also have the ability to assign students to virtual break-out rooms for group work and short assignments during class. Interactive learning

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OUR ACADEMIC PHILOSOPHY

Take your next career step.

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OUR FLEXIBLE APPROACH

tools include writing on the shared whiteboard, making PowerPoint presentations, and taking part in real-time video conversations – all thanks to our state-of-the-art technology. The system is so easy and intuitive that a short orientation is all that is required to begin. Each student’s online campus provides access to course registrations, course rooms, financial accounts, transcripts, and a host of user-friendly administrative tools. All students receive initial training on our learning management system, and a dedicated Learning Manager is always available to ensure that systems run smoothly, responding seamlessly to the needs of faculty and students alike. In addition to the online classes, some courses include a summer school component, which may be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada or in Zurich, Switzerland. Our Flexible Approach Students of the Homburg Academy may study full-time to complete the programs quickly, or combine part time study with career and family obligations. With ten registrations each year, students may join the programs when most convenient for them. Further flexibility is provided by the on-demand learning materials, so students may watch lectures and prepare for the interactive seminars on their own schedule. Targeted Learning Each learner is unique, and the needs of younger graduates are different from the needs of more experienced professionals. Our Masters programs include training in research methodology and an academic dissertation, providing an academically rigorous program. The Executive programs enable students to target a specific problem in a final project instead of a dissertation, and enable a wider range of choice in elective courses. A Wide Range of Programs Each program is made up of Core and Elective Courses. The Master in Real Estate offers maximum flexibility for students to design their own unique learning pathway through a wide range of Elective Courses.The several concentrations available in the Master in Real Estate also include Specialist Courses in the area of concentration.

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OUR FLEXIBLE APPROACH

The requirements of our eleven post graduate programs are as follows: Program

Minimum Credits Required

Minimum Courses Required

National Study Hours

Minimum and Maximum times for completion

Master in Real Estate

300 (150 ECTS)

14 plus a dissertation

3,000

2 years/6 years

Master in Real Estate (Study Abroad)

300 (150 ECTS)

3,000

2 years/6 years

3,000

2 years/6 years

Executive Master in Real Estate

300 (150 ECTS)

14 plus a dissertation 14 plus an independent project

Master in Real Estate and Finance

300 (150 ECTS)

14 plus a dissertation

3,000

2 years/6 years

Master in Real Estate and Finance (Study Abroad)

300 (150 ECTS)

14 plus a dissertation

3,000

2 years/6 years

Executive Master in Real Estate and Finance

300 (150 ECTS)

14 plus an independent project

3,000

2 years/6 years

Master in Real Estate and Project Management

300 (150 ECTS)

14 plus a dissertation

3,000

2 years/6 years

Master in Real Estate and International Business

300 (150 ECTS)

14 plus a dissertation

3,000

2 years/6 years

Master in Real Estate and Marketing

300 (150 ECTS)

14 plus a dissertation

3,000

2 years/6 years

Postgraduate Diploma in Real Estate

200 (100 ECTS)

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2,000

1 year/6 years

Postgraduate Certificate in Real Estate

120 (60 ECTS)

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1,200

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OUR FLEXIBLE APPROACH

Study Abroad Some of the Homburg programs may be taken entirely online, while others require students to attend classes on campus for part of their program. Even ‘online’ students may opt to study for a semester at one of our partner institutions. In addition to broadening a student’s international experience, these study abroad options allow students to attend centers of excellence, such as St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, whose Sobey School of Business is AACSB Accredited; Boston University Brussels, whose Project Management courses are deemed preparatory for the designation examinations of the PMI Institute; Heriot Watt University in Dubai, where its prestigious School of the Built Environment is based in the Dubai Academic City; the Amity School of Urban Management, part of the largest private non-profit University in India; and the Gdansk Institute of Technology in Poland, which excels in Planning.

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HOMBURG ACADEMY PROGRAMS

The Homburg Master in Real Estate (Online) Designed for recent university graduates, the MRE program does not assume any prior experience of the real estate business. This program may be taken entirely online, or combined with a semester abroad at a partner university campus. The MRE program enables students to create their own unique learning pathway by providing the opportunity to choose seven elective courses from a wide range of options. The courses, which make up Stage I of your degree, are as follows: Core Courses (compulsory) - The Development Process

Elective Courses (students choose seven)

- Urban Economics - Ethics and Responsibility for the Real Estate Firm - Introduction to Urban Development and Planning - Capstone Case Study - Research in Real Estate Business - Data Analysis and Critical Thinking

