Course Title: Property and Capital Markets

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Property and Capital Markets

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Tony McGough

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3406

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.64

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will introduce you to property and the capital markets. It will focus on the role of the property in the wider economy from an investment perspective. In this course you will learn about the activities of the various property stakeholders, the different property types and the range of property investments instruments ie property trusts.
This course will provide you with a balanced blend of theory and practical examples and will cover:
• Reasons for investing in property
• Property stakeholders types and roles
• Introduction to the capital markets (investment and finance sectors of the economy)
• Overview of property investment options
• Financing of property (equity and debt)

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 This course will develop program learning outcomes 1 and 3:

1 Determine and apply knowledge of complex property and valuation theory to your professional practice and/or further study
3 Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to analyse, synthesise and apply theoretical knowledge, and technical skills, to formulate evidenced based solutions to industry problems or issues

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
• Demonstrate your understanding of the rationale for property investment
• Critically appraise property sectors and investment products, and evaluatie property decision making
• Recognise and assess how the different property stakeholders interact
• Evaluate the impact of equity and debt on the property investment market, both globally and locally

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will be delivered using a mix of formal instructions and practical activities undertaken in class. 

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.All necessary resources for the course will be available online through Blackboard

Overview of Assessment

The learning outcomes detailed above will be assessed in this course. You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Your ability to critically evaluate different roles played by stakeholders in the property market and to demonstrate your knowledge of fundamental property investment concepts and theories. This will be developed through assignments that require you to link property investment theory with practice. Your understanding of the nature and role of property as part of the capital market will be strengthened through individual projects.
The assessment tasks may include, but are not limited to short essays, reports, individual and group assignments, class tests, and exam.