June 2024

Real Estate Investment

Real Estate Investment

This intensive course offers property professionals and investors the opportunity to gain an insight into both the theory and practice of real estate investment. It looks at the nature and scale of real estate investment markets including the effect of cross-border transactions on the domestic market.

As well as addressing technical concerns such as currency risk and taxation the course considers issues such as transparency and dealing with different cultural norms. What are the steps can you take to de-risk your investment? It will include case studies to provide an opportunity to apply the theory and to consider, with fellow participants, some of the practical problems faced when investing internationally.

In addition making sure what complies with Sharia and Islamic Financial principals.

A large amount of money has and will continue to be made in real estate investments. However, it is no secret that this industry has been hit hard by the global financial crisis and as a result it has become more and more difficult to maximise the opportunities out there.

These challenges mean that real estate investment and financing has changed and still making investments compliant with Islamic financing is even more tough.

It is crucial that investors keep up with the current market changes and challenges to ensure you can exploit the opportunities that are still out there.

This course has been designed providing a practical and comprehensive introduction to the subject.

By the end of this intensive Real Estate Investment course you will have the knowledge and skills to:

• Identify the distinct differences between real estate finance and corporate and project finance Understand all the complex financial, legal and technical terms and issues associated with real estate finance
• Appreciate the current state of real estate financing worldwide
• Acquire practical real estate valuation techniques and investment appraisal methods
• Maximise indirect investment opportunities such as REITS and real estate derivatives
• Thoroughly understand estate financial models for construction and investment.

Course content

• The case for property investment within a multi-asset portfolio. Using portfolio theory to justify investment in property.
• The market for international property investment. The scale and nature of cross border property investment including its impact on the domestic market.
• Risks and returns in international markets. The characteristics of different markets and the drivers of returns.
• Investment process. Evaluating investment opportunities.
• Direct or Indirect investment. Considering the options available for achieving exposure to real estate, including REITS and private investment funds
• Operational challenges. Running your investments including, management, accounting and reporting.

Who should attend

• Investment directors
• Heads of research
• Asset managers
• Analysts
• Fund managers
• Business development managers
• Portfolio managers
• Financial managers
• Lawyers
• Accountants
• Trustees


Just what is Commercial Real Estate?

People versus Contracts.

Why Invest in Commercial Real Estate?

The Downside of Commercial Real Estate.

The True Value of Real Estate.

How to overcome the disadvantages of Commercial Real Estate.

How to Attract a Tenant.


How to Increase Rental Income (and hence the Capital Value).

What were the disadvantages of Commercial Real Estate?

Finding Commercial Real Estate.

Analysing Deals. Due Diligence.
Negotiating Commercial Real Estate Deals.

Financing Commercial Real Estate.

Structuring Commercial Real Estate Ownership.


Managing Commercial Real Estate.

How to Beat the Average.

Raw Land.

Extraordinarily Odd Commercial Deals.

Property Ventures Limited. Five Mile.

Never Sell.

Thirteen Golden Rules of Commercial Real Estate Investment.

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