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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

The MPhil in Real Estate Finance is aimed at those who may already have some experience or interest in real estate markets, banking or investment and wish to upgrade their skills or for those who are looking to commence a career in this area. The programme offers an opportunity to study theoretical and practical finance, investment and law applied to global commercial real estate markets, while enjoying the cultural, social and recreational facilities of Cambridge. The course takes students from a wide variety of backgrounds: finance, geography, economics, law, biology, international business, mathematics. These students have in common a strong desire to work in property and investments coupled with strong academic skills.

Course objectives

The MPhil in Real Estate Finance aims to provide integrated theoretical and practical instruction in finance, investment, economics and law as they relate to global commercial property markets. Students are provided with the methods and techniques of analysis needed for commercial property financing, investment and development. The course is designed to ensure that property specialists are able to interact with other corporate finance related professionals. To this end, particular emphasis is placed on ensuring that students are familiar with the latest concepts in mixed-asset portfolio analysis, risk management, financial engineering and option-based valuation models.

Course Director

The Director for the MPhil in Real Estate Finance is Dr Thies LindenthalDr Thies Lindenthal is available to discuss with students specific issues about the content of the MPhil in Real Estate Finance.