Real Estate is one of the most important business categories, as well as a key resource in the economy. Most individual investors hold a very high proportion of their wealth in property. Furthermore, institutional investors are allocating increasing proportions of their portfolios to this asset class. The course helps students to understand of this important and special business, and prepares them to join one of the many professional fields in Real Estate with an emphasis in economics and finance. By the end of the course participants should be able to analyze, assess and evaluate real estate investment and financing proposals.
Course Prerequisites: the course prerequisites are Accounting, Corporate Finance and Economics. A good knowledge of Excel is highly advisable.
Jaime Sabal was an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at ESADE. From 2019, he has retired from this position.
He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (1986). He has been Visiting Professor at different universities such as the Stern School of Business at NYU and Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey (EGADE), among others.
He was vice-president of the US consultancy company A.T. Kearney (1995 – 1998) and founder and director of a consultancy firm with broad experience in financial advice projects (1989-1995). His research interests include corporate finance with an emphasis on emerging markets and real estate finance.