- Corporate Finance - Real Estate Finance - Real Estate Accounting - Risk and Portfolio Management - Capital Markets - Appraisal of Real Estate - Project Management - International Real Estate Business - Challenges and Strategy in Real Estate

- Strategic Negotiation - The Financial Crisis and International Financial Regulation - Intercultural Management - Strategic Management

The cost to complete the Master in Real Estate program is as follows: Minimum number of courses 15

Total fee ($3000/ course) $45,000

Less 2% for paying annually in advance $44,100

Less 5% for paying for the whole program in advance $42,750

The coursework (Stage I) must be completed satisfactorily in order to progress to Stage II (the dissertation). Please visit homburgacademy.org/applications to find out more about applying to Homburg Academy. 12


HOMBURG ACADEMY PROGRAMS

Build your future.

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Elective Courses (students choose seven) - Corporate Finance - Real Estate Finance - Real Estate Accounting - Risk and Portfolio Management - Capital Markets - Appraisal of Real Estate - Project Management - International Real Estate Business

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The Homburg Master in Real Estate (Online and Campus Study) The Homburg Academy encourages students to spend a semester abroad to gain an international experience, and to learn about Real Estate in different cultural contexts. The Academy’s highly-valued international partners are established, well respected Universities in exciting cities in Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Students can spend an optional semester abroad taking courses in Real Estate as part of their Master in Real Estate program. Our MRE students complete seven compulsory Core Courses online. Students may then choose their Electives from the range of online offerings or the courses offered on campus of partner universities. The courses, which make up Stage I of your degree, are as follows: Core Courses (compulsory) - The Development Process - Urban Economics - Ethics and Responsibility for the Real Estate Firm - Introduction to Urban Development and Planning - Capstone Case Study - Research in Real Estate Business - Data Analysis and Critical Thinking

Elective Courses (students choose seven) - Corporate Finance - Real Estate Finance - Real Estate Accounting - Risk and Portfolio Management - Capital Markets - Appraisal of Real Estate - Project Management - International Real Estate Business

- Challenges and Strategy in Real Estate - Strategic Negotiation - The Financial Crisis and International Financial Regulation - Intercultural Management - Strategic Management

Note: Courses taken on campus of partner universities substitute for online Elective Courses.

The cost to complete the Master in Real Estate program is as follows: Minimum number of courses 15

Total fee ($3000/ course) $45,000

Less 2% for paying annually in advance $44,100

Less 5% for paying for the whole program in advance $42,750

Travel Bursary/ Fee credit Fee reductions vary. Please contact the Academy.

The coursework (Stage I) must be completed satisfactorily in order to progress to Stage II (the dissertation).

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Please visit homburgacademy.org/applications to find out more about applying to Homburg Academy.


HOMBURG ACADEMY PROGRAMS

The Homburg Executive Master in Real Estate (Online) The Executive MRE is tailored to harness the existing skills of a real estate professional, while broadening their skill-set through the selection of a wide range of elective courses. Students with three or more years experience in real estate or a related field since graduating with a Bachelors degree are eligible for the Executive stream. This program is offered entirely online to provide maximum flexibility to working professionals. There are five Core Courses and students choose nine Elective Courses from a current list of fourteen Electives for the EMRE.

The courses, which make up Stage I of your degree, are as follows: Core Courses (compulsory) - The Development Process - Urban Economics - Ethics and Responsibility for the Real Estate Firm - Introduction to Urban Development and Planning - Capstone Case Study

Elective Courses (students choose 9) - Strategic Negotiation - Corporate Finance - The Financial Crisis and - Real Estate Finance International Financial Regulation - Real Estate Accounting - Intercultural Management - Risk and Portfolio Management - Strategic Management - Capital Markets - Research in Real Estate Business - Appraisal of Real Estate - Data Analysis and Critical - Project Management Thinking - International Real Estate Business - Challenges and Strategy and Real Estate

The cost to complete the Executive Master in Real Estate program is as follows: Minimum number of courses 15

Total fee ($3000/ course) $45,000

Less 2% for paying annually in advance $44,100

Less 5% for paying for the whole program in advance $42,750

The coursework (Stage I) must be completed satisfactorily in order to progress to Stage II (the dissertation). Please visit homburgacademy.org/applications to find out more about applying to Homburg Academy. 15


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Build your future on campus and Online

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The Homburg Master in Real Estate and Finance (Online) This program enables students to study for the Master in Real Estate with a concentration in Real Estate Finance. This provides students with a solid grounding in Real Estate, combined with a concentration composed of six Specialist Courses in Real Estate Finance. This specialization in Real Estate Finance is intended to enable students to strategize finance options for projects and for the real estate firm, and to use financial information in reaching management decisions. Students in this pathway take the same Core Courses as the MRE, a number of Specialist Courses in Finance, and one Elective Course. The courses, which make up Stage I of your degree, are as follows: Core Courses (compulsory) - The Development Process

