Do you have a passion for advancing sustainability where it truly counts? Unlock your potential to transform real estate investment for a sustainable future with our “CAS Sustainable Real Estate” at the University of Basel.

ESG in the real estate sector has become an important topic, as a high proportion of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption can be attributed to the building stock. Corresponding standards, their further development and strategies in the real estate industry are important beyond national borders.

The CAS is taught in English. The program focuses on the analysis, evaluation and transformation of real estate investments and real estate portfolios with regard to sustainability. It combines the latest academic research in the areas of sustainable real estate and real estate markets with comprehensive practical knowledge in the field of sustainable real estate management. And it offers students further education with both high practical relevance and an internationally recognized academic degree (Certificate of Advanced Studies). A Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) is an academic degree awarded upon completion of a continuing education program, i.e., post Master.

CAS Sustainable Real Estate | Overview

Application deadline: 10.03.2024
Start: 04.04.2024

Costs: CHF 9'500.-
Course Language: English

Program Director:Prof. Dr. Pascal Gantenbein

Host: Faculty of Business and Economics

Questions? Write us an E-Mail: 
cas-sre@clutterunibas.ch

 


Program Overview

The core elements of the curriculum build upon the subject areas of real estate economics (real estate investments and real estate markets), ecological framework conditions (energy and climate policy), the social environment (real estate development and spatial planning) and the interfaces between these three areas. The program contains 10 consecutive modules and is completed with a CAS degree when all ECTS have been earned. 

The program comprises 12 ECTS with a maximum study period of 6 months. Course dates are mostly on Friday/Saturday, the dates are published in the "Curriculum" section of this website.

Scope: 12 days of on-campus lecture + self-studying + CAS Thesis

Course language: English

Module I           

Sustainable Real Estate

04.04.2024

Prof. Dr. Pascal Gantenbein

Alexandros Gratsias (J. Safra Sarasin)

Module II        

Emissions and Energy

05./06.04.2024

Prof. Dr. Pascal Gantenbein / Dr. Jörg Schläpfer, François-Xavier Favre & Marc Yehya (Wüest Partner) / Barbara Pataki (Durable)

Module III        

Sustainability and Economic Viability

26.04.2024

Dr. Jörg Schläpfer / Rüdiger Hornung (Wüest Partner)

Dr. Stefan Barp (AFC AG)

Module IV     

Real Estate Market

27.04.2024

Prof. Dr. Pascal Gantenbein / Prof. Dr. Christian Kleiber / Dr. Jörg Schläpfer (Wüest Partner)

Module V

Real Estate Investment

27.04.2024

Prof. Dr. Pascal Gantenbein

Dr. Beat Spirig

Module VI

Sustainability Strategies

17./18.05.2024

Prof. Dr. Pascal Gantenbein / Team Wüest Partner

Michael Böniger & Daniela Jorio (UBS) / Agnes Neher (Baloise) / Fredy Hasenmaile (Raiffeisen)

Module VII

Establishing Sustainability with Policy?

07./08.06.2024

Prof. Dr. Aya Kachi

Dr. Miriam Lüdi (Resilientsy)

Module VIII

The Society and the Economy

21.06.2024

Dr. Jörg Schläpfer (Wüest Partner)

Dr. Dorothea Baur (Baur Consulting)

Regula Küng (Basel Stadt)

Module IX

Societal Attitudes toward Sustainable Real Estate

22.06.2024

Prof. Dr. Aya Kachi

Module X

Knowledge Transfer

22.06.24

Dr. Beat Spirig

 

Knowledge Tranfer - CAS Thesis

23.06.-20.08.2024

 

 

Knowledge Transfer - Presentations

20./21.09.2024

Prof. Dr. Pascal Gantenbein / Dr. Jörg Schläpfer (Wüest Partner)

Curriculum and speakers may be subject to changes

 

Highly qualified lecturers from academia as well as from the industry stand for the quality of the program. The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Sustainable Real Estate is offered by the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics of the University of Basel in cooperation with Wüest Partner AG (WP), one of the leading real estate service providers in Switzerland. The Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the University of Basel is the sponsor of the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Sustainable Real Estate. The program is run by Professor Pascal Gantenbein. As a practice partner, Wüest Partner AG is involved in the development and implementation of some of the teaching modules. In addition, participants are granted free access to data, publications and applications for the duration of the course.

The "CAS in Sustainable Real Estate" course is aimed at an ambitious and international clientele who wants to build up and hone their skills in the field of sustainable real estate investment and development. Participants have either gained experience in the real estate sector, e.g., in real estate investment, construction, finance or administration, or they would like to develop their skills in this area. They are looking for a part-time continuing education program that combines a high academic level with professional practice. Students have 3 to 5 years of successful professional experience and an academic degree.

