KA6025 - Corporate Real Estate Management

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What will I learn on this module?

You will be introduced to a strategic overview of property portfolio management, which includes the corporate occupier, reflecting the changes in property management practice. The module is intended to provide you with an insight into property and strategic asset management. This includes identifying and analysing current business trends and changing patterns of property occupation set within the context of a legal structure that must be employed by the real estate surveyor.

You will study a range of topics to support the above including:

Property management
Strategic Asset management
Portfolio management
Exit strategies and Insolvency
Assignments and sub lettings
Sustainability issues
Office markets, users and flexible working arrangements
Retail issues
The leisure market
Industrial markets

The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the academic content and skills development within the module is aimed at developing you both in terms of your current and future career aspirations.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through a combination of lectures, practical based workshops, site visits and presentations. Lectures will be supplemented with guest lectures from local surveyors employed in the asset management sector and will be used to reinforce and focus key issues, concepts, techniques, tools and topics. In effect acting as a framework for professional surveying practice.

Part of your learning is by participating in in-class discussions in seminars made up of the various groups within your cohort. This group learning ensures an exposure to the communication skills required by modern day surveying graduates in the workplace. As this module looks at the key markets in the property sector which are constantly changing, students will be directed to additional and up-to-date reading material on the eLearning Portal to assist in their learning.

If you are in employment your workplace will be the main learning environment, in effect acting as a framework for corporate real estate management. However, tutor support will be available via drop-in sessions throughout the module study period. If you are in employment it is recognised that there is the need for modes of blended learning delivery, experiential assessment, and opportunities to combine work and study through independent study, embedded learning opportunities, and relevant communications technologies. Lecture capture will be used to elaborate on the content contained in any teaching material along with audio recording and notes to support presentations on key topics.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Your main support is via the small seminars during the timetabled classes whereby students can raise any concerns they have on the forthcoming coursework and final exam for this module. During the final few scheduled weeks of teaching, students will be able to take part in technique preparation for client meetings and mock questions are answered with support from staff. In addition tutors will provide detailed feedback on the coursework reports. Finally, tutors will respond to any generic questions posed via the module’s eLearning Portal so that the whole student cohort can benefit.

If you are in employment your workplace will be the main learning environment, however, tutor support will be available via drop-in sessions throughout the module study period. The eLP, telephone and email will be used as a means of communication once the initial briefings have taken place and work-based visits will be made by tutors if appropriate.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• MLO1: Critically assess the obligations and responsibilities of the property /asset manager both for investors and corporate occupiers.
• MLO2: Analyse legal documents and apply the appropriate procedural actions required within an evolving business environment.
• ML03: Communicate in a professional way, both verbal and written with a variety of clients.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• MLO4: You will research and evaluate data, identify solutions, demonstrate judgement and communicate findings.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• MLO5: You will develop and apply a reflective approach to learning and personal development

How will I be assessed?

The 1st assessment (50%) will be a report (3,000 words plus 3 sides of Heads of Terms) to a client highlighting a suitable property for their occupation and its suitability for their business needs. This allows the student to showcase their analytical skills and in depth knowledge of a particular subject area.

The 2nd assessment will comprise a 1,500 word report (25%) assessing the students understanding of key sections of a typical commercial property lease and the strategies property managers use when interpreting the lease. In addition, students will have a 15 minute client meeting (25%). This aids the student in developing their communication skills which will be required for their future professional and work lives.

The assessments will assess MLO1-05.





Module abstract

In this module the lectures will be given by staff and guest lecturers, where appropriate, giving the student the opportunity to learn from a professional in the field with an insight into current issues in property and business. Seminar activities will then involve students in developing problem solving techniques through the use of case studies, real life scenarios and past exam papers. Site visits will also be incorporated to aid the student in bringing together theory and practice. At the end of the module the student will be able to understand the often conflicting requirements of the various stakeholders within the property and business fields and will have developed analytical and communication skills to help them deal with this.

If you are in employment your workplace will act as a framework for corporate real estate management to develop your skills and knowledge.

Course info

UCAS Code K440

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Architecture and Built Environment

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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