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AI271U Regional Economics and Market Analysis 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AI271U (Autumn 2016–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Market analysis and development is an applied course in market analysis of office and retail propeties housing and real estate markets from an international perspective. This course will give you knowledge of theories and experience of methods for market analysis used by real estate firm as well as knowledge of how developers and planning authorities interact in the early phase of a real estate project. You will use the knowledge which you acquire in this course to evaluate a large mix use commercial project.

Intended learning outcomes

The understanding of theory and methods used for market analysis should enable students to:

  • Explain and analyse differences in supply and demand conditions to determine project absorption and market GAP.
  • Evaluate the relationship between a national business cycle and a local real estate cycle.
  • Determine and apply a primary, secondary and extended market area.
  • Rate and compare a residential project in relation to competing projects according tophysical and locational differences.
  • Evaluate target groups for a commercial real estate project.
  • Apply different models of urban growth to determine directions of growth.

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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Market analysis for real estate, concepts and applications in valuation and highest and best use.

Stephen F. Fannin

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • PRON - Term Paper, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENN - 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.

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 AI271U

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Berndt Lundgren,

Supplementary information

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