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Focus on Real Estate


Is it time to sell? Am I too late to buy? Real estate is on everyone’s mind. Not a day seems to go by without questions about Canada’s tumultuous housing market.

That’s why Professors Cynthia Holmes and Murtaza Haider are frequently tapped by the media to provide their expert comment, whether it’s a segment about Toronto’s cooling housing prices, or why empty home taxes may be a good thing for Toronto.

News highlights:     

  • The market has changed:’ Buyers welcome cool-down in Toronto housing market (CBC News)
         Quoted Professor Murtaza Haider, Real Estate Management
  • Cooling the GTA’s hot real estate market (TVO The Agenda)
         Interviewed Chair and Professor Cynthia Holmes, , Real Estate Management
  • Why an empty home tax might work in Toronto (
         Interviewed Chair and Professor Cynthia Holmes, , Real Estate Management
  • Toronto’s housing boom refills empty nests, driving prices even higher (New York Times)
         Quoted Professor Murtaza Haider, Real Estate Management

When TRSM experts like Professors Holmes and Haider are not in front of the cameras answering tough questions from the media on the latest housing developments, they are in the classroom educating students about the real estate sector and its impact on the Canadian economy.

Launched four years ago, TRSM’s real estate undergraduate degree program equips students with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience to excel in both the residential and commercial side of Canada’s booming real estate industry. Ryerson is only one of three universities in Canada that offer an undergraduate degree program in real estate (the other two are University of British Columbia and University of Guelph).

Students study core subjects such as real estate finance, property development, economics, sustainability and real estate law. For those interested in pursuing graduate studies in real estate management, TRSM offers specializations in the MBA Global and Master of Science in Management programs. The program also offers a co-op option to provide students with practical field experience and help to boost their professional networks. 

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