Oxford Real Estate Programme

Apply new strategic thinking to real estate investments and businesses

Start date:


  • 5 days

Time commitment:

  • Short programme


  • Oxford


  • £8,500 plus accommodation (£1,200)

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, a recognised academic and industry expert
  • Re-evaluate your strategy for the next five years
  • Share ideas as part of a qualified, senior peer group
  • Lifetime membership of the Oxford Business Alumni Network 

To your business

  • Apply the latest industry knowledge and thinking to your real estate strategy  
  • See, understand and manage emerging risks and opportunities
  • Build your networks in the global real estate industry  

Programme outline

Day one

  • How would an institutional fund build a global real estate portfolio: the NPF case
  • The global economic and political environment
  • Private markets and the growth of private assets
  • Asset allocation strategies: how much are institutions allocating to real estate, and why

Day two

  • Pricing and managing property assets: Wilson street case
  • Real estate capital structure: the Dubai case
  • Real estate debt: the Aldersgate case
  • ESG and Investing for Impact: housing and environment

Day three

  • Real Estate funds: the BioMed case
  • Trends in occupier markets, co-working, Space-as-a-Service
  • Real estate development and project viability
  • Development risk in London mega-tower: 22 Bishopsgate case

Day four

  • Real estate technology and innovation
  • Megatrends: macro-economics, demographics, globalisation, geopolitics
  • Considerations for international investing
  • Designing a real estate fund: group work

Day five

  • Designing a real estate fund: group work
  • Fund presentations: pitching to investors
  • Conclusions: building a global portfolio, NPF case revisited


Lifetime membership of the Oxford Business Alumni Network.

Class profile

  • 5+ years working in real estate investments
  • Senior leaders making investment decisions or advising c-suite colleagues
  • Owners of large portfolios which may have mixed use assets
  • Job titles including managing director, real estate developer (large scale projects), lawyer, regulator, mergers and acquisitions analyst or specialist or chief executives
  • Entrepreneurs with a background in real estate

This programme is not suitable for real estate brokers or early career real estate agents.

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

Meet the faculty

Industry expert contributors


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

Participant experiences

'The warmth and acceptance from backroom staff, facilitators and fellow learners created an environment where diversity was celebrated, contributing to a sense of unity that transcended cultural differences.'

Hailing from Cape Coast, Dr James Orleans-Lindsay is the CEO of a dozen companies, most prominently, JL Properties. They are responsible for transforming the Achimota dumpsite and quarry into the cleanest estate in the country and, in this blog, James explains how frameworks and skills learnt at Oxford are already influencing strategic decisions back home in Ghana.


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