Module: Asset Management

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    30 hours

Module content

  • Corporate real estate and asset management
  • Strategy: foundations and approaches
  • Property information systems: constituents and data
  • Real estate portfolio management tools
  • Property management issues, outsourcing and lease management
  • Facilities management: space planning and occupier needs
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Building audits and performance metrics
  • Building acquisition and disposal 

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Articulate critical awareness of the range of factors influencing real estate
  2. Articulate sustainability issues
  3. Provide sound advice which integrates multiple considerations
  4. Integrate multidisciplinary considerations to make sound judgements or solve new or unfamiliar problems in diverse and evolving contexts
  5. Demonstrate initiative 


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework Report 100%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.

Key texts

Students should be familiar with the content of the following:

  • Edwards, V. & Ellison, L., (2003), Corporate Property Strategy: Aligning Real Estate with Business Strategy, Wiley Blackwell.
  • Freedman, L. (2014) Strategy: A History. Oxford University Press USA.
  • Jones, K. & White, A., 2008, RICS Public Sector Asset management Guidelines: a guide to best practice. [2nd edition published August 2011]
  • Haynes, P. and N. Nunnington (2014), Corporate Real Estate Asset Management: Strategy and Implementation, Abingdon, Routledge, originally Estates Gazette Books Elsevier. (available as an e-book)
  • Isaac, D and O‚ÄôLeary, J (2013) Property Valuation Techniques  Palgrave Macmillan
  • Scarrett,D. (2011) Property Asset Management, 3rd ed, Routledge
  • Weatherhead, M., (1997), Real Estate in Corporate Strategy, Palgrave Macmillan 

Supporting texts

  • RICS
  • iSurv (via RAU online library)
  • BCIS (via RAU online library)
  • EG (Estates Gazette) 
  • CoStar