Real Estate Division

CPD 129 - Industrial Property Valuation

Pre-requisite: Students will benefit from a working knowledge of the theory and application of the three approaches to value, in particular the income approach. Recommend BUSI 331 / CPD 131 or equivalent (e.g., Trading Services / real estate sales course).

This course provides an overview of industrial properties, with a focus on the identification and analysis of the site and building issues most relevant to their market evaluation. Lesson 1 introduces the characteristics of these types of property and their market. Lesson 2 focuses on how these physical characteristics contribute to a property’s market value. Case studies in Lesson 2 will emphasize valuation methods and the measurement of adjustments and market factors.

Course Outline

Foreword: Introduction to Professional Development Courses

Lesson 1: Industrial Construction

  • Market Delineation: Regional, Area, and Neighbourhood Analysis
  • Industrial Building Design
  • Construction Considerations for Industrial Properties
  • Building Systems and Additional Improvements
  • Industrial Property Inspection and Analysis
  • Environmental Issues with Industrial Properties
  • Summary
  • Review and Discussion Questions
  • Appendix 1.1: Sample Industrial Inspection Guidelines

Lesson 2: Industrial Property Valuation

  • Introduction to Industrial Valuation
  • Zoning and Land Use Controls
  • Highest and Best Use
  • Valuation Approaches for Industrial Properties
  • Case Study 1: Appraisal of an Industrial Property
  • Case Study 2: Appraisal of a Strata Industrial Property
  • Summary
  • Review and Discussion Questions


  • The Final Quiz

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