VAPM 201

Principles of Urban Property Management

Course overview

You’ll be given an insight into what life is like for a property management professional and the common and strategic best practice approaches to the management of urban investment property.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • a minimum of 60 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • any level 100 course
  • any level 200 course
  • any level 300 course



  • Introduction to Property, VAPM-101

Available semesters Semester 1 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $794.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Identify the different roles and fundamental principles of property management and the major events in the historical development of property management as a profession.
  2. Identify important components and types of leases, define common property management terms and apply the principles and practices involved in apportioning operating expenses.
  3. Develop and refine property management strategies and budgets appropriate to the external and internal environment and incorporate these into a Strategic Property Management Plan.
  4. Develop solutions to a range of typical property management issues covered in the course for example; legislative compliance, insurance, tenant selection and information systems control.
  5. Understand the Impact of property management on property investment performance.

Course examiners

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Professor Graham Squires

Professor of Property Studies

Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce