Oxford Real Estate Programme

Apply new strategic thinking to real estate investments and businesses

Start date:


  • 5 days

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Oxford


  • £7,500 plus accommodation

About the programme

Real estate makes up around 50% of the world's assets and it is crucial to the success of global economies and societies.

In the turbulent global financial markets, an understanding of real estate is vital for senior executives, investors and policy makers worldwide.

During the programme you will:

  • review the latest developments, opportunities and risks in real estate investments
  • gain an understanding of real estate user and capital markets
  • analyse technology, urbanisation, demographics, globalisation and macroeconomic trends
  • design a business case for a real estate investment and present it to potential industry funders

Participants will be from real estate companies and REITs, fund and wealth managers, family offices, banks, service providers and insurance/pension funds, endowments and sovereign wealth funds.

An introduction to the programme from Andrew Baum


To you

  • Working with Andrew Baum, the recognised academic and industry expert
  • An opportunity to re-evaluate your strategy for the next five years
  • Access to our international networks across the real estate sector
  • Lifetime membership of the Oxford Business Alumni Network

To your business

  • Reinvigorated leaders with a clearer business vision
  • Insights into emerging market challenges from experts
  • Building working relationships with other key players on the programme

Programme outline

Day one

  • The evolving real estate universe
  • Building a global portfolio: the NPF case
  • Asset allocation and the Queen's College case
  • Property walking tour of Oxford


Day two

  • Economics and the occupier markets: the Jamestown case
  • Pricing and managing property assets: Wilson street case
  • Real estate debt
  • Real estate debt: the three towers case

Day three

  • Real estate megaforces and proptech
  • REITs and real estate funds
  • LPs and GPs: developments in asset management – Professor Ludo Phalippou
  • Developments in private equity funds – Professor Ludo Phalippou
  • How have real estate funds performed?
  • Discussion panel: GP and LP relationships
  • Designing a real estate fund: group work

Day four

  • Real estate and infrastructure development – Dr Atif Ansar
  • Real estate development: 22 Bishopsgate – Yair Ginor
  • International real estate investing – Professor Andrew Baum
  • International real estate investing: the Ankara case
  • Designing a real estate fund: group work

Day five

  • Designing a real estate fund: group work
  • Fund presentations: investor fund members
  • Conclusions: building a global portfolio, NPF case revisited
  • Programme close


Lifetime membership of the Oxford Business Alumni Network.

What our alumni say

Andrew Baum is excellent and delivers the correct balance of academia and real world experience. Well worth the personal investment.

Director of Real Estate Investment

A view from participants and contributors


Joining the programme

Who should apply?

This programme is suitable for senior executives, such as vice presidents, directors, chief financial officers, fund and asset managers, legal professionals and consultants. We welcome participants from real estate companies, REITs, fund and wealth managers, family offices, banks, service providers and insurance/pension funds, endowments and sovereign wealth funds.


How to apply

Dates and deadlines

Next programme:

20 March 2023 – applications open



Programme fee includes all tuition, education materials, all daytime refreshments and evening meals.

Accommodation – this is a non-residential programme. We book accommodation for you and will be included in your invoice.

Registrations are confirmed on receipt of full payment of the programme fee, and places are allocated in order of receipt of payment.

Corporate privileges

Take advantage of our corporate partner rate (15%) if three or more people from your organisation take part.

Further benefits for organisations are available when three or more participants attend one of our executive programmes within 12 months.

Visa requirements

Once you have a confirmed place on a programme, we suggest you apply for a visa as soon as possible, as it can take up to 100 days to process.

Saïd Business School can provide a letter to support your visa application if required.

Meet the faculty


 Programme and market insights from faculty, alumni and industry partners.

FT Rankings 2020

Our Open Programmes have risen to number two in the world, and maintained their position as first in the UK for the sixth consecutive year in the 2020 FT Executive Education Rankings.


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