RE3REAM-Real Estate Asset Management

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring term module
Pre-requisites: RE2PREP Projects in Real Estate and Planning (2)
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2019/0

Module Convenor: Dr Cathy Hughes

Email: cathy.hughes@henley.reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module explores both practical and strategic aspects of real estate management for commercial property, focussing on asset and property management. It is considered from the perspective of both investors and occupiers, including corporates (who may be tenants or owners/occupiers). Underpinning the module is the application of key management and business concepts to real estate advice and management.


Aims:

The module aims to provide the student with an understanding of the role, responsibilities and skills required of the real estate asset manager and a critical appreciation of the diversity and development of the management functions.  


Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module, it is expected that the student will be able to: 





  • Identify the main activities and responsibilities of real estate managers; 




  • Critically assess how real estate management can add value; 




  • Show how asset management relates to the organisational strategy; 




  • Examine the ways in which asset management performance can be measured; 




  • Discuss and appraise how emerging trends and new issues affect real estate managers in different sectors and specialisms, and from different perspectives. 




Additional outcomes:

The module also aims to develop written communication, problem solving skills and business awareness. 


Outline content:

The module spans strategic asset management for investors, corporates and the not for profit sector, as well as operational activities. Specific areas studied will vary but may include;  





  • Active asset management; 




  • Landlord and tenant relations; 




  • Property management delivery; 




  • Corporate Real Estate structures and control systems; 







  • New working practices and impact on CRE; 




  • Facilities management; 




  • Public sector asset management; 




  • Environmental issues. 




Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 14 16
External visits 4 2
Guided independent study:      
    Wider reading (independent) 62 62 40
       
Total hours by term 80 80 40
       
Total hours for module 200

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 50
Written assignment including essay 50

Summative assessment- Examinations:
One two-hour paper to be taken at the time of final examinations.

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

One written assignment of 2,500 words submitted in weeks 4 or 5 of Spring term


Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Assessment requirements for a pass:
    A mark of at least 40% overall.

    Reassessment arrangements:

    Reassessment will be by a 3 hour exam, subject to variation by the Examination Board where appropriate.


    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 12 April 2019

    THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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