Specialist Courses (compulsory)

Elective Courses (students choose 1) - Project Management

- Urban Economics - Ethics and Responsibility for the Real Estate Firm - Introduction to Urban Development and Planning - Capstone Case Study - Research in Real Estate Business - Data Analysis and Critical Thinking

- Corporate Finance - Real Estate Finance - Real Estate Accounting - Risk and Portfolio Management - Capital Markets - Appraisal of Real Estate

- International Real Estate Business - Challenges and Strategy in Real Estate - Strategic Negotiation - The Financial Crisis and International Financial Regulation - Intercultural Management - Strategic Management

The cost to complete the Master in Real Estate and Finance program is as follows: Minimum number of courses 15

Total fee ($3000/ course) $45,000

Less 2% for paying annually in advance $44,100

Less 5% for paying for the whole program in advance $42,750

The coursework (Stage I) must be completed satisfactorily in order to progress to Stage II (the dissertation). This program may be taken entirely online, or students may opt to take Specialist Courses in Finance from the AACSB-accredited Sobey School of Business on the campus of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada. Please visit homburgacademy.org/applications to find out more about applying to Homburg Academy. 17


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The Homburg Master in Real Estate and Finance (Online and Campus Study) The Master in Real Estate and Finance offers students the flexibility of taking the Core and Elective Courses online, while experiencing campus life by taking the Specialist Courses in Finance at the AACSB-accredited Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. Established in 1802, the campus of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada, combines history and tradition, with cutting-edge instruction that is internationally renowned.

The courses, which make up Stage I of your degree, are as follows: Core Courses (compulsory) - The Development Process - Urban Economics - Ethics and Responsibility for the Real Estate Firm - Introduction to Urban Development and Planning - Capstone Case Study - Research in Real Estate Business - Data Analysis and Critical Thinking

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Specialist Courses (compulsory) Online from Homburg Academy: - Corporate Finance - Real Estate Finance - Real Estate Accounting - Risk and Portfolio Management - Capital Markets - Appraisal of Real Estate Or from Saint Mary’s University Halifax: - Financial Management - Corporate Finance - Fixed Income Securities - Financial Institutions - International Business Finance and Banking - Mergers and Restructuring - Capital Markets - Investments and Portfolio Management

Elective Courses (students choose 1) - Project Management - International Real Estate Business - Challenges and Strategy in Real Estate - Strategic Negotiation - The Financial Crisis and International Financial Regulation - Intercultural Management - Strategic Management


HOMBURG ACADEMY PROGRAMS

The Homburg Master in Real Estate and Finance (Online and Campus Study)

The cost to complete the Master in Real Estate and Finance program is as follows: Minimum number of courses 15

Total fee ($3000/ course) $45,000

Less 2% for paying annually in advance $44,100

Less 5% for paying for the whole program in advance $42,750

Travel Bursary/ Fee credit Home Country

Int’l Student

$14,448

$10,998

The coursework (Stage I) must be completed satisfactorily in order to progress to Stage II (the dissertation). Please visit homburgacademy.org/applications to find out more about applying to Homburg Academy.

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HOMBURG ACADEMY PROGRAMS

The Homburg Executive Master in Real Estate and Finance (Online) The Executive Master in Real Estate and Finance is intended for experienced managers who have three or more years of experience in Real Estate, Finance, or a related field, who want to gain an advanced understanding of Real Estate Finance. This program is intended to enable students to strategize finance options for projects and for the real estate firm, and to use financial information in reaching management decisions. Students are provided with a solid grounding in Real Estate through five Core Courses, and a specialization through six Specialist Courses in Real Estate Finance. Students may choose three Elective Courses from a list of nine possible courses. The courses, which make up Stage I of your degree, are as follows: Core Courses (compulsory) - The Development Process

Specialist Courses (compulsory)

- Urban Economics - Ethics and Responsibility for the Real Estate Firm - Introduction to Urban Development and Planning - Capstone Case Study

- Corporate Finance - Real Estate Finance - Real Estate Accounting - Risk and Portfolio Management - Capital Markets - Appraisal of Real Estate

Elective Courses (students choose 3) - Project Management - International Real Estate Business - Challenges and Strategy in Real Estate - Strategic Negotiation - The Financial Crisis and International Financial Regulation - Intercultural Management - Strategic Management - Research in Real Estate Business - Data Analysis and Critical Thinking

