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Real Estate – An Introduction

This course describes the fundamentals of real estate and distinguishes between the residential and commercial real estate sectors (and subsectors). The characteristics of real estate as an asset class are discussed in detail, including a comparison with other asset classes. The course also looks at the phenomenon of real estate cycles and the features of such cycles.

  • OBJECTIVES

    On completion of this course, you will be able to:

    Identify the characteristics of real estate and the role of the key players in real estate markets

    Distinguish between the two real estate sectors, residential and commercial, and their subsectors

    Recognize the main features of real asset as an asset class

  • COURSE OUTLINE

    Topic 1: Real Estate Basics

    What is Real Estate?

    Characteristics of Real Estate

    o Immovability

    o Divisibility

    o Durability

    o Heterogeneity

    o Investment & Consumption Good

    Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate

    Ownership

    o Freehold

    o Leasehold

    o Ownership, Mortgages, & Security

    Market Players

    o Property Owners/Homeowners

    o Tenants/Lessees

    o Developers

    o Agents/Intermediaries

    o Investors

    o Banks & Other Lenders

    o Mortgage Brokers

    Topic 2: Real Estate Sectors

    Residential Real Estate

    Commercial Real Estate

    o Sectors

    o Sector Comparison

    o Office

    o Apartment

    o Retail

    o Industrial

    o Leisure

    o Other

    Topic 3: Real Estate as an Asset Class

    Rental Income

    Capital Appreciation

    Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate

    o Costs

    o Lease Agreements

    o Returns

    Comparison With Other Asset Classes

    o Correlation

    Valuation

    Risks

    o Valuation

    o Liquidity

    o Leverage

    o Planning & Other Legal Issues

    o Tenants

    o Taxation & Other Costs

    o Macroeconomic Conditions

    o Diversification

    Real Estate Cycles

    o Real Estate Cycles & The Economy

  • PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE

  • ESTIMATED COMPLETED TIME

    60 Minutes

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