Real Estate Investments, Valuation and Financing

Start Date:
27. January 2020
Finish date:
12. August 2020
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Mr. Gareth Anderson


 Real Estate Investments, Valuation and Financing

 2-Day Executive Education Training Programme

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Programme Overview and Key Learning Outcomes

The objective of this two day advanced course is to provide a solid grounding in the fundamentals of the commercial real estate marketplace, allowing participants to better assess and critique the asset class. After the course attendees will be equipped to: 

Course Director 

Gareth Anderson is a senior investment professional over 17 years of  real estate and financial markets experience. Over the course of his real estate career he has advised in excess of £6bn in real estate transactions. He is currently Head of Strategy and Origination at Keystone Real Estate Partners, where responsibilities include the capital raising for a £100m commercial real estate fund. To read Gareth's full profile, please click here

This course is aimed at:              

Institutional grade core target audience of Analyst –Director or Analyst – Manager:

• Family Office
• Private Wealth
• Pension /Life fund
• Investment
• Private Equity
• Banking Firms 
• Real estate servicers such as: 
     • Trustees
     • Fund Administration
     • Accounting
     • Debt Servicers


Course Outline

Day 1 - Topics

Real Estate Sector Overview

The goal of this section is to provide a thorough understanding of how the sector is structured, access points and the ability to critique performance.

• Types of commercial real estate – core asset classes and alternative such as hotels, self-storage, student accommodation and land
• Performance characteristics - Long term performance; liquidity; risk adjusted returns and correlation to other asset classes
• Entry points into the sector (direct, unit trust, synthetically etc.) and sector ownership
• Accounting considerations: - finance versus operating lease accounting treatment: forthcoming changes and implications for sale and leasebacks
• Corporate ownership - should a company own property or rent and how to approach an assessment?
The listed sector – Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) as a tax efficient wrapper; entry criteria, relevance, NAV discounts and premia considerations, comparison of different REIT Landscapes
Real estate cashflows - the core component parts of a real estate cash flow: rental cash flow, leasing dynamics, service charges, letting and renewal fees, agents fees 

How to Value Real Estate

The goal of this section is to understand the methodology for valuing real estate assets and investment opportunities as well as gaining an appreciation of the relevant nomenclature.

• Yield based valuation methodology – initial, reversionary and equivalent yields
• Private equity valuation approach - targeted Internal Rate of Return (IRR) methodology
• Harmonising surveyor, investment banking and private equity valuation approaches
• Hotel valuation: worked example of hotel portfolio analysis
• Land valuation: worked example of development appraisal / residual calculation
• Operating company / Property company interaction and how to realise value from the separation


Day 2 - Topics

How to Finance Real Estate

The objective of this section is to appreciate the distinct parts of the debt capital stack and give an appreciation of the key issues to consider from a borrower and lender perspective.

• Understanding the capital stack – junior, senior and mezzanine finance
• Loan performance metrics from a banking perspective
Events of default (EoD) - what are they and implications including enforcement
Secured versus unsecured lending - understanding lender perspectives and economics
Introduction to securitisation and CMBS and its return to the markets
Non-performing loans – basic principals and private equity approach to valuing
Global debt funds – capital flows and understanding why they are prevalent


Private Equity Investment (including investment appraisal exercise)

The goal of this session is to understand the structure, legal framework, performance measurement and remuneration mechanisms of private equity funds.

Components of total return – capital growth, rental growth, income, asset management
Concept, methodology and measurement of Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Net Present Value (NPV) calculations
Acquisition appraisal utilising an IRR based approach
Equity and sponsor remuneration - equity waterfalls, hurdle rates (single and tiered), carried interest (“carry”) and how to calculate it
Catch-up - understanding, implementing and contrasting UK and US styles
• Cash drag and capital recycling
How to prepare for investment committee

This session will include a worked example of how to assess a potential acquisition for a fund including cash flow modelling, capital financing considerations, sensitivity analysis for acquisition, leverage (gearing), banking covenants, and calculation of the equity payout to equity providers and sponsors.

Wrap-up: Review, conclusions & insights

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is a senior investment professional over 17 years of  real estate and financial markets experience. Over the course of his real estate career he has advised in excess of £6bn in real estate transactions.

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