The cost to complete the Executive Master in Real Estate and Finance program is as follows: Minimum number of courses 15

Total fee ($3000/ course) $45,000

Less 2% for paying annually in advance $44,100

Less 5% for paying for the whole program in advance $42,750

The coursework (Stage I) must be completed satisfactorily in order to progress to Stage II (the dissertation). Please visit homburgacademy.org/applications to find out more about applying to Homburg Academy. 20


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HOMBURG ACADEMY PROGRAMS

The Homburg Master in Real Estate and Project Management (Online and Campus Study) Homburg Academy and Boston University Brussels have partnered to provide students with a Master in Real Estate that equips them with Project Management skills recognized as pre-examination training of the Project Management Institute (PMI). This program is for students who want to emerge with a Master’s degree that provides both a solid understanding of Real Estate and skills for the competent management of complex construction and development projects. Students in this specialization pathway take seven Core Courses, four Specialist Courses, and three Elective Courses.

The courses, which make up Stage I of your degree, are as follows:

Core Courses (compulsory) - The Development Process - Urban Economics - Ethics and Responsibility for the Real Estate Firm - Introduction to Urban Development and Planning - Capstone Case Study - Research in Real Estate Business - Data Analysis and Critical Thinking

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Specialist Courses (students choose 4) - Program and Project Management - Seminar Communication, Facilitation and Presentation - Project Risk and Cost Management - Program Management and Planning - Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Elective Courses (students choose 3) - International Real Estate Business - Challenges and Strategy in Real Estate - Strategic Negotiation - The Financial Crisis and International Financial Regulation - Intercultural Management - Strategic Management


HOMBURG ACADEMY PROGRAMS

The Homburg Master in Real Estate and Project Management (Online and Campus Study) Part of the program is taken online, while students spend two semesters on the campus of Boston University Brussels. Boston University Brussels campus is located in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, and also the “Capital of Europe� as it is home to the institutions of the European Union and NATO headquarters. In Brussels, world politics and businesses converge and create a unique learning opportunity for students. The metropolitan area is home to over 1.8 million people, making it the largest city in Belgium.The architecture in Brussels ranges from medieval to postmodern constructions. The cost to complete the Master in Real Estate and Project Management program is as follows: Minimum number of courses 15

Total fee ($3000/ course) $45,000

Less 2% for paying annually in advance $44,100

Less 5% for paying for the whole program in advance $42,750

Travel Bursary/ Fee credit $155

The coursework (Stage I) must be completed satisfactorily in order to progress to Stage II (the dissertation). Please visit homburgacademy.org/applications to find out more about applying to Homburg Academy.

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The Homburg Master in Real Estate and International Business (Online and Campus Study) Part of the Homburg Academy’s Mission is to “foster global awareness and international perspectives”, because the world of business, and the world of Real Estate, are becoming more and more international. From multinational corporate structures to international diversified portfolios, and cross-national learning about new techniques and trends, this program engages the issues in the global system to enable students to face today’s greatest challenges and seize its opportunities. Students enrolled in this program take ten Core Courses online and four Specialist Courses during a semester at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax Canada.

The courses, which make up Stage I of your degree, are as follows: Core Courses (compulsory) - The Development Process - Urban Economics - Ethics and Responsibility for the Real Estate Firm - The Financial Crisis and International Financial Regulation

- International Real Estate Business - Intercultural Management - Capstone Case Study - Research in Real Estate Business - Data Analysis and Critical Thinking - Strategic Management

Specialist Courses (compulsory) - International Business Management - International Finance and Banking - International Accounting - Multinational Marketing

The cost to complete the Master in Real Estate and International Business program is as follows: Minimum number of courses 15

Total fee ($3000/ course) $45,000

Less 2% for paying annually in advance $44,100

Less 5% for paying for the whole program in advance $42,750

Travel Bursary/ Fee credit Home Country

Int’l Student

$12,632

$10,332

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The Homburg Master in Real Estate and Marketing (Online and Campus Study) This program combines the strengths of the Master in Real Estate of the Homburg Academy with the strengths in Marketing of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University. The Master in Real Estate and Marketing program provides an advanced training, by way of coursework, in the general methods, scope, theories, and findings in the disciplines relevant to Real Estate. It also includes integrative capstone courses, case studies, group work, and an independent research component - the Dissertation. This enables students to utilize the knowledge and skills they have acquired when dealing with specific issues and problems. Students in this specialization pathway take seven Core Courses, six Specialist Courses, and one Elective Course. The courses, which make up Stage I of your degree, are as follows:

