Real Estate Graduate School

Real Estate Graduate School

A week of understanding Real Estate concepts combined with Real Estate Financial modelling. This comprehensive course covers the entire property lifecycle from development through to fully let investment.

This course will top any education or pivot any previous employment with the skills needed for a career in Surveying and Real Estate Asset Management. Bayfield’s pioneering training style combines Financial Modelling with a robust understanding of how the Real Estate market works and will help you master any interview and outperform your peers with robust, well defended financial models.

Real Estate Graduate School combines the following courses:


On this course you will…

  • On the first day, you will learn what Real Estate is and why it is different from other asset classes, the overall size and structure of the UK Real Estate Market and analyse the links between different submarkets. By the end of the first day, you will gain a deep understanding on how Real Estate Markets work and make a quick assessment of any Real Estate Opportunity.
  • On the second and third day you will learn how to translate your understanding of Property investment in a Real Estate Cash flow model. We will show you how to use this Cash flow model to make informed decisions and how to defend those decisions using a strong narrative in Investment Presentations.
  • On the fourth and fifth day, you will adapt your modelling skills to help you work out how much money can be made building property from the ground up, using quick metrics and complete models. By the end of the week, you will be able to critically assess and defend a Real Estate project at any point from development to completed income generating investment.

Who will benefit from this School?

  • Experienced or junior professionals in other sectors looking to switch to Real Estate.
  • Recent Graduates in any discipline interested in a career in Real Estate.
  • Junior or new Real Estate Analysts wanting to build their confidence and fill any gaps in their Real Estate Financial Modelling skills.
  • New property entrepreneurs looking to raise finance or pitch for joint venture opportunities with more experienced partners.
  • APC candidates looking to consolidate their understanding of how the theory and variables interact within the precision context of a financial model.

Course Outline

What is Real Estate?

Why buy Real Estate?

How big is the UK Real Estate Market: Total Size of various sub sectors?

Key Real Estate Market Locations, Sales Prices and Rents

The Property Market system:

  • The occupier, investment, development, land market

How to calculate sale price and real estate returns

How to read a real estate market report

Real estate case studies and games

Know how to build a property asset cash flow, analyse geared, and un-geared IRRs.

  • Term & Reversion and Layer Method Valuation (Intro to Excel)
  • Equivalent Yield (Solver, Scenario and Goal Seek functions)
  • Single-Let Discounted Cash Flow
  • Cash Flow inputs (Rents, Yields, Growth Rates, Target Returns)
  • Analysis and use of date series
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Comparing Value, Price and Worth
  • Adding borrowing and analysing geared returns
  • Introducing Rent Reviews and other ‘events’ into cash flows
  • The ‘Rent Function’ concept and Logic functions (IF,OR,AND)
  • Sensitivity analysis

Know how to build a multi-let property cash flow and apply the concepts on a hypothetical case study.

  • The ‘Rent Function’ and Multi-let cash flows
  • The ‘date problem’ and assumptions in property asset cash flows
  • Reducing the rent function, intermediate calculations and modelling theory
  • Modelling lease expiries, break clauses, voids, and upward only covenants
  • Incorporating time-varying rental growth rates
  • Analysing multi-let cash flows to see if the leases are sufficiently diversified
  • Further IRR analysis (XIRR, MIRR)

Learn how to build a discounted cash flow, analyse returns and understand the components of development models

  • Gross versus Net Yields, calculating Net Development Value (NDV)
  • Profit residual, with and without financing
  • Site residual, how to calculate profit without knowing your costs.
  • Introducing financing to site residual calculations
  • Purchase price and acquisition costs
  • Phased Sales, marketing and disposal costs
  • Modelling construction costs using straight line basis, fixed costs, variable costs, incidental costs and construction fees
  • Professional fees
  • Income and expenditure project functions
  • Logic functions, logic tables and array formulae

Learn how to build a detailed property development project cash flow, add financing and perform risk analysis on commercial development projects

  • Multiple IRRs, competing projects, scoping and linear programming, maximising performance
  • Return metrics: Equity profit ratio (EPR), Costs paid out of proceeds (POP), Profit on cost ratio (PCR)
  • Alternative site calculation, Net present value (NPV),
  • Modelling construction costs using S-curve , variable costs,incidental costs and construction fees
  • Switching between scenarios
  • Introduction to Development financing, Pari Passu versus Equity First Financing
  • Debt scheduling: brought forward and carried forward method
  • Consideration of the impact of development finance interest, fees and covenants

Post-Course Support

We complement all our financial modelling courses with two months’ learning support, to make sure you will fully benefit from our training.

How does it work?
You can contact us at any time and one of our experts will come back to you within two working days. The expert’s time is limited to 10 minutes per inquiry on questions related to the course material only.

Need More?

One Year Learning Support

We also offer exclusive learning support for a whole year to assist you whenever you need us. To use this offer contact Holly Johnson before or after your financial modelling course and request “one-year learning support” for the additional fee of only £500 + VAT.

Course Details


Classroom-based: £3,000 + VAT
Online: £2,500 +VAT

Number of days:
Five days
Course type: Schools
Course level:
Pre-requisite: None
CPD Hours: 32.5

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Any Questions?

For Course Bookings contact:

Jacob Noble
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Holly Johnson
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For Course Delivery & Administration:

Emma Wilson
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