Property Economics and Finance

Course code ARBE6321Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

Explores the property and urban economics in national and international levels. Sources and types of property finances are examined for various types of property developments. Taxations in relation to property are taken into account of the financial considerations.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. Understand the property and urban economics at national and international levels.
2. Understand various forms of taxation in relation to property investment and development.
3. Ability to analyze the property finance for various property developments, including financing and evaluation techniques.
Content1. Property and urban economics:
- National economics,
- Development and investment markets,
- Property market cycles,
- Global property and urban economics

2. Property taxation:
- Income tax
- Profit tax
- Capital gains tax
- Depreciation allowances
- Land tax
- Negative gearing

3. Property finance
- sources and types of property finance
- debt vs equity,
- financing techniques
- evaluation techniques
- risk management
Replacing Course(s)ARBE6320
TransitionNot applicable.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNot applicable
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1. Report on the current property and urban economics at national and/or international level
Essays / Written Assignments2. Case study project on the property finance of a project development.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6321