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Real Estate Finance and Investments

This course focuses on exploring the relevance of the objectives of real estate finance and investments in the context of the link between theoretical perspectives and practical decisions that investors in real estate are faced with.

The course supplements the student knowledge in finance by expanding the student’s understanding of financial markets to include the fundamental principles of real estate investments, financing and valuation. As such it is designed to comprise the various methods of financing and valuation that reasonably can be applied to income producing real estate and to understand the conditions under which each
method can be applied. Moreover, students will carry out a thorough applied real estate valuation by using different methods of valuations.


  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The course consists of a combination of lectures, seminars and group work and requires a significant portion of self-study on the part of students. Assessment for the course will be continuous and is carried throughout the different activities of the course.

    The course workload is 200 hours equivalent to 7,5 ECTS (40 hours per week equivalent to 1,5 ECTS).

    The language of instruction is English. Please note that all teaching and learning activities - such as lectures, seminars, assignments and assessment tasks – are carried out in English when the language of instruction is English.



    Assessment for the course will be continuous and is carried throughout the different course activities. Each assessment task is weighted in relation to its importance in the overall assessment of the course. The student’s results from the different assessment tasks are added up to a total course score that will then translate into the final grade for the course.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.

    See reading list in the current syllabus.

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course coordinator:

    Head of course: Li Malmström