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SSUD11-109: Property Asset Management May 2021 [Standard - Property Asset Management]

General information

Property asset management covers a broad range of professionally oriented skillsets.  It encompasses more specific activities relating to the infrastructure, life cycle and occupancy of individual properties within a portfolio up to and including the more strategic analysis and decision making aspects of the portfolio manager and owner.  The effective management of such assets calls for a fundamental understanding of the operation of the property market, focussing on determining how such assets can be optimally utilised to add value to the primary business activity of an organisation and as part of due diligence during situations involving property transactions.  The subject examines the roles of the many stakeholders involved in a property asset portfolio. The interrelationship between property management, asset management, facilities management and corporate asset management underpin the subject. The varying interaction of technology and property provide the context for analysis of the social fabric of contemporary society and business and future opportunities for professional practice. Compliance with risk management and professional practice standards are core themes of this subject.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:SSUD11-109
Subject title:Property Asset Management
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:May 2021
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

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Workload items:
  • Seminar: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Weekly seminar
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 84) - No Description
Attendance and learning activities: As successful completion of this subject is heavily dependent on participation during all scheduled sessions, attendance will be monitored. Most sessions build on the content of the previous one. It is difficult for a student to recover if a session is missed. It is the responsibility of the student to catch up on any content missed and to complete set work outside class. It is also necessary for students to engage proactively and contribute positively in discussions, analyses and case studies. The assessments are an important part of developing the knowledge and understanding required to fulfil the minimum requirements of this subject. In addition to class contact hours, students should plan to spend a minimum of 84 hours undertaking preparation/out of class work/personal study for this subject. This is intended as a general guide only for workload planning. More time may be required depending on the student's comprehension of the content delivered in class and aptitude for the subject.


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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Describe the roles and interdependencies of property management, facilities and corporate asset management within the contemporary economic, business and social environment.
  2. Devise a strategic asset management plan including a budget.
  3. Identify the tools and techniques for managing property, corporate and facilities services and their varying impact on service delivery.
  4. Apply and evaluate methods of assessing the performance of property, asset, facilities and corporate property management strategies.
  5. Identify and understand the unique characteristics of real estate as an asset class and its implications for property asset management in its broadest and emergent context, domestically and internationally.
  6. Develop property focused strategies (including budgeting) supporting stakeholders imperatives.
  7. Evaluate different modes of property ownership and estate management techniques for value maintenance and enhancement.
  8. Assess and identify the spatial needs of employees within the contemporary business organisation.
  9. Develop strategies to manage performance risk within a commercial property portfolio.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Analysis § Assignment 1 (Individual or in pairs) 40% Week 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9.
Oral Presentation § Case study report - based on field work 20% Week 12 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Take-home Examination n/a 40% Week 8 (Mid-Semester Examination Period) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
  • § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A student who has not established a basis for an extension in compliance with University and Faculty policy either by 1) not applying before the assessment due date or 2) by having an application rejected due to failure to show a justifiable cause for an extension, will receive a penalty on assessment submitted after its due date. The penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment for every day late, with the first day counted after the required submission time has passed. No assessment will be accepted for consideration seven calendar days after the due date. Where a student has been granted an extension, the late penalty starts from the new due date and time set out in the extension.

Policy on plagiarism

The University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

An overview of property management, facilities and corporate asset management within the contemporary economic, business and social environment.

An explanation of the Australian perspective of the role and nature of property as an asset within a broader portfolio.

Identify and discuss the significance of sustainable facilities management in the context of effective resource management.

Identification and management of key stakeholders – roles and often conflicting responsibilities.

The development and operationalisation of strategic corporate property management plans.

The influence of technology, social and environmental issues of relevance to property asset management.

The role of property as an asset within contemporary society and business.

Organisational and portfolio structures.

Risk management in property portfolios

Post occupancy evaluation and performance measurement.

Approved on: Mar 12, 2021. Edition: 1.2