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Education, Training & Research



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Center of Land Policy and Valuations at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (CPSV)

Founded 28 years ago, the Center of Land Policy and Valuations at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia is a leading research institution internationally recognised in the fields of urban management, urban valuations, regional and urban planning as well as in the application of new technologies to the analysis of urban phenomena (i.e. remote sensing, laser scanning and GIS-based urban models).

Nowadays CPSV organises 2 different academic programs in Land Management and Urban Valuations, one oriented to the professional sphere (professional master) and the other to the research area (master + PhD program) (link).

CPSV also edits the ACE Journal: Architecture, City and Environment currently indexed in Scopus (link).


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Academy of European Law (ERA)

The Academy of European Law (ERA) promotes the awareness, understanding and good practice of EU law by providing legal professionals with training and a forum for debate.

Through conferences, seminars, study visits, language courses, training projects and publications, it serves as an interface between the European legal profession and the decision-making centres of Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg.


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European Real Estate Society (ERES)

The European Real Estate Society (ERES) was established in 1994 to create a structured and permanent network between real estate academics and professionals across Europe.

ERES is dedicated to promoting and advancing the field of real estate research throughout Europe. Incorporating many national property research societies, academic researchers and real estate practitioners, our annual conference and regular publications provide a forum for information flow and debate on research issues.

ERES is a non-profit organisation affiliated with the International Real Estate Society, an organisation giving us an even wider contact base in real estate.



Leonardo da Vinci

The Leonardo da Vinci Community vocational training action programme, introduced in 1994, is in its second phase, which will run from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2006.





CoreNet Global is the world's premier association for corporate real estate and related professionals. As a global learning organization, it is the industry thought and opinion leader. CoreNet Global is the only group that convenes the entire industry. Programs and services are designed to meet the business needs of members' companies and the career needs of individual members.




Institut de l'Epargne Immobilière et Foncière (IEIF)

Leader in real estate markets and investment analysis and information, the IEIF is recognized for the transparency its methodologies and for the neutrality and the rigor of their studies.



Investment Property Databank (IPD)

To guarantee its independence, the company is devoted exclusively to the objective measurement and analysis of property. It does not invest in the market, and does not offer any direct investment advice.

The headquarters and central processing facilities are in London. An all-graduate staff of over 100 includes economists, surveyors, statisticians and IT specialists, in teams dedicated to major business areas and clients groups.

IPD services outside the British Isles are run in conjunction with partner organisations in each country. These arrangements are developed flexibly with local needs and conditions, sometimes through an existing professional or trade association, in other cases through joint-venture or subsidiary companie.


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Investment Property Forum (IPF)

Set up in 1988, the Investment Property Forum (IPF) is now recognised as one of the leading specialist property industry bodies in the UK.

The IPF's mission is to improve the awareness, understanding and efficiency of property as an investment for members and others in the wider business community by:

* Undertaking research and special projects;
* Providing education; and
* Encouraging discussion and debate.

The strength of the organisation lies in its diversity of members of over 1450, which includes investment agents, fund managers, bankers, lawyers, researchers, academics, actuaries and other related professionals. It operates in London, Scotland, the Midlands and the North West.



Institute for Real Estate Economics (KTI Finland)

The Institute for Real Estate Economics KTI Finland is an independent research and service company for the Finnish real estate industry providing:

- benchmarking services
- information and analysis
- research services



Real Estate Management Institute (REMI)

The Real Estate Management Institute (REMI) at the European Business School (EBS) is one of Germany's leading providers of property related education, executive education, research and consulting.



Real Estate Education

KIINKO - Real Estate Education, founded in 1989, offers specialist postgraduate education and training for asset, property and facilities management professionals in Finland.

KIINKO - Real Estate Education co-operates with all the leading Finnish universities and polytechnics to ensure interaction with state-of-the-art academic research and educational methods. The Institute also supports the national certification system for real estate professionals, together with major national real estate organisations and KTI; the Institute for Real Estate Economics. Real Estate Education and Training Institute also co-operates with leading European and US universities, and creates platforms for co-operation with real estate market professionals in the Russian and Baltic markets.


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Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM)

The Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (SBS-EM) is the leading centre for economics and management in the French Community of Belgium.

It has been created, in 2008, through the merger of the Solvay Business School (SBS) and the Economics Department of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).


The Executive Programme in Real Estate Management is intended to provide professionals in this sector with third level management training covering the various aspects of their profession.

Designed for all those who, in the context of their profession, come into contact with the real estate business, developers, real estate departments of banks, institutional investors, real estate agencies active in the field of corporate real estate, the corporate real estate departments of large companies, public town planning authorities and other professions relating to corporate real estate, as well as those wishing to complete their training in order to redirect their career towards the real estate business.



The College of Estate Management (CEM)

The College of Estate Management

The College of Estate Management is the leading international body providing distance learning education and training to the property professions and construction industry. Its courses are designed to help students to:

. obtain a professional qualification
. develop a post-qualification specialisation
. undertake their work more effectively
. develop lifelong learning skills

Students from over 80 countries are currently registered on College courses. The College also publishes CPD material, undertakes independent research on behalf of clients, and provides tailor-made corporate training for organisations in both the public and private sectors.