Property Investment and Evaluation

10 Units

Focuses on investment analysis of residential and commercial properties. Property valuation, investment decision techniques and risk analysis tools are reviewed and their core concepts, principles and techniques are examined.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Trimester 3 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
  1. Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques for property valuation
  2. Ability to analyze real estate appraisal process and to apply software and techniques for real estate investment decision-making practices.
  1. Property valuation

* Property valuation approaches * National and international valuation standards * Valuation strategies and processes

  1. Investment appraisal:
  • Time value of money
  • Market research and analysis,
  • Discounted cash flow analysis
  • Investment analysis techniques
  • Risk analysis
  • Software for investment appraisal
  • Statistical forecasting techniques
Replacing Course(s) ARBE6350
Transition Not applicable.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Not applicable
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Teaching Methods Case Study
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 2. Case study project on the development appraisal process of residential and commercial projects
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 1. Report on property valuation practice
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials
  • Valuation of Real Estate
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6351

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