Wednesday, 18 May 2016

MSc Real Estate Investment Finance: Q&A with one of our students...

Now that the MSc/PGD Real Estate Investment Finance (REIF) has completed its first year, I caught up with one of our MSc REIF students to find out more about him and why he decided to enrol on the programme. Tom Carlton works at HSBC as a Global Property Market Analyst, and started the MSc REIF in January 2016.

Tom Carlton, a student on the MSc REIF

Here's how Tom answered my questions...

1. What is your background? 
I took an undergraduate degree in Economics at the University of Exeter (UK) in 2005. Since then I have been working in real estate, first at a consultancy (Property Market Analysis) and then I moved to the investment side at Legal and General Investment Management and am currently working for HSBC Global Asset Management.

2. Why did you decide to do a course in Real Estate Investment Finance? 
I have never taken a formal Real Estate qualification and would like to improve my knowledge around the subject.

3. Why did you choose the MSc REIF at Oxford Brookes?
It is very flexible, from a well regarded university and has modules and a timetable that fits well
with my current schedule.

4. What do you hope to gain from the course and how will it help you in your career?
I hope to gain further insight into real estate fundamentals and learn how to apply the theory in real life situations which should help when appraising investment opportunities as part of my job.

You can find more information about the REIF programme on our webpage or here on the blog. The next available entry dates are: 11 July or 3 October 2016 (note that there will be a one week induction before these start dates for new students).

And finally...

The Real Estate Investment Finance programme started its second year in April 2016 with the Applied Real Estate Valuation module, headed up by Peter Dent and Ye Xu.

Peter Dent (left) and Ye Xu leading the introductory webinar for the AREV module in April 2016

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