Course Title: Corporate Property Finance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Corporate Property Finance

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


325H Property, Construction & Project Management


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr John Garimort

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5027

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 8.8.79

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday 4.00pm - 5.00pm; Tuesday 5.00pm - 6.00pm; Wednesday 11.00am - 11.30am

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses 

Successful completion of 011273 Investment Evaluation Techniques for Real Estate

Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course. 

For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage. 

Course Description

In this course you will extend your knowledge of the fundamental principles of corporate finance that you developed in Investment Evaluation Techniques. You will diagnose key financial aspects of property related decision making and develop high level financial and risk analysis skills to critically evaluate the impact that different financial tools have on investments. The course introduces you to a number of practical and theoretically sound investment analysis techniques from the corporate finance fields and directly applies them to the real estate sector.  These concepts include Duration, EVA Value at Risk, Monte Carlo simulations and Fair value analysis.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • PLO1: Apply knowledge of property theory and concepts to inform decision making in the local and global professional arena, demonstrating evidenced based judgement and ethical decision making
    • PLO2: Utilise specialist technical skills and techniques to evaluate industry problems, and assess and determine property value and return for diverse asset classes and projects
    • PLO3: Research, analyse and synthesis theoretical knowledge and published data to inform decision making for diverse property projects

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. CLO1: Critically analyse financial markets and strategies, and apply technical skills, to determine and communicate real estate returns
  2. CLO2: Appraise the impact of financial tools on investments, and communicate evidenced based findings to diverse financial stakeholders
  3. CLO3: Apply finance theory and tools to undertake practical asset, portfolio and fund analysis, and valuation


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will engage you in a range of learning activities which may include lectures, workshops, on line quizzes, software demonstrations, analysis of readings and problem solving. These techniques will enhance your learning and understanding of corporate property finance.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

You will be expected to utilise library and electronic resources (as well as other appropriate resources) to engage in professional reading of relevant literature in corporate property finance. The learning resources used in this course may include: lecture overheads, workshop activity sheets and recommended texts.

There are services and resources available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student website.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Task 1. Individual work: Tutorial exercises. Each worth between 2 and 4 marks undertaken and submitted for assessment at the end of each class. CLO 1, CLO 2, CLO 3.

Weighting 20%


Task 2: Individual work: Class Test. Week 6, Based on material presented during lectures 1- 6. CLO 1, CLO 2, CLO 3 

Weighting 30%


Task 3: Individual work: Final Exam Based on semester lectures, tutorials and specifically prescribed readings. CLO 1, CLO 2, CLO 3                 

Weighting 50%


Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.


Equitable Learning Services

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.