University of Technology Sydney

16231 Property Management

6cp; 3hpw, on campus. To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 4 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces.
Requisite(s): 16234 Property Valuation
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.


This is a core subject in the second year of the Bachelor of Property Economics. The subject is an in-depth study of management of commercial property, and the relationship between owner, managing agent and tenant. It encompasses various lease structures, the role of the property manager, and their statutory obligations and requirements, including the enforcement of lease conditions, budgeting and forecasting.

Among the facets of property management covered are the various property investment structures that dictate the distribution of returns and facilities management, which underpin the operations of commercial, industrial and retail property. The increasing importance of workplace health and safety are addressed within statutory and operational frameworks.

Students are exposed to financial budgeting, forecasting, planning for operating and capital expenditure and strategic investment and asset planning using practical examples which demonstrate the application of these facets of the property management process. The theory underpinning each topic aligns with practical real life examples in providing context for the concepts and theories addressed in this subject.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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