Course curriculum

    1. Course Welcome

    2. 01-01 Introduction

    3. 01-02 Terms of Enrollment Agreement

    1. 02-00 Getting The Most From This Course

    2. 02-01 Pre-Design, Analysis & Viability Phase

    3. 02-01a Understanding Zoning / Density / Usage & Bylaws

    4. 02-01b Selecting Profitable Municipality & Communities

    5. 02-01c What Does Your Area Need?

    6. 02-02 How To Pick Your Micro-Strategy

    7. 02-03 How To Increase The Value of Land

    8. 02-04 How to Find & Analyze Property

    9. 02-05 How Much Land Do You Need?

    10. 02-06 Smart Internet Searches

    11. 02-06a Smart Internet Searches Case Study

    12. 02-07 Finding Opportunities Secret Weapon #1

    13. 02-08 Finding Opportunities Secret Weapon #2

    14. 02-09 Value of Driving a Neighborhood

    15. 02-10 The Differences Between Developing in the U.S.A. vs Canada

    16. 02-11 Creating a High-Level Budget

    17. 02-12 Decision Point A

    18. 02-20 Rural vs Urban Development

    19. 02-21 The 5 Week Challenge

    20. 02-30 Houston Exploratory Trip Case Study

    21. 02-98 Viability Phase Questions

    22. 02-99 Finding Land Questions

    1. 03-01 Land Acquisition Phase

    2. 03-02 Land Acquisition Questions

    1. 04-01 Financing Phase

    2. 04-02 Interview with a Mortgage Broker

    3. 04-03 Structuring Your Deal

    4. 04-04 Raising Joint Venture Equity Money - Beginners

    5. 04-05 Raising Joint Venture Equity Money - Advanced

    6. 04-06 Building a Pitch Deck

    7. 04-09 Financing Questions

    1. 05-01 Design Phase Part 1

    2. 05-02 Design Phase Part 1 Case Studies

    3. 05-03 Design Phase Part 1 Questions

    1. 06-01 Design Phase Part 2 & Permit Application

    2. 06-02 Design Phase Part 2 Case Studies

    3. 06-03 Design Phase Part 2 Questions

About this course

You Will Discover...

The “L.A.N.D. System for Wealth Creation Through Property Development”

                    L = LOCATE The Opportunity

                    A = ACQUIRE The Property

                    N = NEGOTIATE Funding

                    D = DEVELOP Your Dream

I was a successful investor for many years, but I was BORED and TIRED of the traditional Flip and Rental model. Frustrated with tenants and renovations, I began searching for a different way to make money through Real Estate.

I discovered Property Development. This was what I had been searching for. With Development you get to work with NEW. You get to start with a BLANK SLATE. You get to invest in projects that are interesting, more lucrative, and best of all, no more tenants or swinging a hammer. If you too are bored, tired, or frustrated of your Real Estate Investing to his point, this could be the next step in your personal growth as an investor

I believe that Property Development isn't just for big companies. That there are Micro-Strategies within Property Development that let Real Estate Investors of any size profit. Development can take many forms and be tailored to almost any budget. 

I also believe that in the coming years Property Development will be the 'Next Big Thing' in Real Estate Investing, as investors find it more-and-more difficult to find Flips, BRRRRs, or cash flowing rentals, as immigration levels increase, and as the existing Housing Crisis gets larger. There will be a huge demand for more construction lots and you can help supply that demand.  

This new online course will be transformational for you. No matter where you are starting from, and where you want to be financially & with your lifestyle, Property Development can be the bridge to get you there. You will have your 'A ha' moment where you will realize, "I can do this."


In this online course you will discover:

- How to LOCATE, analyze and ACQUIRE a great parcel of land

- How to NEGOTIATE FUNDING for your projects

- How to turn that opportunity into profits and DEVELOP YOUR DREAMS

- How to structure your deals

- How to complete your projects in the least amount of time, with the lowest costs, for the high potential PROFIT

- How to build a team of professionals

- How to complete small, medium and large projects

- How to use the Micro-Strategies within Property Development to spend less time on your investments, while making more profit per project 

- How investors of all sizes can profit from Property Development


After taking this program, you will have the knowledge and confidence to go out and develop profitably, even if you have never done anything like this before!


You will be empowered to start your own projects and I will be there right along with you. In addition to all of the course videos, white papers, spreadsheets and case studies:

- You will receive 9-page, step-by-step guide, a checklist that will take you through the entire process to get you started on your own. How empowering is that?

- You will be part of a Private Facebook group with students that have the same goals and interests as you (see the testimonials below to see the value of this network). They are even starting to invest together!

- I host regular Q&A zoom calls to ask questions & get you unstuck as you move ahead with your own projects

- You can take part in our 5 Week Challenge to find a property and make an offer. Hit the ground running.


Learn from my journey. Let me save you dozens of hours and potentially tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in costly errors. You can do this!

If you would like further information please feel free to


with Darcy!


Students Taking Action !!

Capstone 6: Student Collaboration 

"This is fantastic!! A group of 6 students, taking action and, using the teachings of the course, got together and made an offer on a duplex plus a fourplex that they planned to tear down, change zoning & density and get ready to construct an apartment building on. BUT THEN they also got the fourplex next door under contract too AND are also negotiating to buy another fourplex beside that. When done they will be able to exchange all that for a 17 STORY TOWER!! How is that for the value of networking and the value of building a community? These are just ordinary investors. You can do this! The first video above talks about how the group got together and the second talks about the project itself. UPDATE! These student's have now raised the money (through an Exempt Market Dealer) to purchase all four buildings and cover fees & carrying costs to get them through to approval. THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN!!"

