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SSUD71-126: Property Finance and Investment


This subject equips students with a detailed understanding of corporate finance including capital raisings, private equity, and restructuring. Tax issues are also covered including technical application and effects on risk management. The subject also describes the origins and history of REITs and examines real property as an asset class over the economic and investment cycles. The application of portfolio theory is also covered and focuses on the role of real property assets in both listed and unlisted forms in creating a diversified portfolio. Specific industry topics are analysed including capital structure, REIT fund evaluation and performance measurement and property debt securitisation.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,710
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,860

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate a range of theoretical and practical skills for understanding and applying financial knowledge to real property transactions. 2. Exercise an interdisciplinary approach to apply traditional and innovative financial solutions. 3. Gain insight into modern portfolio theory and its application to real estate markets. 4. Understand the history and composition of the diverse REIT industry. 5. Understand how REIT funds operate and the various structures used to manage funds in the industry. 6. Demonstrate how real estate funds raise capital and the debt securitisation process. 7. Evaluate real estate funds’ performance.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start12/09/2022
Subject start12/09/2022
Cancellation 1?26/09/2022
Cancellation 2?03/10/2022
Last enrolment25/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?08/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?29/10/2022
Teaching census?07/10/2022