Program

Beedie Urban Development Program

SFU's Beedie Urban Development Program is a series of workshops, networking events, and office tours over an 11-week period in the summer of 2022. The cohort of 20 students will compete in The BUDP Case Competition at the end of the program, where they will be able to showcase their learning to a panel of industry experts.

Each team will be coached by an industry mentor who will be available to support teams through case deliberation, as well as support students learning throughout the program. Designed to be interactive and engaging, the program will give students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in the urban development and commercial real estate industry. The workshops will be developed in collaboration with our educational sponsors, to provide tangible learning outcomes and relevant skills for students who wish to pursue a career in the industry. Each workshop will feature a lesson taught by an expert in the topic, a networking component with the weekly speaker, and a workshop to build relevant skills.

Participants will also have access to exclusive networking opportunities and office tours with world renowned development firms and brokerages. Through these opportunities students will be able to see firsthand how these firms run and form meaningful connections with potential employers.