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Educational arm of Land Department aims to support property sector through tuition
The Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI) has announced that it has added a number of new courses to its existing programme of educational offerings designed to boost the property sector in Dubai. The new subjects, which are being made available for April 2014, are aimed at assisting Dubai’s real estate workers and providing a recognised form of tuition for those wishing to seek employment within the rapidly burgeoning sector.
DREI, which acts as the educational arm of the Dubai Land Department (DLD), says that the introduction of the specialist learning programmes is an integral component of DLD’s objective to support the city’s property sector through formal tuition. The department aims to create a cadre of suitably qualified property professionals who will be able to support the sector’s growth and development and contribute to its sustainable boom.
“DREI has added to its programme of monthly courses, with the new offerings that tackle specialist subjects now available for April this year,” said Mahmoud Al Burai, Director of DREI. “These courses are proving to be very popular with those wanting to acquire the knowledge and skills that will help them forge a career in the emirate’s booming real estate sector. The Institute is experiencing a high demand for access to the course from people working in real estate companies, as well as individuals wishing to start their property careers,” he added.
DREI opens up its tuition for April with its Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) course, which is aimed at enhancing the skills and knowledge of real estate leaders currently working in Dubai’s residential property market. This four-part classroom course runs from March 30th to April 2nd and has a curriculum that identifies the successful systems and strategies used by professionals in the residential real estate sector. It provides a total of 32 hours of tuition.
The second educational offering from DREI for the month is the Certified Real Estate Timeshare Brokers Training course. Covering the legal and ethical aspects of timeshare broking, the course aims to imbue the skills necessary to become effective practitioners within this specialised area of real estate and tourism. It will teach basic business and address the formulation of contracts and related transaction procedures. Running from April 9-10th, the course provides 12 hours of tuition.
The Certified Diploma in Real Estate course, which runs from April 13th-21st with 40 hours of classroom learning is the third course being offered by DREI. Designed for anyone interested in pursuing a career in Dubai’s property sector, the Certified Diploma in Real Estate has been formulated to develop best practices in the real estate market. The programme’s in-depth tuition is aimed at increasing levels of knowledge about the industry and the local community, as well as developing and enhancing the necessary skills to become a professional real estate practitioner.
Recognising that solid communication skills are vitally important to conducting effective real estate business, DREI’s third course for April is Negotiation and Communication Skills; a four hour programme which takes place on April 22nd. The course develops the negotiation and communication skills of real estate professionals in their relations with customers, highlighting advice and offering guidance on how best to interact with them to achieve positive results.
DREI’s Certified Property Management (CPM) course runs for a total of 12 hours from April 23rd – 24th and is being made available to skilled and experienced property and asset professionals who are managing non-rental properties. The certified training delivers a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of the property management profession, providing powerful practical tips and tools to increase operational efficiency.
The Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) course from DREI has been formulated to provide real estate professionals and aspiring brokers with the knowledge, research, networking abilities and tools that can help globalise their business. The programme, which takes place from April 27th–May 1st offers 40 hours tuition built around developing a global outlook and perspective and an understanding of the international buyer.
The Owners Association Management Programme is DREI’s final course for the month, running from April 29th–May 1st and providing 24 hours of tuition. It has been specially designed for owners association managers and aspiring professionals to help them understand the role of property management, its processes and procedures as applicable to Dubai’s real estate market.
“The certificates issued to the graduates from DREI courses are now being regarded as basic requirement for conducting professional real estate activity across the emirate. The courses are unique because they are specialised and not available through traditional academic institutions,” said Al Burai “This DREI educational programme benefits investors, customers, landlords and tenants because it promotes the specialist skills that are an essential underpinning of a sustainable market,” he added.
Source - http://www.dubailand.gov.ae/EngNewsDetail.aspx?newsId=326