Advanced Corporate Finance

Instructor: Dr. Tom Geurts
Course ID: RE7012

Advanced Corporate Finance

Instructor: Dr. Tom Geurts Course ID: RE7012

This course is about corporate finance as it relates to the Real Estate firm. It guides students through an analysis of concepts, methodologies and techniques in corporate finance, which are general to different types of firms. These include financing decisions, dividend decisions, long-term investment decisions, and the interaction between investment and financing decisions. The course then moves on the explore the issues in corporate finance that are specific to the Real Estate firm, namely: REITs, sale lease-back transactions, and advanced RE investment analysis. (Students who are new to the area of corporate finance may consider taking Joy Chan’s Corporate Finance course).

Key Outcomes

Lecture 1 - Introduction and Basic Accounting plus Finance Review

Lecture 2 - The Cost of Capital

Lecture 3 - Financial Planning and Forecasting

Lecture 4 - Capital Structure Decisions

Lecture 5 - Lease Financing

Lecture 6 - Hybrid Financing

Lecture 7 - Distributions to Shareholders: Dividends and Repurchases

Lecture 8 - Evaluating Cash Flows

Lecture 9 - IPOs, Mergers, LBOs, Divestitures, and the Role of Investment Banks

Lecture 10 - Multinational Financial Management

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