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Certificate in Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management

Facilities management is the total management of all services that support the core business of an organization. Good facilities management makes a huge difference to the efficiency and productivity of a company, its staff and even its clients.

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Course Duration:
6 months
Tue 9 Oct 2018 - Tue 9 Apr 2019
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
200 hours formal CPD

Note: The start date is subject to change depending on number of attendees for this course and at the discretion of RICS.


Course overview

This course will enable you to recognize the factors that influence property choice, nature of tenure and acquisition and disposal of corporate real estate.

This includes the cost implications of the property life cycle and the consideration of liabilities and legal issues. You will also be able to apply techniques to improve workplace productivity, sustainability, communication and the overall competitive strategy of an organization.

Who Should Attend

This advanced course is ideal for professionals who have worked in the corporate and commercial real estate and facilities management sector for at least 2 years. It is suitable for property managers, asset managers, facilities managers, project managers and all those who want to improve the efficiency, effectiveness of the facilities that they manage.


This course is made of up of 6 units delivered across a 6-month period. The technical units covered within this course are listed below:

  • Module 1 – Strategic Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management
  • Module 2 – Corporate Real Estate Life Cycle
  • Module 3 – The FM Life Cycle
  • Module 4 – The Workplace
  • Module 5 – Facilities Support Services
  • Module 6 - Management Information Systems

For more information on the topics covered within each unit, please download the course guide below.

Download course guide

Learning outcomes

By the end of the web class, you will be able to:

  • Articulate and interpret the role of CRE and FM in the overall competitive strategy of the organization in the context of when, where, what type and on what terms real estate services will be demanded
  • Critically consider the aims of the corporate real estate and facilities manager in managing the property of an organization
  • Recognize and analyze the various factors that influence the choice of a property for the business to occupy and the nature of the tenure
  • Critically evaluate the issues in acquiring and disposing of operational property
  • Use whole life economics as the basis for informed decision-making in the property life-cycle
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the vital role that management of facilities has for improved sustainability performance
  • Recognize the impact of the workplace on organizational productivity
  • Critically evaluate the effectiveness of alternative workplace strategies in meeting the requirements of the changing world of work

Learning resources format


Within each module will be dedicated e-learning sessions. Within these courses delegates will gain an understanding around the practical techniques and international standards required within the construction and quantity surveying pathway.

Reading material

Learners will further study and understanding of the methodologies with the directed reading material. Sourced from textbooks and articles, these readings support development throughout the course program.

Case study

Technical case studies provide examples of practice, within these case studies participants will practice the theory taught within the module. Responses will be shared within the online forums.

Discussion forum

Questions, comments, case studies will be posted to the forum (one module) with the objective of allowing the participants to reflect on the e-learning and also to discuss their own experiences under each module heading around QS practice.

End of module quiz

At the end of each module is a short quiz, to check understanding of the content and to help track progress.

Live web classes

On completion of all the technical modules, participants will be required to attend one 1.5 hour live online web class. The structure of this session is to provide a detail overview of the practices and principles of QS. Provide participants with an open live forum to discuss their own interpretations and understanding of the learning outcomes of the course.

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