VAPM 309

Property Investment & Portfolio Analysis

Course overview

You’ll grow your knowledge of individual property investments and property investment portfolios from both a financial and strategic point of view.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):


  • The Valuation of Investment Property, VAPM-310

Available semesters Semester 2 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $794.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Be aware of the importance of market knowledge through monitoring of the local property market, new developments, the listed property vehicles and where possible, networking with property practitioners.
  2. Be fully conversant with the investment characteristics of the main commercial investment property types.
  3. Recognise types of risk and be aware of methods to identify, eliminate, reduce and transfer risk in a property investment context.
  4. Identify current issues and trends relating to property investment.
  5. Understand the principles, benefits and limitations of applying Modern Portfolio Theory to property investment portfolios.
  6. Know financial investment analysis techniques.
  7. Be familiar with the issues that banks asses when considering commercial property investment loans.
  8. Apply financial investment analysis techniques and financial models.
  9. Judge the relative strengths and weaknesses of financial investments.
  10. Develop a property portfolio investment strategy.

Course examiners

David Dyason

Dr David Dyason

Senior Lecturer

Department of Land Management and Systems