Property Resource Analysis

Subject ABPL30006 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, 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: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment:

150 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Dr Hao Wu



Subject Overview:

This final year, core subject for the Bachelor of Environments property major examines economic, physical/ environmental, financial and legal aspects relating to the analysis of property – both quantitative and qualitative – leading to effective property resource allocation outcomes. It draws together the prerequisite analytical approaches required for effective study in the subsequent capstone studio subject relevant to high order support for client decision-making within a dynamic commercial property market context.

Topics include:

  • decision-making framework in a property context;
  • benefit cost analysis;
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats (SWOT) analysis;
  • Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and associated metrics;
  • identifying client requirements and meeting their expectations;
  • the role of effective communication; quantitative and qualitative data interpretation and presentation: contextual example and case studies;
  • the role of property finance and taxation; market constraints and opportunities for arbitrage; emergence of property securitisation and other novel off- market property vehicles and initiatives;
  • International industry benchmarking.

When students have completed this subject they should be able to:

  • understand the character and role of property resource analysis systems and practices across a range of property types from a range of stakeholder perspectives;
  • be aware of the social, legal, economic and environmental impacts of property resource analysis and of anticipated emerging opportunities;
  • access, interpret and communicate data relevant to current property resource issues.
  • 1 x 3 hr exam - 60% - due end of semester - (equivalent 3, 000 words)
  • 1 x written assignment - 20% - due week 6 - (equivalent 1, 500 words)
  • 1 x written assignment - 20% - due week 12 - (equivalent 1, 500 words)
Prescribed Texts:

Valuation of Real Estate by Australian Property Institute, 2007 edition.

Property Valuation and Analysis by Whipple RTM, 2nd ed. Law Book Company, Sydney, 2006.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

Upon successful completion of this subject students will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills:

  • analytical skills -an enquiring and analytical approach to the determination of appropriate property resource allocation decisions;
  • communication skills -an enhanced ability to communicate analysed interpretations of property resource allocation outcomes through written and oral presentations;
  • problem solving skill -an increased body of knowledge associated with resolution of contemporary issues and practices in property resource allocation;
  • team working skills -an enhanced ability to generate and communicate a range of relevant property resource analysis practices and procedures at an appropriate academic and professional standard.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Environments Discipline subjects
Property major
Restrictions for Breadth Options within the Bachelor of Environments - relating to specific majors
Related Breadth Track(s): Property

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