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Beedie Urban Development Program

The SFU Beedie Urban Development Program (BUDP) offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to explore the urban development and commercial real estate industry. With unprecedented population growth rates in Metro Vancouver and Canada, urban development and commercial real estate has become increasingly important in cities. The growth and importance of the industry has resulted in high demand for skilled workers (developers, asset managers, investment analysts, city planners, brokers, and more), presenting an opportunity for SFU Beedie students to shape the future of Canada's cities.

This program offers a select group of SFU Beedie Undergraduates the chance to explore the urban development and commercial real estate industry through in-depth, structured, and engaging curriculum delivered by experienced industry professionals. The BUDP is a student-led initiative that works in partnership with SFU Beedie's Career Management Centre with the goal of empowering and educating the next generation of urban development and commercial real estate professionals.

The application for the 2024 Cohort will open in March/April 2024. Stay up to date by checking the weekly "CMC Career Spotlights" newsletter and visiting this page for updates.

Program Overview

BUDP works to facilitate opportunities for SFU students in real estate skill development & career connections, ultimately connecting top talent with top employers in one of Canada's largest industries.


  • Education: Students gain tangible skills they can apply in an internship / post-grad position
  • Networking Resources: Students directly interact with industry professionals and gain the opportunity to establish ongoing mentorship
  • Competition: Students analyse a real-life development scenario and present their work to a panel of judges

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