Other · Richards College of Business · Marketing/Real Estate
Real Estate Investment
- Fall 2021
- Section E01
- 3 Credits
- 08/11/2021 to 12/10/2021
- Modified 08/10/2021
Examines the use of discounted after tax cash flow analysis in the evaluation of real estate investments. Topics discussed include operating expenses, cost capitalization, federal tax law implications, depreciation, ownership forms, and different measures of investment performance such as IRR and NPV. Home ownership as a real estate investment is also explored.
(RELE 3705 or REA 305 ) and Richards Col Upper Division RCUD
Mr. George S Petkovich
- Email: [email protected]
- Office: Not Onsite
- Phone: 404-317-8881 (cell phone).
I am a Part Time Instructor for the On-line classes. I do not have an office onsite, so arrangements will have to be made for meetings.
I will respond to emails via Course Den within 24 hours. If it is urgent you can email me at [email protected] or call or text me on my cell phone.
This is an online course with a schedule for material covered, quizzes and tests which is presented in the Information Section of the Content Tab on CourseDen. There are no set meeting times with the exception of an in-person final exam..
Text and Equipment:
Required: Weidemer, Goeters & Graham, Real Estate Investment, 7th edition, OnCourse Learning, 2011.
Calculator: A financial calculator is required.
The HP10BII is recommended and available for less than $30. Students are responsible for learning to operate their own financial calculator.
The central purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the theoretical, analytical and practical framework in which real estate investment decisions are made. The course concentrates on market analysis, estimating after-tax cash flow analysis, and the applications of various measures of returns. The material presented assumes a basic background in mathematics, economics, accounting, and computer applications, especially spreadsheet financial techniques.
- To learn more about real estate investment from the text & quizzes.
- To learn more about real estate investment practice by completing an investment analysis report.
- To learn more about the mathematics of investment analysis.
- To learn more about job opportunities in real estate investment.
Examinations: There will be online quizzes for each chapter, an online midterm exam, and an in-person final exam. The final exam will be COMPHREHENSIVE. Date and time for the final will be provided later in the Semester.
Grading: Each student is evaluated on chapter quizzes (30%), midterm exam (20%), Investment Analysis Report (25%), and a comprehensive final examination (25%). Telephone inquiries concerning grades cannot be accepted, and grades are posted on Banweb
Look under content tab for Introduction. Detailed Course Schedule is listed there.
Look under Content Tab on Course Den and Introduction. Detailed Course Schedule is there.
Course Policies and Resources
This is an Online class. Approximately 95% will be online; Final Exam will be in person.
The course is designed as independent study and Internet format with opportunities for Web discussions. The student is assigned specific readings from the textbook and collateral materials with regular quizzes on the textbook material.
There will be online quizzes for each chapter, an online midterm exam, and an in class final exam. The final exam will be COMPHREHENSIVE and given during exam week (December 4 through 10). Specific information regarding time and location to be provided.
Each student is evaluated on chapter quizzes (30%), midterm exam (20%), Investment Analysis Report (25%), and a comprehensive final examination (25%). Telephone inquiries concerning grades cannot be accepted, and grades are posted on Banweb
Attendance Policy: All students registered for the course are expected to take the in person Final Exam.
Make-up Exams: No make-up exams are permitted.
CHEATING: Academic dishonesty on any exam or assignment will result in a zero grade, an F for the course, a note recording the incident on the student's permanent record, and the student reported to the Vice-President of Student Services for appropriate disciplinary action by the University.
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