Core Courses (compulsory) - The Development Process - Urban Economics - Ethics and Responsibility for the Real Estate Firm - Introduction to Urban Development and Planning - Capstone Case Study - Research in Real Estate Business - Data Analysis and Critical Thinking

Specialist Courses (Students choose 6) - Consumer Behaviour - Strategic Marketing - Marketing on the Internet - Services Marketing - Marketing Communications - Market Research - Multinational Marketing

Elective Courses (students choose 1) - Project Management - International Real Estate Business - Challenges and Strategy in Real Estate - Strategic Negotiation - The Financial Crisis and International Financial Regulation - Intercultural Management - Strategic Management

The cost to complete the Master in Real Estate and Finance program is as follows: Minimum number of courses 15

Total fee ($3000/ course) $45,000

Less 2% for paying annually in advance $44,100

Less 5% for paying for the whole program in advance $42,750

Travel Bursary/ Fee credit Home Country

Int’l Student

$14,448

$10,998

The coursework (Stage I) must be completed satisfactorily in order to progress to Stage II (the dissertation). Please visit homburgacademy.org/applications to find out more about applying to Homburg Academy. 25


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The Homburg Postgraduate Diploma in Real Estate The Postgraduate Diploma is a rigorous academic program like the MRE, but without the research training or the dissertation element, which reduces the workload and time by one third. Students who are on their way to building a successful career in real estate, but require the knowledge and skills of the Master in Real Estate, may take only the coursework element (Stage 1) without the requirement of writing an academic dissertation. There are no ‘Core’ or ‘Elective’ Courses for the Postgraduate Diploma program. Students may opt to take any ten courses from the entire range of courses in the MRE or EMRE lists. As the research dissertation is not required, the courses in research methods and data analysis are not compulsory for the Diploma. It is also possible for students to upgrade their registration from the Diploma to the Masters program. If students wish to keep this option open, they are encouraged to speak with an advisor about their choice of courses to ensure the appropriate core courses are taken. Please visit homburgacademy.org/applications to find out more about applying to Homburg Academy. The cost to complete the Postgraduate Diploma program is as follows: Minimum number of courses 10

Total fee ($3000/ course) $30,000

Less 2% for paying annually in advance $29,400

Less 5% for paying for the whole program in advance $28,500

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The Homburg Postgraduate Certificate in Real Estate The Postgraduate Certificate is our shortest program, and is well suited to the real estate professional who has identified specific gaps in his or her knowledge that they would like to fill. Students taking on a new project, starting a new business, or requiring specialist knowledge for a promotion will find this an ideal program. To earn the Certificate, students must complete six courses from the MRE or EMRE lists. Please visit homburgacademy.org/applications to find out more about applying to Homburg Academy.

The cost to complete the Postgraduate Certificate program is as follows: Minimum number of courses 6

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Total fee ($3000/ course) $18,000

Less 2% for paying annually in advance $17,640

Less 5% for paying for the whole program in advance $17,100


COURSES

Courses Appraisal of Real Estate Mr Tony Sevelka This course examines how the value propositions for investment decisions in real estate are made, including the principles and techniques for appraisal and valuation. Particular attention is paid to the tools and techniques needed for the appraisal and analysis of investments in real estate assets; in particular, the most cutting-edge techniques for computer assisted modeling.The course emphasizes a critical approach to current practice and engages contemporary debates. The objective of the course is to enable students to understand the ways in which the underlying desideratum for investment decisions are made and the problems and debates associated with them. Capital Markets Dr Mihnea Constantinescu This course examines capital markets for the Real Estate firm. Topics include: Financial Institutions in international context; Risk Analysis (liquidity, interest rate and gap analysis, credit risk analysis); Securitisation and credit products; off-balance sheet activities; hedging techniques; risk capital, RiskAdjusted Return on Capital (RAROC); risk of survival, capital adequacy; information economics in financial intermediation; agency theory in financial intermediation; credit contracting. Capstone Case Study This course is usually taken after students have completed the majority of the courses, but before they write their dissertation or final project. It is intended to enable students to bring together all of the various disciplines and skills they have learned to date and learn to apply that knowledge to a case study. Students are presented with a case study which they must analyse critically in groups. Actual cases are used, usually drawn from extensive interviews and case materials of the Homburg Group of Companies about a complex Real Estate development. Students work in groups, in a supportive environment supervised by academic staff, to develop innovative and imaginative scenarios, and present their work before their peers and a panel of expert academic and professional judges. Challenges and Strategy in Real Estate Mr John Hughes There are both challenges and opportunities in the current environment. The scope of this course is to enable students to differentiate between the short-term effects and the longer-term causes of change in the strategic landscape for the Real Estate firm. The course selects and identifies six major challenges and opportunities and leads students through an exploration of the constellation of issues around each. Corporate Finance Dr Tom Geurts This course is about corporate finance as it relates to the Real Estate firm. It guides students through an analysis of concepts, methodologies and techniques in corporate finance that may be general to different types of firms. These include: the financing decision; the dividend decision; the long-term investment decision; the interaction of investment and financing decisions. The course then moves on to explore the issues in corporate finance that are specific to the Real Estate firm, namely the REIT, sale lease-back transactions, and advanced Real Estate investment analysis. 29


