About Us

Our Story

The development of a real estate focus at the Alberta School of Business began in earnest in January of 2011. A group of real estate executives who had taught a single course prior to 2011 supported the funding of the Stan Melton Chair which brought with it the opportunity to create Alberta’s first academic real estate program. Since then, real estate education at the school has grown significantly and serves many segments of the real estate community-including developers, investors, lenders, home builders, consultants, NGOs, and government. Under the leadership of David Dale-Johnson, the Stan Melton Executive Professor in Real Estate, students learn the full scope of the industry through academic courses, industry events, student clubs, case competitions, internships and co-ops.

Today, bachelor of commerce students have the option of pursuing a certificate in real estate, while MBA students can complete a stream in real estate. Outside of classes, students with an interest in the field have the opportunity to attend several events throughout the year like Real Estate Industry Night or the Real Estate Career Forum, putting them directly in touch with professionals from various sectors. Our events are notable for their exceptionally high corporate-to-student ratio, meaning more opportunities to network with industry leaders.

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To be recognized for quality in real estate education and research in Canada and globally 


To provide excellence in real estate education for builders of communities

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The Real Estate Program at the school has grown significantly and serves many segments of the real estate community.

Your donation will contribute to the expansion and betterment of the Real Estate Program, including course offerings, case development, the student experience and research which will better prepare the next generation of leaders.

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