REMB26-International Real Estate

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Mr Eamonn D'Arcy


Summary module description:

The module aims to provide the student with a comprehensive introduction to key issues in and approaches to the analysis of international commercial real estate markets and in particular to examine the functioning and principal characteristics of commercial real estate markets and the real estate sector, in both established and emerging markets.

Assessable learning outcomes:
The module emphasises knowledge and critical understanding of the economic principles underlying property markets and the application of market analysis to real world property problems in an international context. -a systematic understanding of the main paradigms of property market analysis and their respective strengths and weaknesses; -a critical assessment of institutional change in the property market; -construct a critical property market analysis illustrated by appropriate event histories of market performance; -a comprehensive understanding of the principal determinants of cross-border real estate involvements; -a practical understanding of the principal structural differences between Europe’s major commercial real estate markets and their implications for market performance; -the ability to critically evaluate the principal drivers behind the recent performance of property markets in North America and Asia -Pacific.

Additional outcomes:
The module will assist students in developing a comprehensive understanding of the determinants of property market performance at both macro and micro levels. It enhances their ability to deal with complex ‘real world’ property market issues both systematically and creatively and to make sound judgements in the absence of complete data. The module will enhance the students’ quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and contributes to the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment

Outline content:
The module covers three distinct, but interrelated, areas - topics in international market analysis - analysis of European real estate markets - introduction to global market analysis.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The course will be delivered as a block release with on-line post course support. The block release will comprise lectures and a series of external speaker seminars in international real estate and market analysis. In addition after the block release element students are required to undertake a major individual written project in market analysis on a related research topic of their choice. This acts as a consolidating and integrating vehicle for the taught material.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 14
Seminars 10
Tutorials 6
Guided independent study 170
Total hours by term 200.00
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 75
Oral assessment and presentation 25

Other information on summative assessment:
25% of the assessment will be on the basis of participation in the week’s discussions and presentations – 20% on the slide presentation (output of the assignment) and 5% on discussant role.

The remaining 75% will be on the basis of the applied research report based on a project brief developed by the student. Guide length 5,000 words.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:

Reassessment arrangements:
International market analysis project which will achieve a maximum mark of 50.
Reassessment will be by the same method as for the module's original assessment requirements, subject to variation by the Examination Board where appropriate.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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Last updated: 21 December 2016

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