By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
■ Analyse the role and importance of real estate for corporate organisations, and how the strategic management of real estate assets can deliver real competitive advantage for a business or organisation.
■ Evaluate how best to analyse the efficiency of a multi-asset real estate portfolio in the context of a particular organisation`s core objectives.
■ Analyse and evaluate the internal and external factors that shape business and real estate decisions, and illustrate how property occupiers and investors are affected by economic, social and environmental sustainability concerns.
■ Evaluate and critically compare the effectiveness of alternative means to maximise the contribution of real estate to overall organisational objectives (including actions such as identification and disposal of surplus property, outsourcing of activities, lease restructuring, acquisition & consolidation, and sale & leaseback).
■ Assess and evaluate the broad principles of strategic real estate management and develop a corporate real estate strategy that takes account of the particular nature of a client`s business or organisation and the particular form of its interest in real estate.
■ Recognise the importance of asset maintenance and recall the different types of maintenance works involved in the management of a real estate portfolio.
■ Identify the building defects likely to be encountered in typical building surveying activities, and evaluate the alterative actions for avoidance and remediation.
■ Follow the different stages within a property inspection and be able to justify them.
■ Classify the various types of inspection that may be carried out and explain and implement the safety issues to be considered before undertaking an inspection.
■ Work effectively in groups to research, prepare and present reasoned advice to