Celebrating over 20 years of Built Environment Education, Research & Advice

Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability

80 Jurong East Street 21
#04-08, Singapore 609607
Tel: (65) 6563 4166
Fax: (65) 6563 4156
Email: enquiry@recc.com.sg

Executive Training Courses


Appraisal & Financing 


Real Estate is developed or purchased for owner-occupation or as an investment for rental income or subsequent resale when capital values appreciate. Financing requirements can generally be short-term in the case of development projects or longer term in funding real estate investments.

Funds can be raised internally or externally. Contributors to external funds include individuals, banks, managed property funds and securitisation or REITS. The capacity to arrange for cheaper finance can give real estate developers and investors a competitive edge as large sums are involved. Factored in the financing process are considerations of costs, appraisal of revenue streams and risks and return for lenders and borrowers.


The course will provide knowledge and understanding of real estate economics and finance covering:

  • Real Estate and Real Estate Development as Investment Vehicles
  • Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
  • Concepts of Value and Worth In Real Estate Development and Investment
  • Overview of The Traditional Approaches To Real Estate Appraisal-Valuation
  • Traditional and Contemporary Real Estate Finance and Risk Considerations.

COURSE PROGRAMME (9.00 am – 6.00 pm)

  • Real Estate and Real Estate Development
    • Real Estate Cycles
    • Real Estate Markets
    • Real Estate Development Process
  • Real Estate Investment and Finance
    • Characteristics of Real Estate Investments
    • Types of Real Estate Investments
    • Real Estate Financing and Lending Criteria
  • Real Estate Investment Appraisal: Fundamental Concepts
    • Value and Worth
    • Time Value of Money
    • Income & Income Streams
    • Yield and Capital Value
  • Real Estate Investment Appraisal: Basic Approaches
    • Comparison Method
    • Investment Method
    • Residual Method
    • Profit Method
    • Contractors Method
  • Traditional Real Estate Financing: Principles & Practice
    • Debt Financing
    • Equity Financing
    • Sale and Lease Back
    • Mortgages
  • Contemporary Real Estate Financing: REITS
    • Characteristics of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS)
    • Equity and Mortgage REITS
    • REITS Financing


Ian Loh BSc (Estate Mgt), MSISV

Mr Loh is the Executive Director and Head of Investment & Capital Markets at Knight Frank Singapore. With over 10 years of real estate experience, Ian has advised and successfully transacted over SGD 2 billion worth of deals in Singapore. Deals brokered include Straits Trading Building, Oxley Rise, Chateau Eliza, McDonald’s Place, Lion City Hotel, Parakou Building, Cavenagh Mansions and Gallery Hotel, amongst others. Prior to joining Knight Frank Singapore, Ian has experience in Property and Facilities Management and Valuation. Ian is also a licensed valuer and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers (SISV), and conducts seminars on the investment and en bloc market.

Dr Quah Lee Kiang PhD, MSc (Maintenance Management), BSc Building, FRICS

Dr Quah is the Director of the Real Estate & Construction Centre and the Real Estate & Construction Academy in Singapore. She has extensive regional and international experience in Project and Facilities Management & Maintenance research, advice and academia.

Dr Quah led the EU funded project BE4213 Condition Assessment and Maintenance Strategies for Buildings and Building Components, which among other things, sought to develop an objective building condition assessment system. This project formed part of ongoing research over the last 20 years which culminated in Dutch Standard NEN 2767 on Condition Assessment of Buildings, believed to be a ‘world first’.

Dr Quah’s professional and research affiliations include being Coordinator of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Working Commission 70 on Facilities Management and Maintenance for a decade and past President of the Chartered Institute of Building Singapore Centre.  She was also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Asia Board, Singapore Board and Asia Pacific Sustainability Board.

Dr Quah was conferred an Honorary Fellow by Oxford Brookes University for her work in real estate and construction education and the unusual impact her career has had on this particular academic field in Asia.




Option 1 (Face-to-Face)

Venue: Unit #04-08, Devan Nair Institute for Employment & Employability
80 Jurong East St 21, Singapore 609607

Option 2 (Live Streaming via RECC Elearning Portal)

Username and password will be assigned on receipt of registration and course fees


$615 nett per person. Course fees includes full colour course documentation and refreshments at tea breaks. 

RECC is pleased to inform that course fee funding of $112.50 per person is available from e2i, subject to terms and conditions being met. Please enquire for further details.

In addition, all Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory. NTUC members may claim up to $250 under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). 


The course will benefit those who have a vested interest in buildings including:

  • Developers
  • Building Owners
  • Government Officials
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Contractors/Sub-Contractors/Suppliers
  • Property Managers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Management Corporations
  • Town Councils
  • and Others


Cancellations made one week before the scheduled commencement date of the course will be subjected to an administrative fee of $100.00. The full fee of $615.00 will be payable thereafter for any cancellation; substitutions can be made at any time.


Mr Ken Chew
Tel: 65634166
Fax: 6563 4156 
E-mail: exectrg@recc.com.sg


It may be necessary for reasons beyond RECC’s control, to change the content and timing of the programme and the identity of the course leader/s.



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