This coursework comprises of 2 Questions. Please answer both. Both questions carry equal marks.



‘Property should always have a place in the multi-asset portfolio, wherever we are in the economic cycle, as long as the investor sticks to the main commercial property investment sectors.’

Discuss the validity, or otherwise, of this statement.

Word limit: 1,000 words


Assessment Criteria


In answering this question students will be judged on how well they:



Marks attributed

Demonstrate a knowledge of the characteristics of investment property compared to other types of investments


Knowledge and understanding of economic and property cycles  and how these can relate to investment strategy


Demonstrate knowledge and understanding the different types of property investments


Ability to create and good argument


Quality of written English and use of appropriate Harvard referencing


Demonstrate that they have undertaken extension reading





Suggested reading:


To support this assignement students are advised to read :

Baum, A (2015) Real Estate Investment: A Strategic Approach Routledge

Baum, A. E and Hartzell, D (2012) Global Property Investment: Strategies, Structures and Decisions Wiley—Blackwell: Oxford chapters 1 and 13.

British Property Federation Property Data Report 2016

DTZ: Money into Property 2014 and 2015 ( on Moodle)

Isaac, D and O’Leary, J (2011) Property Investment 2nd Edition Palgrave Macmillan

Jowsey, E (2011) Real Estate Economics Palgrave Macmillan


Myers, D (2011) Economics and Property  Routledge

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