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AI1109 Building and Real Estate Economics 7.5 credits

The course will give basic knowledge about Real Estate Economics with emphasis on institutional prerequisites and the role of the real estate market and real estate management with links to the market and the process for new production.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AI1109 (Autumn 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Insights into the central parts of the real estate body of knowledge

Intended learning outcomes

This course will provide insights into the central issues in the real estate body of knowledge.

After the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the nature of the real estate asset
  • Describe and analyse how the building process in Sweden has developed and factors that explain this development
  • Explain the relationship between the rental and real estate markets
  • Use theories of urban growth to explain the nature of cities
  • Explain the nature and uses of real estate market analyses as well as real estate valuation
  • Explain the determination of rents for residential and non-residential housing in Sweden
  • Describe and analyse how property taxes are set in Sweden from a theoretical and practical perspective
  • Explain the nature and interrelationships between the financial sector and the real estate market
  • Explain and perform calculations on different types of real estate lending

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

For students not registrered on a KTH programme (180hp/300hp):

Completed upper secondary education and university studies of at least 60 credits out of which 15 credits Business Studies or equivelent.

Civil Engineering and Built Environment-students at KTH should have completed Ekonomisk geografi.

Recommended prerequisites

Economic Geography


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D. Geltner – N. Miller: Commercial Real Estate Analysis & Investments

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Written exam and compulsory exercises

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Economics and Finance

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

Real Estate Management, Urban and Regional Economics.


Henry Muyingo, epost:, tel. 08-790 6917

Supplementary information

No more courses are planned after fall 2009.