Course Outline

BUSI 401 - Commercial Property Analysis

LESSON 1: Introduction and Substructure
LESSON 2: Superstructure
LESSON 3: Building Envelope and Interiors
LESSON 4: Building Systems and Green Buildings
LESSON 5: Area Measurement
LESSON 6: Environmental Contamination
LESSON 7: Multi-Family and Office Properties
LESSON 8: Retail Properties
LESSON 9: Industrial and Agricultural Properties

Course Structure

  • Multiple choice assignments: 10% (in total) of final grade

  • Project 1: Measurement and Research exercises: 15% of final grade
    Project 1 serves as a review of the content in Chapters 1-8 of the Course Manual. It requires you to complete a space measurement exercise based on the BOMA 1996 Standard Method of Measurement – the information can be downloaded from the Projects section of the Online Readings webpage. You are also expected to carry out a small research project, in report form, which highlights some aspect of commercial design or construction that interests you.

  • Project 2: Commercial property inspection: 25% of final grade
    Project 2 requires you carry out an inspection of a commercial property and submit a detailed report. The purpose of this assignment is to acquaint you with the methodology used in commercial property inspection by having you actually carry out your own analysis. In effect, you will do what is required of an appraiser in preparing an appraisal report, a property manager carrying out a property survey, or a potential purchaser carrying out a due diligence analysis

  • Final examination: Multiple choice and short-answer written questions: 50% of final grade

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