Sunday, 18 June 2017

MSc Real Estate: Athens 2017

Each year the students on the MSc Real Estate take part in a study visit to Europe which allows them to find out more about the operation of land and property markets in a different institutional context from that found in the UK. This year (on 21-26 May) the students (and staff) went to Athens, the capital city of Greece and one of the oldest cities in the world. There's a great section about Athens (and its history) on the Rough Guides website. And a section on Modern Athens on the Why Athens website. Finally, click here for some background information on the property market in Athens (and Greece).

As part of the study visit, the students were given a project to work on...the aim of which is to integrate a range of core property skills that the students have acquired during the MSc Real Estate in order to address a professional project brief. The students looked at the retail, office and hotel markets in and around Athens and were asked to submit a group report before the trip and a further short report (on the last day of the trip) about their understanding of the real estate market in Athens. During the study visit, the students were able to build on their knowledge through a series of city tours and presentations by local experts. Thanks to all the students and staff for the great photos.

And so, onto the main themes of the field trip (in some kind of order):

The Journey ft. Nick, Andressa and PJ (the staff) and the Students

The Group Meals:
Stanley Hotel Rooftop Restaurant, Jimmy Fish Harbourside Restaurant, Barsolino Bar and Stamatopoulos Tavern

The Walking Tour

The Local Expert Presentations ft. Aris Karytinos, Thomas Ziogas, Alexander Manos, Tassos Karagnis, Nick Chatzitsolis, Paula Booras and Adamantia Phoca...for details of subjects see below...

  • The Greek REIT Market, by Aris Karytinos, Chief Executive Office, NBG PANGAEA REIT
  • The Commercial Triangle of Athens Historic City Centre, by Thomas Ziogas MRICS, Senior Partner at NAI Hellas 
  • Property Tax Reform, by Alexander Manos, Advisor to the Board of Piraeus Bank
  • Real Estate Market Structure in Greece, by Antonis Rovolis, Panteion University
  • Mass Appraisals and Statistical Evidence in the Greek Real Estate Market, by Tassos Karaganis, Panteion University
  • The Greek Real Estate Market and the Chartered Surveyor, by Nick Chatzitsolis, Managing Director, CBRE Valuation
  • Retail in Athens, by Paula Booras, Retail, Hospitality and Real Estate Professional
  • Hotels and Hospitality in Athens and Greece, by Adamantia Phoca, Director, Hotels and Special Assets, Axies and CBRE

Sightseeing in Athens

The Staff: PJ, Andressa and Nick

The Group Photos (back in Oxford) and finally...

Nick's Special Prizes. 

For more information on the MSc Real Estate and its three pathways, take a look here:

MSc Real Estate

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