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

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

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite courses

Enforced Prerequisite: 011273 Investment Evaluation Techniques.

before you commence this course. 


Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course.  Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.  Further information:;ID=x94or0ccuu7k


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
    • PLO4: Apply professional communication and technical skills to effectively communicate property development proposals, financial and valuation analyses and strategy to diverse property and related industry stakeholders

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.

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

Equitable Learning Services (ELS) provide support and equal opportunities for students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition and primary carers of individuals with a disability. You can contact the ELS if you would like to find out more: You can also contact the course coordinator or the program coordinator if you would like to find out more. 

An assessment charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teaching staff. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc.