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The course covers two key aspects of real estate, namely development and international investment. While development is an intrinsically local activity, the drivers of demand to occupy and invest in real estate are increasingly global. Thus, the course first deals with the process of development and then provides the context of globalisation of economies and real estate markets, which underlies the demand for real estate occupation and investment. The course involves a UK field trip.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The first part of the course adopts a project-based approach and uses a case study site to consider: the development and construction processes, including legal, physical and ownership constraints; the planning, conservation and sustainability contexts; assessing demand, market trends and marketing; the financing of development; and appraisal techniques for acquisition, sale or valuation, including sensitivity analysis. Students will be introduced to the appropriate sources of information and data. They will produce, in groups, proposals for the development of a site. This covers professional competences assessed by the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in commercial real estate. This second part of the course covers the economic globalisation and the consequences for real estate markets. It considers: globalisation of trade and capital flows; globalisation of real estate demand; portfolio financial analysis; international real estate markets; and equity and debt investment vehicles. The theme is the linkages among economies, financial markets and real estate investment, and the consequences. It also considers issues of market maturity and transparency, and compares the institutional contexts in a variety of national markets. The course encourages students to develop numeracy and problem solving skills and good group working practices.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||32||Feedback Weeks||32|
Presentation of the final group report
|Assessment Weeks||32||Feedback Weeks||35|
Commercial aspects to cover the demand / marketing and appraisal methods
|Assessment Weeks||41,42||Feedback Weeks||44,45|
On a topical theme in international real estate linked to the field trip
|Assessment Weeks||28||Feedback Weeks||31|
There are no assessments for this course.
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Choose 2 out of 4, 750 words each
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Understand||Understand the national/local market context within which any development proposal must be made.|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Understand the linkages among economic globalisation, financial globalisation, integration of real estate occupier and investment markets and the consequences for the global economy.|
|Procedural||Evaluate||Understand the complexity of issues associated with development including planning, sustainability, legal and financial constraints.|
|Procedural||Analyse||Be proficient in the collation, interpretation, synthesis and preparation of materials from a wide range of sources.|
|Procedural||Apply||Be competent in the use of valuation and development appraisal techniques and in the evaluation of the appropriate information required as inputs.|
|Factual||Create||Be able to present analysis and findings for a client’s case orally and in written reports.|
|Factual||Analyse||Understand the increasingly international nature of occupier demand, investment demand and development in commercial real estate markets.|
|Conceptual||Analyse||Contribute knowledge and problem solving ability to group activities.|