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AI270U Real Estate Principles /Commissioned Course/ 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AI270U (Spring 2017–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course will give an overview of real estate markets and different types of theories that are relevant for understanding how these markets work and how they can be analysed.

Intended learning outcomes

The students after the course will be able to:

  • Explain what is special with real estate.
  • Explain how the different real estate markets are related.
  • Describe various ways that the government affect the real estate market.
  • Understand the relation between the macroeconomic development and the real estate market.
  • Describe competing theories about the nature of real estate cycles.
  • Analyse different real estate contracts from the perspective of risk allocation and incentives.
  • Understand basic quantitative studies of price determinants.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Higher education in engineering, economics or equivalent knowledge through work experience.

Recommended prerequisites

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Informations about literature is given at the start of the course

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Term Paper, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Exam, 5.0 credits, grading scale: P, 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.

Written examination (5 credits) and term paper (2,5 credits).

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

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AI270U

Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Economics and Finance

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Commissioned Course. Admittance to the course can only be purchased by a legal entity who appoints course participants