Property Investment

Subject ABPL90036 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 x 3 hour studio per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

One of the following subjects or equivalent:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2013
Not offered in 2013
Not offered in 2013
Not offered in 2013
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


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.

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, 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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