UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT

Acquire the skills needed to understand and capitalise on opportunities in the property market

Duration

8 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7-10 hours a week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

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

1

The capacity to identify and take advantage of property investment opportunities to grow your asset portfolio.

2

An understanding of property valuations and the features of different valuation approaches.

3

The ability to identify investors’ goals, evaluate market conditions and the external investment environment, and conduct a financial analysis.

4

The skills to execute market research, conduct feasibility studies and produce a commercially viable property development plan.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1 An Introduction to Property Development and Investment
Discover the development and investment process, property in emerging markets, and property as an asset class.

Module 2 Identifying Investment Opportunities
Explore the precursors to investment, property entrepreneurship, and the external investment environment.

Module 3 Property Law and the Legal Environment
Find out about town planning rules and regulations, property ownership, and compliance.

Module 4 Property Cash Flow and Investment
Investigate how to generate property cash flow and income, and enter the investment environment.

Module 5 The Role of Property Valuation
Learn about valuation, the factors affecting it, and its impact on lending, taxation, and risk management.

Module 6 Property Funding and Financing
Explore the differences between property funding and financing, and the lender's and investor's perspectives.

Module 7 The Development Process
Understand the processes involved in the conception, feasibility and sustainability analysis, and execution of the property development process.

Module 8 Property Management
Learn about the steps involved in managing a property, and the difference between property, facilities, and asset management.

YOUR COURSE CONVENOR

Francois Viruly

Property Economist; Associate Professor, UCT

Viruly has more than 20 years of experience in the property industry and is highly respected in this field. He is an associate professor, industry speaker, researcher, and the director of the Urban Real Estate Unit at UCT. He also specialises in independent property economics consulting.

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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 UCTPDI21.

PAST STUDENT - STEPHANIE THOMAS image

"The course content is well structured and sufficiently challenging.
I particularly enjoy the small group discussions, which I find extremely valuable and stimulates critical thinking."

PAST STUDENT - STEPHANIE THOMAS

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