Property Investment

Subject ABPL90036 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 x 3 hour studio per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 702-453/702-652 "Advanced Property Analysis" or 702-418/702-659 "Property Development" or equivalent.
Corequisites: none specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: none specified
Non Allowed Subjects: none specified
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Dr Harry Karamujic


Environments and Design Student Centre
T: +61 3 8344 6417/9862
F: +61 3 8344 5532
Subject Overview: This subject covers the following subjects: Quantitative methods and financial analysis applied to real property; The place of real property in the investment and finance market; Valuation of cash flows; Investment decision techniques applied to property; Risk and return in real estate; Distributional characteristics of real estate returns; Diversification and the construction of real estate portfolios; Portfolio strategy and management; Asset pricing; Performance measurement; Environmentally and ecologically sustainable property investment; Risk analysis.

At the end of the subject, students should be able to:

  • apply modern investment theory to the analysis of directly held property assets
  • obtain proficiency in financial analysis
  • analyse property investment risks
  • construct property investment portfolios
  • understand the environmentally sustainable development context
Assessment: Case study projects and assignments totalling 5000 words (100%).
Prescribed Texts: none specified
Recommended Texts: G.Brown and G.Matysiak Real Estate Investment: a Capital Market Approach Prentice Hall, Harlow 2000
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • skills and techniques available to the discipline
  • problem solving approaches
  • research methodologies
  • computer and information technologies
  • professional competencies
  • oral, written and other presentation skills
  • participation in projects that require teamwork
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Related Course(s): Master of Property
Master of Property

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