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SSUD12-202: Property Trusts, Finance and Taxation


This subject describes the origins and history of REIT's both internationally and in Australia and examines the asset classes over the economic and investment cycles. The application of portfolio theory is also covered and focuses on the role real estate assets in both listed and unlisted forms can play in creating a diversified portfolio. Specific industry topics are analysed including REIT capital structure, fund evaluation and performance measurement. Additionally, the subject analyses the taxation in the property development and investment processes including corporate and individual income taxation structures, capital gain taxation, goods and service tax implications and various type of depreciation, capital allowances and research and development allowances.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the financial system and tax regime and the implications of financing decisions and tax strategies.
2. Understand the history and composition of the diverse REIT industry.
3. Gain insight into modern portfolio theory and its application to real estate markets.
4. Understand how REIT funds operate and the various structures used to manage funds in the industry.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021