School Of Business

Real Estate Finance and InvestmentWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 51171.2


Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 2705 Master of Finance, 2702 Master of Applied Finance, 2704 or 2745 Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, 2708 Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance or 2703 Master of International Trade and Finance

About this Unit
This unit examines real estate/property as an asset class. Sectors considered are industrial, retail, residential, and agricultural/rural. The taxation environment in Australia and in selected overseas countries is examined in detail. The unit considers property performance indices (IPD/PCA Property Index in Australia,and similar property index series in USA, Canada, UK and Europe), lease incentives and effective rentals, unlisted property trusts, and pre-commitment style property valuation, including the increasing use of DCF-based techniques in the property valuation/appraisal profession in Australia and overseas.

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