Sustainable Real Estate Management

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sustainable Real Estate Management

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Real Estate, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: REDE1300

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    Course Description
    Management of residential and commercial real estate. The role of the property or corporate real estate manager in the delivery and maintenance of environmentally sustainable buildings. Performance measurement of buildings and green rating systems. Workplace design for corporate productivity.
    Course Introduction
    REDE3201 aims to provide students with both a theoretical framework and guides to practical application of sustainable property and asset management.
    Property and Asset Management is a diverse professional activity and requires knowledge of the overall economic/business environment, managerial theory and techniques, building technology and the financial/legal environment, which directly affects the property/asset manager, the investor and the property user.
    A clear understanding of these matters is essential knowledge for any property professional, particularly those who will, in their professional duties, control property portfolios of either private or public organisations. REDE3201 draws on practical examples and case studies from a wide range of property types.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • have an understanding of the role of property assets within the contemporary economic, business and social environment;
    • have an understanding of property and asset management theory at its various levels;
    • have an understanding of the legal, physical and other parameters which govern the management of income-generating property assets in various market sub-sectors;
    • have both a theoretical and practical knowledge of management systems for various types of property portfolios and be able to judge their effectiveness;
    • aware of the procedures and processes involved in establishing leases and be able to negotiate such arrangements;
    • have an understanding of general real estate agency practice, agency and fiduciary responsibilities pertaining to the ownership, management and use/operation of real property assets;
    • formulate a property operations and services contract. While implementing green building principals.
    • Critically evaluate the functions of sustainable corporate real estate and facilities management as enablers of business;
    • analyse the range of contemporary issues impacting on the ownership and use of commercial property (eg environmental health, sustainable development, outsourcing etc)
    Class Contact
    3 Seminar hours
    Assessment Summary
    Presentation: 15%
    Paper: 25%
    Report: 30%
    Final Exam: 30%

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