COURSES Data Analysis and Critical Thinking Dr Charles O Lerche III The course is about the analysis of data, as this relates to the process of critical reflection and methods of social science. It is designed and presented for non-mathematically inclined students: it is not a course about statistics. Rather, the statistical research technique will be presented with minimal reference to mathematics.The central objective is to enable the students to become informed consumers and producers of social scientific literature. The Development Process Dr Georgia Warren-Myers This course enables students to gain an advanced understanding of the development process and have a working knowledge of both the development process and market and financial analysis from the perspective of the Real Estate entrepreneur. This course therefore aims to provide students with an advanced understanding of: the phases of development as an evolutionary cycle, from the initial concept to ‘siting’, land planning through to the budgeting, financing, and construction; an awareness of the strategic decision making, legal, financial, business planning, land planning, and ethical aspects of development; and the skills and knowledge required to operate as a professional in the area of real estate development. Dissertation (Master of Real Estate Students) The Dissertation is the final research project undertaken by students following the Master of Real Estate. It is a sustained piece of academic work. Students receive training in research through two modules of the MRE program prior to undertaking the dissertation: “Data Analysis and Critical Thinking” enables students to understand and use techniques for substantive conceptual and methodological decisions in their own research and analysis, and “Research in Real Estate Business” enables students to understand the procedural methodology of academic research, like the formulation and testing of hypotheses and choosing the appropriate research resources. Students will have completed a Dissertation Proposal as the assessed element of the “Research in Real Estate Business” course. Ethics and Responsibility of the Real Estate Firm Ms Louise Gardiner This course aims to provide students with an advanced understanding of business ethics in terms of the evolving structures for ‘corporate social responsibility’, and particularly, expectations for ‘sustainability’ in planning and development most relevant to the Real Estate firm. It also explores corporate governance issues in general, such as ‘good corporate governance’, as well as the ethical requirements relating to Real Estate firms. Finally, it examines the new landscape of business risk and opportunity seen through the lens of environmental and social sustainability, and global concerns such as poverty, health, and climate change. 30


COURSES The Financial Crisis & International Financial Regulation Mr Michael Taylor The latest international financial crisis is the most severe in recent decades, but it is not the first and it is unlikely to be the last.This course examines the financial crisis within the history of evolving structures for global financial governance. Dr Taylor, co-author of a successful recent book on international finance and banking regulation, leads students through a consideration of: the changing nature of banks; panics, bank runs, and coordination problems; collapsing dominoes and asset price spirals; the Financial safety net and moral hazard; sources of financial regulation; bank licensing and corporate governance; the rationale for bank capital regulation; the new capital adequacy framework: Basel II; consolidated supervision of financial conglomerates; bank insolvency; regulation after the global financial crisis. Final Project (Executive Master of Real Estate Students) The Final Project is the capstone to the Executive Master of Real Estate. It may take the form of an academic research paper (Dissertation), for those wishing to hone their academic and professional writing skills. Or, it may be the critical analysis of a case study, a business plan for a Real Estate development, a market analysis, or some other piece of sustained independent and original work that demonstrates that the learning objectives of the program have been met. This enables Executive Program students to specialise in an area of their choice, and further tailor the program to meet their own professional requirements or personal expectations. Intercultural Management Dr Ron Collins This course examines the challenges and opportunities that culture poses in international business in general, and in Real Estate in particular. Topics include cultural influences on conducting business, values and communications, managing multicultural teams, and the role of culture in international leadership, organisational culture, firm structure, international negotiation, conflict resolution. The course aims to develop intercultural management education for working globally. International Real Estate Dr Jarrod Wiener Part I of the course begins with an examination of the global environment for business, and the risks and opportunities of ‘globalisation’. Multinational business strategies are examined including various entry strategies into foreign markets, firm structures, and issues of command and control of foreign subsidiaries. Part II of the course leads students through a consideration of the tension between global market convergence in some areas (i.e., finance) with those aspects of Real Estate business that are locally-dependent (i.e., legal and regulatory requirements, cultural factors). The special characteristics of international business are examined within a business decision cycle (i.e., political risk, operational risk). Part III of the course examines a number of countries to provide students with a comparative approach.

