UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

FINANCING AND VALUING
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Make better investment decisions with a thorough understanding of South Africa’s listed commercial property market, and the macroeconomics that underpin it.

Duration

8 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

6–8 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

An understanding of the concepts, property types, and players in the commercial property industry.

2

The knowledge to use financial modelling to forecast returns and make data-driven decisions in times of uncertainty.

3

The ability to capitalise on the current commercial property opportunities using benchmarking tools and market data.

4

Knowledge of the macro- and microeconomic drivers that influence the commercial property sector.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Over the duration of this online short course, you’ll work through the following modules:

Module 1 Commercial Property: Analysing Success Factors
Learn about commercial property.

Module 2 Macroeconomic Drivers of Property
Explore the drivers of commercial property opportunities.

Module 3 Commercial Property Contracts and Funding Mechanisms
Find out about contracts, leases, and funding mechanisms.

Module 4 Predicting Returns Using Financial Modelling
Use financial modelling to forecast returns.

Module 5 Property Valuation Methods
Explore valuation methods in commercial property.

Module 6 Applied Property Valuation
Apply valuation techniques to commercial properties.

Module 7 Property Investment Alternatives
Discover property investment opportunities.

Module 8 South African Listed Property Market: REITs
Learn about the South African listed property market.

Please note that module titles and their contents are subject to change during course development.
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This course is certified by The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for CPD points. The course has an estimated 80 hours of learning and South African engineering professionals can earn up to eight CPD credits.*

International students need to consult their national professional engineering bodies to check whether this course is recognised for points towards maintaining professional status.

*Should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The University of Cape Town and GetSmarter accept no responsibility. If you would like to claim validation or points, use the ECSA validation number UCTFIP21.

CONVENOR

Saul Nurick

Senior Lecturer, Department of Construction Economics and Management, UCT

Nurick lectures financial maths for property and construction students, property feasibility analysis, and valuation and property finance. His academic qualifications include a BCom, BSc (Hons) in property studies, and an MPhil, all from UCT. He is also a qualified chartered surveyor, registered as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). Prior to joining UCT in 2012, he worked in Johannesburg for a listed property company and briefly in the UAE for a project management consultancy. His current research interests include green building, property finance, and workplace productivity.

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals, and benefit from the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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