Property Investment

Subject ABPL90036 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:

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

The following are pre-requisite subjects:

One of ABPL40016 or ABPL90011 "Advanced Property Analysis" or equivalent.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:


One of ABPL40009 or ABPL90026 "Property Development" or equivalent.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview: This subject covers the following aspects of property investment:
  • quantitative methods and financial analysis;
  • valuation of property related cash flows;
  • risk and return analysis;
  • decision making techniques;
  • portfolio construction techniques;
  • presentation of risk return analysis for decision making.

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

  • At the end of this subject students should be able to:
  • evaluate property cash flows for asset valuation;
  • conduct risk return analysis to property investment decisions;
  • apply modern investment theory to the analysis of directly held property assets;
  • compare the risk and return profile of property portfolios with other asset classes; and
  • use spreadsheet based financial modelling techniques and property information softwares.
Assessment: Group case studies, individual projects and a class paper of not more than 5,000 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
Related Course(s): Master of Property
Master of Property

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