The following requirements must be met for admission to the program:

  • a completed degree (Bachelor's or Master's) from a university recognized by the University of Basel
  • 3 to 5 years of successful professional experience in the real estate sector
  • Written and spoken English (recommended level B2/C1)

In justified exceptional cases, candidates who can provide evidence of an adequate professional background and corresponding professional qualifications may be admitted to the program. (In all other respects, the provisions of § 2 of the regulations for continuing education studies apply.)

Location

The modules will take place at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Peter Merian-Weg 6, 4002 Basel and at Wüest Partner AG, Bleicherweg 5, 8001 Zurich.

Fees and payment

The total tuition fee for the "CAS Sustainable Real Estate" program is CHF 9,500. The tuition fee includes fees for examinations, teaching and learning materials, but does not include costs for special services such as travel or accommodation. Once admission to the course has been confirmed, the entire tuition fee is due. The tuition fee can be paid in three partial payments.

Attendance: Participation in the courses of the degree program is compulsory; in the event of more than 20% absence of the total time required, a corresponding substitute course must be completed in consultation with the program management.

The payment is due as follows:

  • CHF 2,500 4 weeks after confirmed admission to the degree program
  • CHF 4,000 1 month before the start of the degree program
  • CHF 3,000 3 months after the start of the degree program

In the event of withdrawal from the contract 20 days before the start of the course, 30% of the tuition fee remains due. In the event of withdrawal in the first 30 days after the start of the course, 70% of the tuition fee remains due. In the event of a later withdrawal, the entire tuition fee is due.

Cancellation or course insurance is recommended; this is the responsibility of the student. (For tuition fees, see § 10 of the regulations for the continuing education program. In all other respects, the provisions of § 10 of the Regulations for Continuing Education Studies apply.)

The program committee reserves the right to make changes to the content.

Conditions of Participations

Registrations will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of participants is limited. After receipt of the registration, the registration confirmation will be sent by post. If participation is not possible, the participant will be contacted by phone or e-mail.  Cancellations up to eight weeks before the start of the course are possible without incurring any costs. In addition, the terms and conditions of the University of Basel apply.

Prof. Dr. Pascal Gantenbein

Prof. Dr. Pascal Gantenbein
Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel

Fredy Hasenmaile

Fredy Hasenmaile | Chief Economist Raiffeisen Switzerland, Vice President Real Estate Investment Data Association

Jörg Schläpfer

Dr. Jörg Schläpfer | Head of Macroeconomics, Wüest Partner, Zurich

Barbara Pataki

Barbara Pataki | Manager, Studio Durable, Zurich

Prof. Dr. Christian Kleiber

Prof. Dr. Christian Kleiber | Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel

Marc Yeha

Marc Yehya | Senior Consultant Sustainability, Wüest Partner, Paris

Michael Böniger

Michael Böniger | Head Business Management & Operations, Real Estate Germany, Austria, Switzerland (RE-DACH), UBS Asset Management

Dr. Dorothea Baur

Dr. Dorothea Baur
Independent consultant, lecturer on ethics, responsibility and sustainability

Rüdiger Hornung

Rüdiger Hornung | Managing Director, Head Munich Office, Partner, Wüest Partner

Prof. Dr. Aya Kachi

Prof. Dr. Aya Kachi | Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel

Spirig Beat

Beat Spirig | Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel

Regula Küng

Regula Küng | Head of the Housing Development Unit, Cantonal and Urban Development Basel-Stadt

Dr. iur. Miriam Lüdi

Dr. iur. Miriam Lüdi | COO at Resilientsy

Dr. Stefan Barp

Dr. Stefan Barp | Member of the Executive Board, Head of Energy and Sustainability, AFC AG

Alexandros Gratsias

Alexandros Gratsias | Head of Sustainable Real Estate Investments, Bank J. Safra Sarasin

François-Xavier Favre | Director Wüest Partner, Geneva

François-Xavier Favre | Director Wüest Partner, Geneva

Dr. Agnes Neher

Dr. Agnes Neher | Head Responsible Investment, Baloise Asset Management

Richard Wandfluh

Richard Wandfluh | Attorney-at-Law, Senior Consultant Corporate Law and M&A, Ernst & Young AG

Beno Suter

Benno Suter | Managing Partner, Indirect Tax Services Switzerland, Ernst & Young AG

Pascal Gantenbein

Prof. Dr. Pascal Gantenbein

Faculty of Business and Economics / WWZ
Financial Management

Professor | Dean of Studies

WWZ / Faculty of Business and Economics
Financial Management
Peter Merian-Weg 6
4002 Basel
Schweiz

Mail: pascal.gantenbein@unibas.ch

Jasmin Allenbach

Jasmin Allenbach

Faculty of Business and Economics / WWZ

Study Administration

WWZ / Faculty of Business and Economics
Peter Merian-Weg 6
4002 Basel
Schweiz

Tel.:  +41 61 207 32 36
Mail: cas-sre@clutterunibas.ch