Real Estate Finance and Urban Development

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Real Estate Finance and Urban Development

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The purpose of the course is to introduce you to the functioning of real estate markets: developing, financing and investing in real estate, and its implications for urban development. In the lectures attention will be paid to investing in real estate, developments in various real estate markets and what is involved in the development of real estate and doing market research. The practices of investing in and valuing of real estate will be discussed. Relevant policies with respect to residential and other property markets and questions of integrity will be taken into account by studying real world cases. Excursions to projects in development and real estate agents will be organized.

    This course on real estate investment and urban development (Vastgoedkunde) deepens the knowledge of students by introducing them into the real estate investment industry and world of urban development and financial markets. Students will get in touch with the people engaged in the dynamics of the real estate world through guest lectures and visits to the South Axis and (re)development projects in and around Amsterdam. They will study the developments on real estate markets and the techniques to invest, to develop, to valuate and manage real estate, also in the context of urban development. The focus will be on understanding the behaviour of the actors involved.

    Lectures, tutorials, workshops, case studies, presentations by the students themselves, excursions.

    Written exam (75%) and paper (25%).

    Some knowledge of macroeconomics, financial markets, financial products (equity, bonds, mortgages, etc), annuities and excel.

    Students who are interested in the exciting and complex multi-disciplinary world of (international) real estate. 

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