ABPL30006 Property Resource Analysis

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours (1X 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial per week)
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Dr Georgia Warren-Myers


Email: g.warrenmyers@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This final year, core subject for the Bachelor of Environments, property major, examines the economic, physical/environmental, financial and legal aspects relating to the analysis of property – both quantitative and qualitative – leading to effective property resource allocation. It draws together the prerequisite analytical approaches required for effective study in the subsequent capstone studio and graduate subjects relevant to high order support for client decision-making within a dynamic commercial property markets context.

This subject is particularly relevant as the basis to commercial (income) property valuation, finance, investment and development feasibility decision-makings. At the core of the subject is a “cash-flow” approach to property resources and analysis. The cash flow method is a technical system which the decision maker often requires, because it explicitly analyses expected cash flow income of a property project over its life cycle or holding period. The risk and return trade-off is studied under the valuation and investment evaluation framework to guide resource allocation choices.

Topics include: property resources, income valuation, commercial property market, DCF modelling, land use and land value, building and costs, cash flow risk and return, enterprise and investment evaluation, capital market and indirect property, cost-benefit analysis and decision-making framework in a property context.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon the completion of this subject student should be able to:

  • Understand the character and role of property resource analysis systems and practices across a range of property types from a range of stakeholder perspectives;
  • Be aware of the social, legal, economic and environmental impacts of property resource analysis and of anticipated emerging opportunities;
  • Access, interpret and communicate data relevant to property resource issues.
  • Model property valuation and investment financial flows;
  • Understand the principles & techniques of property and asset valuation and analysis;
  • Understand the effect of taxation and finance on property investment and development.


  • Assignment Valuation Report, required approximately 40-45 hours of work(not exceeding 3ooo words), worth 40%, due week 11;
  • One hour mid-semester test, 10%;
  • Class participation, actively participate in lecture and tutorial classes 10%;
  • One two hour examination, examination period 40%.

Hurdle requirement: A minimum grade of 40% must be achieved in the examination in order to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Valuation Principles and Practice, 2nd ed. Australian Property Institute (API)
Real Estate Investment: A strategic Approach 3rd ed. Andy Baun, 2015, Routledge

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

Upon successful completion of this subject students will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills:

• Analytical skills - an enquiring and analytical approach to the determination of appropriate property resource allocation decisions;
• Communication skills - an enhanced ability to communicate analysed interpretations of property resource allocation outcomes through written and oral presentations;
• Problem solving skills - an increased body of knowledge associated with resolution of contemporary issues and practices in property resource allocation;
• Team working skills - an enhanced ability to generate and communicate a range of relevant property resource analysis practices and procedures at an appropriate academic and professional standard.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Construction major
Environments Discipline subjects
Non- allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
Property major
Restrictions for Breadth Options within the Bachelor of Environments - relating to specific majors
Related Breadth Track(s): Property

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