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16655 Property Finance

6cp; 2 x 2-day blocks
Requisite(s): 16642 Property Investment and Valuation

Professional practice (financing real estate investment and development)


This is a core subject usually taken in year 3 of the Bachelor of Property Economics (C10310). It focuses on the sources of capital available to owners and developers of real estate, and on how real estate investments are financed.

The subject covers a practical application of finance theory, and examines the way that Australian real estate companies and developers finance their activities.

Students gain an understanding of why and how real estate companies make decisions regarding gearing, which financing sources to use and the different markets typically accessed. They also gain knowledge of the risks associated with differing finance strategies and how these risks may be managed.

Students are required to obtain a basic understanding of finance theory and to research how the larger real estate companies in Australia apply these theories in practice.

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