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AI274U Real Estate Finance and Investment 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AI274U (Spring 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Real estate finance and investments, Optimal capital structure, Financing alternatives, Risk analysis, Investment analysis of development projects.

Intended learning outcomes

This course focuses on the interaction of real estate investment and financing decisions. The overall aim of this course is to provide students with both theoretical and hands-on working knowledge concerning capital structure and the interplay between real estate investment and financing decisions. This course consists of three major blocks:

  1. Theories of optimal capital structure.
  2. Real estate investment analysis with different financing alternatives.
  3. Risk analysis and investment analysis of real estate development projects.

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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 "Corporate Finance", by Jonathan Berk and Peter DeMarzo, latest edition, Pearson.

"Real Estate Finance and Investments", by William B. Brueggeman and Jeffrey D. Fisher, latest edition, McGraw-Hill.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • TEN1 - Written Exam, 7.5 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 AI274U

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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Han-Suck Song,

Supplementary information

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