Facility & Real Estate Management PT
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real estate investment and finance

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
- understand possible financing options in real-estate and project financing and assess their economic and financial effects
- understand the principles of ratings and their effects on securities and interest rate conditions
- distinguish between various interest and repayment structures and calculate them in practice
- understand various forms of equity financing.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Basics economics, finance (bachelor level)

course contents

- Financing options (equity options and debt options)
- Balance sheet classification of financing options
- Capital costs and leverage effect
- External financing options in real-estate and securities
- Basics of ratings
- Interest rate and repayment structures including calculation of repayment structures
- Covenants and figures
- Extension in project financing

recommended or required reading

- Exler, M.: Controllingorientiertes Finanz- und Rechnungswesen - mit einer durchgängigen Fallstudie. Herne: Neue Wirtschafts-Briefe, 2010
- Fight, A.: Introduction to Project Finance. Massachusetts: Elsevier, 2006
- Heinen, E. .: Industriebetriebslehre: Entscheidungen im Industriebetrieb. Wiesbaden: Gabler, 1991
- Schierenbeck, H.; Wöhle, C. B.: Grundzüge der Betriebswirtschaftslehre. 18. Auflage. München: Oldenbourg, 2012
- Schmidt, R. H.; Terberger, E. : Grundzüge der Investitions- und Finanzierungstheorie. Wiesbaden: Gabler, 1997
- Schulte, K.-W.; Achleitner, A.-K.; Schäfers, W., & Knobloch; B. (Hrsg.): Handbuch Immobilien-Banking: Von der traditionellen Immobilien-Finanzierung zum Immobilien-Investmentbanking. Köln: Immobilien Informations, 2002
- Solnik, B.; McLeavey, D.: Global Investments. 6. Auflage. New Jersey: Pearson Education, 2009

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination with multiple choice items after the self-study phase. House or seminar paper and presentation or poster presentation

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dr. Situm Mario

year of study

1.year of studies

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type of course unit

compulsory subject

mode of delivery

in class course

work placement(s)

not applicable