ARBE6321

Property Economics and Finance

10 Units

Explores the property and urban economics at national and international levels. Sources and types of property finances are examined for various types of property developments. Taxations in relation to property are taken into account of the financial considerations.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Trimester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the property and urban economics at national and international levels.
  2. Understand various forms of taxation in relation to property investment and development.
  3. Ability to analyze the property finance for various property developments, including financing and evaluation techniques.
Content

1. Property and urban economics:

  • National economics,
  • Development and investment markets,
  • Property market cycles,
  • Global property and urban economics

2. Property taxation:

  • Income tax
  • Profit tax
  • Capital gains tax
  • Depreciation allowances
  • Land tax
  • Negative gearing

3. Property finance

  • sources and types of property finance
  • debt vs equity,
  • financing techniques
  • evaluation techniques
  • risk management
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): ARBE6320. Students who have successfully completed ARBE6320 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE6321.
Assessment Items
  • Participation: Weekly Reviews
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 1 - Property Market Report
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 2 - Investment Decision
Contact Hours
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6321

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