University of Technology Sydney

16680 Special Topics in Property

6cp; 2 x 2-day (blocks, 9am - 5pm in April and May); availability: permission from course director required

Requisite elaboration/waiver:

16234 Property Valuation, 16634 Financial Analysis, 16642 Property Investment and Valuation


This is an elective subject that builds on students’ prior learning in property valuation, and financial and investment analysis to further develop their ability to apply valuation and financial theories to real-life commercial property investment scenarios. The subject has also been specifically designed to prepare students for the National University Real Estate Case Competition.

In this subject, students work in groups to present their recommendations for a commercial property acquisition scenario, using capitalisation and DCF methods. Students develop financial modelling skills and the ability to apply decision-making criteria such as IRR and NPV. The property acquisition decisions are also supported by the appropriate financing strategies. Presentations receive feedback from fellow classes and panels.

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