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COURSES Introduction to Urban Development and Planning Dr Piotr Lorens This course will introduce students to concepts in urban development and planning, and explore a variety of issues in relation to investment in the transformation of urban areas. Students are encouraged to conceptualise development and planning in a wider context. A number of case studies are analysed, so that students can gain first hand insight into the myriad of factors that are considered in planning urban developments. This course begins with a Summer Institute at the Homburg Institute, at which students are introduced to the concepts, theories, and methods of analysis in the field of Urban Development. Students then work on projects, under supervision, which they choose from their local environment. It is hoped that the international composition of the Homburg student body will make for an interesting array of projects, which students will present to their peers. Urban Economics Dr Alex Anas This course aims to provide students with an advanced understanding of the concept of space in economics and location factors for economic activity; the factors that contribute to the development of urban and metropolitan areas, and the differences between them; the ways in which socio-economic factors influence land use (i.e., transport, government policy, demographics); and the intra-city location choices for firms and households. Project Management To Be Announced This course is designed to provide an overview of the essential tools and techniques for project management. It is designed to enable students to understand the theories, concepts, and approaches to project management in the process of Real Estate development, including the aspects of business planning, finance, logistics, and legal and regulatory issues. The objective is not to produce a good project manager, but rather to produce a good manager of project managers, so that the manager in the Real Estate firm can understand, use, and deploy the project management concepts and terms when dealing with consultants, contractors, and project managers. Real Estate Accounting Mr Chris Caltabiano This course aims to provide students with an advanced understanding of key concepts and methods of Managerial and Financial Accounting of an advanced nature such that they form a solid academic contribution appropriate to the MRE level. This portion of the module includes training in the analysis of: financial Statements, accounting Information, managerial accounting, auditing and Internal Control. The module builds upon this conceptual foundation to consider specific applications, issues, and problems in the area of Real Estate, in particular in the areas of financial statement analysis and forecasting that are specific to the business of Real Estate. Real Estate Finance To Be Announced This course aims to provide students with an advanced knowledge and understanding, appropriate to the Master of Real Estate, of the theory and practice of finance for investment in commercial Real Estate; the design and pricing of different mortgage instruments, and how to compare different mortgage products; commercial mortgages and residential mortgages, and the differences between them; the secondary mortgage market and the structure and valuation of mortgage-backed securities. Specific topics covered in the course include: Financial Analysis of Real Estate; Debt Financing; Effects of Leverage; Valuation Process; Different Forms of Capital; Understanding of the Real Estate Market. 32


COURSES Research in Real Estate Business Dr Charles O. Lerche III This course is intended to support students, by way of formal training, in the development of their final dissertations. Whereas the module on the analysis of data and critical thinking is about substantive methodology, this course is about procedural methodology. It enables students to conceptualise a research project, including the conceptual framework, the methodology, and the substantive research necessary to undertake a dissertation at a Masters level. Risk and Portfolio Management Dr Tom Geurts This course aims to provide students with an advanced understanding of: The concept of ‘risk’ in finance, its various forms - including credit, liquidity, market, operational, and solvency risk - the ways in which each arises, manifests, and the appropriate approaches to dealing with each; Strategies for risk reduction, mitigation, or management, including private rating agencies, national government regulation, and international standard setting bodies; The operation of internal risk rating systems; The ‘Value at Risk’ (VAR) approach to risk management including return on capital and capital adequacy; and portfolio management techniques and instruments, including risk and return, diversification, credit documents, securitization, hedging, derivatives, and swaps. Strategic Negotiation Dr Juan Diaz This course enables students to learn and to deploy successful negotiation strategies for business.The course examines the process of negotiation, from the pre-negotiation to the conclusion phases. It enables students to understand the differences between traditional two-party negotiations and multilateral negotiations, as well as the differences between the national and international business environments and the impact of structure on business negotiations and the influence of culture. Strategic Management Dr Ron Collins This course is about strategic management and its application to the Real Estate firm. It aims to impart to students an appreciation for, and understanding of, the nature, scope, and importance of strategy, and of strategic management for the Real Estate firm. Topics covered include the definition of strategic intent (Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives); the process of Internal Appraisal (how to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the internal environment and organisational capabilities in various functional areas); Methods and techniques used for organisational appraisal (Value chain analysis, Financial and non financial analysis, historical analysis, Industry standards and benchmarking, balanced scorecard and key factor rating); The Environmental Appraisal (concept of environment, components of environment (Economic, legal, social, political and technological) and environmental scanning techniques; Corporate level strategies, and business level strategies; the concepts of strategic control and operational control; and Strategy implementation. 33


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Admissions Applicants should possess a good class of degree (equivalent to a 3.0 GPA from a North American university) from a recognized university, in any academic discipline. Applicants must also provide evidence of competence in English. Candidates must also supply two letters of reference, ideally one of which should be from a former professor. There are no application fees. Please visit homburgacademy.org/applications to find out more about applying to Homburg Academy.

