Real Estate Investment

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Real Estate Investment

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Business Administration

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    After taking this course students:
    - know the main characteristics of the stock of real estate
    - know the principles of Dutch land use planning and housing policy
    - know the essentials of real estate valuation
    - know the main characteristics of the construction industry, real estate markets and related financial markets
    - are able to analyze the aforementioned issues from an economic perspective
    - are able to analyze the main features of real estate investments both at the property and portfolio level

    A large part of the national capital stock consists of real estate. Most of it is located in cities and within cities there is a concentration in the center. The course introduces you to important aspects of real estate finance. After a general introduction that emphasizes the important role of real estate in the (urban) economy, the basics of real estate valuation (yield, DCFM) will be discussed. The various types of mortgage loans and their use will be discussed in detail. We will study residential property markets (including the specifics of the Dutch housing market and related policy issues) as well as commercial markets (offices, shops, industrial real estate). Attention will be paid to structuring real estate investements (organizational forms and joint ventures), to the secondary mortgage markets and to real estate investement trusts (REITs).

    Lectures, tutorials

    Written exam (75%), assignments (25%). .

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