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Corporate Real Estate Financing

This course aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the different real estate funding options available and key considerations in determining the appropriate financing for each specific property/project.

Accredited with 2 CEA points

Tue 5 Nov 2019
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
REDAS, Singapore Shopping Centre, 190 Clemenceau Avenue #07-01, Singapore, 239924
6 hours CPD

Eligible for e2i and UTAP funding

SGD650 + 7% GST


One key component of the real estate investment and management process which may sometimes be neglected is the financing aspects. Real estate is one of the most leverageable investment asset class and the appropriateness of the financing arrangement in place (not necessarily simply the cheapest), may result in a significant difference between yield enhancement and value deterioration.

Today, there is a wide range of sources and options for real estate funding depending on the regulatory/legal operating environments and maturity of financial markets of different jurisdictions. As real estate investments become increasingly diversified across different geographical markets, there is an increasing need to understand the fundamentals in ensuring the most appropriate financing arrangements are in place for your investments. Financing arrangements also impact how a real estate investment is to be structured, as with tax and legal considerations.

This course aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the different corporate real estate funding options available and key considerations in determining the appropriate financing for a specific property/project. Equipped with this understanding, real estate professionals can become more confident in assessing real estate investments, engaging financial institutions on funding requirements and improve their business interactions with investors and clients in the real estate industry.

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Learning objectives

  • Understand the basic fundamentals of corporate real estate financing
  • Understand key terminologies used in real estate financing arrangements
  • Be better equipped to engage financial institutions, other financing providers and real estate finance professionals for corporate real estate financing needs
  • Develop awareness of differences in funding options and structures in difference geographical markets
  • Broaden knowledge to improve business interactions within real estate industry

Useful to

  • Real estate professionals who have little or no prior knowledge and/or experience in corporate real estate financing and are keen to have a fundamental understanding in this area to broaden their industry knowledge which they believe may benefit their respective careers in the real estate industry
  • Real estate investment professionals
  • Real estate advisors/consultants
  • Property agents
  • Finance professionals in the real estate industry

About the trainer

Andrew Melvyn Sim, Executive Director & Business Head of Regional Real Estate, Global Corporate Banking, OCBC Bank

In his current role, he leads a team of real estate specialists to drive the Bank's real estate funding business and related transactions for corporates in the region with a focus in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Korea.

With more than 19 years' accumulated experience in banking and transaction advisory services, Andrew is a corporate real estate funding specialist, having led, structured and executed real estate funding transactions for various corporate real estate companies, investors and real estate funds across different countries and different real estate asset classes.

Prior to joining OCBC Bank, he was at KPMG Business Advisory involved in merger & acquisition transaction advisory and due diligence. Andrew has a Master of Science in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore and is a member of RICS.


Funding available

Funding by the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) is available for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (whether you work at SMEs or non-SMEs) and is capped at SGD90.

NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to SGD250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme).

Terms and conditions apply.

  • RICS professional
    Including REDAS member SGD650 + 7% GST
  • Non-RICS professional SGD850 + 7% GST
  • Visa

  • Mastercard

SGD650 + 7% GST