EMS 3670 Real Estate Development
The course is structured to give the students an understanding of a comprehensive and interdisciplinary topic, real estate development.
Throughout the course, the students will learn and discuss relevant topics, such as public and private area plans, different types of risks as well as different subtopics of investment analysis. In addition, the course will give the students an understanding of sustainable real estate development. The student shall work on a project assignment throughout the semester where the purpose is to analyze relevant aspects of a specific plot/area, such as market analysis, demographic analysis, zoning conditions, and macroeconomic tendencies. Based on the results from the analysis, shall the students conduct a feasibility study of the land plot.
During the course, students should have:
- Learned how demographic, macroeconomic and societal factors must be taken into account in planning.
- Gained an understanding of how overall plans and guidelines affect the property development of a plot or area.
- Learned about relevant consideration zones and norms, as well as where these are located.
- Acquired knowledge of the importance of long-term in property development, including what is meant by sustainable property development.
- Gained an understanding of the time in the property development, from plot acquisition to project completion.
- Learned about various forms of risk in real estate development
- Learned about how estimated income, expenses and direct returns affect property values.
After completing the course, students should be able to:
- Prepare analyzes as a basis for real estate development.
- Interpret overall plans and guidelines, including understanding the legal barriers they set for future development.
- Identify and account for relevant consideration zones and norms.
- Explain the environment and sustainability in real estate development.
- Explain different types of risk factors related to real estate development.
- Explain the individual phases in real estate development.
- Be able to carry out financial calculations with a view to profitability.
Students will be able to think critically and show ethical awareness in the various phases of real estate development. Furthermore, students must understand the societal challenges and consequences of not thinking long-term and holistically in real estate development.
- Analyzes as a basis for real estate development
- Social development
- Area description
- Public plans and zoning plans
- Overall plans and guidelines
- Regulatory plans
- Consideration zones
- Real estate development in different phases
- Land acquisition
- Construction phase
- Risk classes
- Sustainable property development
- Environment and energy
- Long-term and comprehensive property development
- Circular economy
- Social sustainability
- Investment analysis
- Sales and rental income
- Construction costs
- Direct return
The course runs over one semester and it is planned that the students work independently with the project assignment throughout the course. The project assignment must consist of a plot analysis and a simplified feasibility study of a plot or cadastre that is presented at the start of the course. In the analysis section, students will analyze aspects of the plot that they themselves believe are relevant with regard to property development. Part two of the project assignment is more practical and the students will in this part prepare a simplified feasibility study - based on findings and analyzes from part one. As part of the feasibility study, a simple calculation of estimated sales and rental income, construction costs, plot price, etc. and then a conclusion / recommendation whether the project is considered realistically feasible or not.
The project assignment is solved individually or in groups of a maximum of 3 students. The project assignment is handed in at the start of the semester, and handed in at the end of the semester. In the project assignment, the students will make visible to what extent they have acquired knowledge in the subject, as well as developed the attitudes that are desired.
Further information about course arrangements and any submissions along the way can be obtained at the start of the course and throughout the semester.
The project assignment must be a maximum of 7,000 - 9,000 words.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be deviations in teaching and learning activities as well as exams, compared with what is described in this course description.
The course is based on teaching in EMS 3623 Real Estate Brokerage III and BØK 3423 Finance, or equivalent.
|Exam category||Weight||Invigilation||Duration||Grouping||Comment exam|
Form of assessment:
Internal and external examiner
Examination every semester
|100||No||1 Semester(s)||Group/Individual (1 - 3)||The project assignment shall amount to 7,000 to 9,000 words, excluding the front page, table of content, sources and appendixes. Furthermore, the assignment shall consist of an analysis part, a simplified feasibility study, and a conclusion. The exam will be presented by the course start and shall be submitted by the end of the semester.|
|Form of assessment:||Written submission|
|Grouping (size):||Group/Individual (1-3)|
|Comment:||The project assignment shall amount to 7,000 to 9,000 words, excluding the front page, table of content, sources and appendixes. Furthermore, the assignment shall consist of an analysis part, a simplified feasibility study, and a conclusion. The exam will be presented by the course start and shall be submitted by the end of the semester.|
|Exam code:||EMS 36701|
|Resit:||Examination every semester|
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Group work / Assignments
A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.