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BU5563: REAL ESTATE FINANCE (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:20


Course Overview

The course introduces students to concepts of portfolio management and recent developments regarding real estate investment vehicles. The course takes a financial economics viewpoint and places real estate investments within this context. The course covers such important aspects as securitization of initially illiquid real estate assets, the management of building portfolios and the use of index swap contracts for risk management purposes. The course discusses also real option theory and applies it to land development and the pricing of lease contracts.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Rainer Schulz

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of MSc in Real Estate (Commercial Option) (Studied) or MSc in Real Estate (International Option) (Studied) or Master Of Science In Financial Mathematics (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course covers the following: Interaction between property use and investment Property investment analysis and management Property portfolio selection Options in property: lease structure, real options and land values REITs and mortgages from an investment perspective


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 28 - 29, 31 - 35, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Alternative Assessment

2x 2,000-word individual assignments (50% each)

Alternative Resit Assessment

End of course assessment on MyAberdeen, released for 48 hours (100%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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