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Certificate in Real Estate Finance for Investment & Development (REFID)
Helping you thoroughly understand and implement financial elements of real estate to position your organisation successfully in a competitive real estate market
26 February – 1 March 2018
Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE
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This course draws on global experience and is designed to provide you with a full background of the financial aspects of commercial and residential real estate investment and development. Important methodologies – including how to calculate returns, how they are financed, and how to successfully analyse development cashflows, leases and risk – all aimed at understanding how to invest and sell profitably will be explored within this course.

You will gain a thorough understanding of the valuation process, as well as explore the principles behind financing a project. This will include a review of the different financial instruments, how they can be used and their impact on the overall performance of the real estate project.

To maximise this learning opportunity, practical simulation exercises have been included throughout the course. Please be sure to bring your own laptop to ensure you can tak e part in these exercises to help link theory with practical systems and reinforce the understanding of the material presented.

Course Content

Money And Property

  • Evaluating Real Estate Cashflows
  • Forecasting
  • Residential Property: Assessing Capital Value
  • Market Analysis Considerations
  • Property Analytics

Money, Development Loans And Valuation

  • Mortgages And Bank Finance
  • Commercial Property: Assessing Income
  • Financial Aspects Of Development

Leases, Accounting And Risk

  • Leasing Analysis
  • Financial Management Principles
  • Risks And Real Estate

Indirect Property Investment

  • Measuring Property Performance
  • Investment Portfolio Analysis
  • Ownership Vehicles
  • Securitisation Of Real Estate
  • Quoted Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
Who Should Attend

This course is designed for:

  • Real Estate Managers
  • Real Estate Analysts and Investors
  • Real Estate Planners and Developers
  • Property Owners and Managers
  • Government Officials and Regulators
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Valuers
  • Mortgage Brokers, Bankers and Lenders
  • Investment Bankers/Managers, Venture Capitalists, and Private Equity Specialists
  • Finance Managers and Analysts

It will also benefit non-finance and finance professionals from both real estate and private equity companies.

Real estate evaluation experience is not required, but delegates are expected to possess a basic understanding of principles of real estate finance and investment such as present value. Investors, lenders, borrowers, valuers, property developers, government agents involved in real estate planning and financing decisions, and financial analysts of all types will greatly benefit from attending this course.

Benefits Of Attending
  • Learn the key financial concepts, calculations and ratios needed to analyse investment and development proposals for real estate
  • Discover the most widely-practised property income and capital valuation techniques
  • Understand the differences between real estate, corporate and project finance models and applications
  • Appreciate how leases work and how they influence real estate valuation
  • Analyse risks for real estate development and investment, and apply them to spreadsheets and other real estate software

    Dr. Julian Spencer Roche
    Finance Training Consultant
    Australia And UK

    Julian was educated at Oxford and Exeter Universities. In the 1980s he served on the Defence Intelligence Staff of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) as an economist responsible for analysing Soviet and East European trade and payments. From 1990 through to the present he has served in various corporate and academic positions including:

    • Director, Forecasting Service, DRI McGraw-Hill – responsible for macro-economic analysis and forecasting of Soviet and East European economies
    • Lecturer at Southampton University teaching Corporate Finance (Accounting and Finance BSc) including business valuations, investment banking, corporate governance, EVA, CFROI, investment analysis, fund management, private finance initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs, venture capital and other aspects of corporate finance
    • Established the firm that produced the "Green Book" internationally known database, world a pathfinder in international business confidence and real estate data
    • Head of Research, Hudson Venture Partners – responsible for the selection and evaluation of investment projects and account management
    • Vice President, MHC International – responsible for corporate finance and economic input to firms specialising in corporate social responsibility issues
    • Consultant to professional bodies including ACCA in Europe and Asia
    • Consultant to major corporations specialising in commodities production and trade
    • Author of several books on business valuations, corporate governance, financial modelling and commodities

    Dusit Thani Hotel

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Dusit Thani Dubai

    Dusit Thani Dubai is an iconic 5-star luxury hotel that captures the essence of Thailand in the vibrant centre of this cosmopolitan city, the jewel of the UAE.

    The hotel is strategically located just five minutes from Dubai's main business hub, within walking distance from the nearest metro station and just 15 minutes from the airport. In addition, the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, and the world's largest shopping mall, The Dubai Mall, are just a short walk from Dusit Thani.

    Dusit Thani Dubai
    133, Sheikh Zayed Road
    P.O. Box 23335 Dubai
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Tel +971 (4) 343 3333
    Fax +971 (4) 343 4222



    Special delegate rates have been negotiated at selected hotels and we highly recommend you secure your room reservation at the earliest to avoid last minute inconvenience. You can contact the Hospitality Desk for required assistance on:

    T:+971-4-407 2693
    F:+971-4-407 2517
    E: hospitality@informa.com


    Delegates requiring visas should contact the hotel they wish to stay at directly, as soon as possible. Visas for non-GCC nationals may take several weeks to process.

Date Course Fee Before
18 December 2017
Course Fee Before
22 January 2018
Final Fee
26 February – 1 March 2018
US$ 3,995 US$ 4,495 US$ 4,995

Course fees include documentation, luncheon and refreshments. Delegates who attend all sessions and successfully complete the course as sessment will receive an Informa Certificate of Completion.

Pricing excludes 5% VAT, where applicable


Book and pay full fee for two colleagues and the third attends for FREE

  • Not applicable in conjunction with corporate discounts
  • Payment to be settled before start of the course to avail the offer
  • This offer is not applicable on Early Bird Prices

For more information, email Andy Watts on a.watts@informa.com

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