Fees and Finance Course fees The fee structure is simple. Each course costs $3000 CDN and there are no additional fees for registration or examinations. Fees are payable when a student registers for each course. Annual pre-payment or payment for the whole program at once entitles students to a discount. Some fees are reduced to encourage students to spend a semester abroad, either to gain an international experience, or to take one of the degree programs that require a campus stay. These reduced fees are meant to compensate for travel and living expenses. This fee reduction is provided in the form of a credit on the student’s account, which is applied at the end of the program (to encourage students to complete the program). Deposit There are no application fees, but once a student is accepted onto a program at Homburg Academy, a deposit of $1,500 is requested to hold a student’s place. This deposit should be paid within 30 days.This amount is then credited to the student’s account and is applied to the payment of the first course. Additional costs The cost of any recommended textbooks and personal electronic equipment are not included in the course fees and are the students’ responsibility. If a student is required to attend a summer school, all travel, accommodation and subsistence costs are the student’s responsibility. If a student elects to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities, or the program requires it, students will pay Homburg Academy as usual and the Academy will arrange the payment of fees at the partner institution. Other costs, including travel, accommodation and subsistence, are your responsibility. However, the Academy’s reduced fees are meant to compensate for travel and living expenses (see above). Scholarships and Bursaries The Homburg Academy Council has created six Homburg Bursaries in the amount of $6,000 each for 2012. If you are interested in applying for one of these, please visit homburgacademy. org/scholarships-and-bursaries for further information. 34


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Homburg Academy Faculty Our interdisciplinary programs are taught by a multinational faculty of renowned professors and lecturers, supervised by an international Academic Advisory Board comprising leading academics from six countries. The Academy’s governing Council, comprising international industry leaders, academics, and senior figures oversee the educational institution’s decision-making processes. The driving force for excellence in the academic programs is Dr Richard Homburg, who personally chairs the governing Council to ensure all aspects of the student experience meet the highest possible standards. Our Faculty Members Dr Alex Anas, MCP, BS, BA, MA, PhD Professor of Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo Teaches Urban Economics Mr Christopher Caltabiano, BS, MS Manager at AIG Asset Management Group, New York Teaches Real Estate Accounting Dr Ron Collins, BSc., MBA, PhD University of Prince Edward Island, Canada (retired). Teaches Inter-Cultural Management and Strategic Management Dr Mihnea Constantinescu, BA, MA, PhD Scientific Director, Centre for Urban and Real Estate Management Swiss Finance Institute, University of Zürich Teaches Capital Markets Dr Juan Armando Diaz, BA, MA, PhD Director, CSS Project for Integrative Mediation Berlin, Germany Teaches Strategic Negotiation Louise Gardiner, BA, MA Cape Town, South Africa, and Washington D.C, USA Teaches Ethics and Responsibility for the Real Estate Firm

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Dr Tom Geurts, FRICS, BSc, MS, MS, PhD Schack Institute of Real Estate, New York University Chair of Homburg University International Academic Advisory Committee Teaches Corporate Finance and Risk and Portfolio Management John Hughes, FRICS, BA, MA Chairman, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Canada Toronto, Canada Teaches Challenges and Strategy in Real Estate Dr Charles O. Lerche III, BA, MA, PhD Guadeloupe, French West Indies Associate Program Director, School of Graduate Studies, Norwich University, Vermont, USA Teaches Data Analysis and Critical Thinking and Research in Real Estate Business Dr Piotr Lorens, PhD, DSc. Professor and Head of the Department of Urban Design and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland Member of the Homburg Academic Advisory Board Teaches Introduction to Urban Development and Planning A (Tony) Sevelka FRICS, AACI, CRE, MAI President of International Forensic & Litigation Appraisal Services Inc Toronto, Canada Teaches Appraisal of Real Estate Dr Michael Taylor, BA, LLM, DPhil Advisor to the Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain Teaches The Financial Crisis and International Financial Regulation Dr Georgia Warren-Myers Lecturer in Property and Real Estate Deakin University, Australia Teaches The Development Process Dr Jarrod Wiener, BA, MA, LLM, PhD Vice-Chancellor, Homburg Academy Switzerland Teaches International Real Estate 38


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