Bartek & Imelda M. 

"The course demystified the process of Land Development for us. To the point where my wife and I have purchased a tear-down property, and we plan to build Highest and Best Use there. Without Darcy's course we would never have had the confidence to do that. So I highly, highly, highly recommend the course. UPDATE: Bartek & Imelda have submitted plans to build a 15 unit property on the site."

Ali N. 

"It's a fantastic course. Darcy is a wealth of knowledge and he is so generous with sharing his knowledge. He gives you a ton of golden nuggets, tips and tricks that will save you a lot of time, money and headache. UPDATE: Ali now has several projects in the works."

John L.

John's a student of the course and is TAKING ACTION. Moving from Buy & Hold Rentals to RAW LAND DEVELOPMENT with 13 acres of Land & potentially 200 new doors! As John says, 'It is time to Upgrade." How cool is that??

Chad & Katie

 "I've really enjoyed your program and we have found a few parcels that we want to move forward on and see if the zoning can be changed. I’ve sent out 2 letters and a personal email to 3 different landowners for pieces that I think I can work with. Our Fingers are crossed, and I know we will get our first deal soon enough! 

The next step for me is to join the Facebook group and then put together a summary of one of our target properties for you to review / discuss on the bi-weekly calls.

PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ADD TREMENDOUS VALUE to those that are wanting to learn this industry."

 Frank & Tina

“We just want to express our gratitude for your precious experience and knowledge in your course, books, and YouTube. 

Thank you for your inspiration on LD & NC investment, and I just pay my respect to you, which you deserve. You're amazing!”

 Ashifa J.

“I am thrilled to finally be able to share more about my 8-plex multifamily infill development project called “The Embark”. It was Darcy Marler’s webinar that first inspired me to get into land development, and then the course and his mentorship gave me confidence! Thank you, Darcy!”

 Quentin D.

"Thank you for the course. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot.  There isn't very many courses on this topic around. So, I appreciate you putting it together and all of the great content that was available on the course. I highly recommend that people take this course. UPDATE: You may know Quentin, he is one of the largest owner / operators of apartment buildings in Ontario. He took the course because a lot of his buildings have excess land that he would like to develop."  

Shelley V.

"The material is easy to implement right away. Instead of looking at potential properties from a flipping or renovation perspective, I am now able to look at them from a development perspective. If you are looking for a really great foundational course on Land Development, I would highly recommend Darcy's course."

Lesley M. 

“If Land Development is something you are thinking of doing, I would highly recommend taking Darcy’s Land Development Course. As a new Real Estate Investor, this course gave me so much information, was incredibly helpful, and provided me with a private Facebook group with like minded people who are interested in doing Land Development.

As a result, I am now in the middle of a Land Development deal with several other students that I met through Darcy’s course. 

The great thing is Darcy’s available if you ever have questions. He runs a Q&A every two weeks that you can join in on, ask questions, and meet other people who are doing the exact same thing. Surrounding yourself with people doing the same thing is tremendous.”

Chris P

"Your course is fantastic! This course was very comprehensive. As someone who was looking to become well versed in this area, I can say that this course met and exceeded my expectations.  I have yet to find another course as detailed as this on this topic.  Darcy brings real world examples to the table and presents facts based on experience. He provides a great blend of methodology and experience.   It’s not easy to find training where the theory is supported by real world examples with context.  The lists provided to go from A-to-Z on a project are excellent.  Thanks Darcy!"  

Loaei H.

"Your personal view and approach to real estate is unique and untraditional. You formulate simple and easy systems to help with the decision-making process in real estate. (for example, I love your expression 'out with the old and in with the new'). Also and most importantly, the checklists you have created. I really appreciate it. "

Trent S. 

"It's a privilege to be in your class, Darcy. The  extreme value add from your slide deck is worth more than I could express."

Elizabeth A. 

"I just wanted you to know that I have started with the course, and I am extremely impressed. This is what I have been looking for!!! Right from the introduction, I can tell that I will gain the required knowledge needed to begin undertaking land development projects. It is structured like an actual academic program, and I just love it! I am so happy I enrolled in your course. I cannot wait to consume all the material."

Kazi H. 

"Simply put, it has met over and above my expectations of a) gaining valuable knowledge on the course topics & materials, b) having regular Facebook/Zoom Sessions and c) personally answering our concerns and issues. I would recommend this to anyone who are looking to better understand the land development processes, projects, investment strategies, and getting the value for their money’s worth of valuable advice directly from you, Darcy! Much appreciated your coaching style and active engagement with us.”

Ryan T.

 “I think your course was great, and I like that you keep adding to it as you develop new content. I am a very happy student and appreciate you taking the time to put it all together.”

Dave S.

 “Thanks for your insight, knowledge, and patience. I’m looking forward to keeping in touch with you as I have learned a ton of things from you, and I thoroughly enjoy talking (and listening) to like minded individuals who just might have the answer to some difficult problems."

Things are great, the future looks bright, perhaps even brighter when I can find an opportunity that becomes available with my new eyes that have been created by following your course.”


Darcy Marler


Over the past 20+ years, Darcy has personally owned over 90 properties with 240 'doors', worth over $44 million. In that time he has actively invested in every type of Residential Real Estate Strategy including small, medium & large Land Development projects (he was even instrumental in getting a Horse Track & Casino built), Land Assembly, New Construction (he has built 45 new homes), Condo Conversion, Long & Short Term Rentals, BRRRR, and Fix-and-Flips. Darcy is also the author of 4 books on real estate investing and an online course on Land Development.