Fundamentals of Cash Flow Calculations

This course is an excellent preparation for both Bayfield Training’s Real Estate Analyst course as well as the University of Cambridge online Certificate in Real Estate Financial Modelling.

Key highlights of the course:

  •  Simple and Focused: We focus on the mathematics that you need, to interrogate or build a cash flow.
  •  Great Refresher: Great for CPD, interviews or just to get a head start on our Real Estate Analyst Course or Real Estate Financial Modelling Certificate.
  •  Introduction to Financial Modelling. We go one step further with a final session putting the mathematics in the context of a cash flow.


Financial Mathematics possesses a pivotal role in Real Estate Investment and Management therefore understanding the Fundamentals of Cash Flow Calculations can assist Investors and Analysts in producing informed decisions and help manage risk effectively in the Real Estate market.

Within corporate finance, financial mathematics provides the framework for quantifying the costs and benefits of a project or investment, allowing those involved to decide whether it’s worthwhile the investment.

There are four basic concepts of Financial Mathematics:

  • Compound Growth
  • Present Value
  • Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

This course goes right back to the start and will equip you with the tools required to grow, discount and value income streams from property.

On this course you will:

  • Understand the concept of time value of money.
  • Master the concepts of present and future values using compounding and discounting.
  • Learn how to calculate the Internal Rate of Return (IRR).
  • Understand property yields and traditional valuation methods.
  • Explore the relationship between value, price and worth and how this is calculated.
  • Have an introduction to Real Estate Financial Modelling – Discounted Cash Flows

Who will benefit from this course:

  • Graduates or undergraduates studying economics, finance.
  • Real Estate Analysts.
  • Asset and Investment managers.
  • Risk managers.
  • APC students preparing for the exam.
  • Anyone interested in Real Estate financial modelling.
  • Non cognate students who wish to transfer into Real Estate/Finance careers.

Course Outline

Module One: Introduction to Time value of Money

Module Two: Compound Growth

Module Three: Present Value

Module Four: Performance Metrics

Module Five: Income Streams

Module Six: Conventional Valuations

Module Seven: Value, Price & Worth

Module Eight: Introduction Real Estate Financial Modelling (DCF’s)

Course Details

Price: £295 + VAT
Time to complete: 8 – 12 hours
Delivery: Online
Student Discount: Available on request