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The Essence of Property Investment

An exploration of the law that governs ownership and management of property, and consideration of the principle functions of valuation, investment, agency, property management, development and financing.

Fri 28 Feb 2020
09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
RICS in Hong Kong, Room 3707-09, Hopewell Centre, 183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
6 hours CPD

Early bird is available until 31 January 2020



If you are new to the property industry and want to get a head start in developing your knowledge and understanding, then you must appreciate the role you play in the overall process of property ownership and development.

After an overview of the major players in property, you will explore the law that governs the ownership and management of property, and then consider the principle functions of valuation, investment, agency, property management, development, and financing. At the end of the training, you will be able to truly say you understand property.

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the key operators in the property market.
  • Explain the different sectors and the ways to own, develop and gain value from property.
  • Appreciate the various legal frameworks including the Law of Property, Landlord and Tenant and Land Registration Acts.
  • Define the principle functions of a property owner, occupier or advisor in relation to valuation, agency, property management, fund management and development.
  • Identify the key issues with property funding in today’s market.


  • Who invests in property, why and how?
  • The different sectors andmarkets
  • The legal framework ofcproperty
  • Understanding leases
  • The valuation of property
  • Investment and agency
  • Property management
  • Facilities management
  • Fund management
  • The development process andappraisal
  • Funding issues in today’s market

Who should attend

This course is suitable for anyone who is working in the property industry in a supporting role, such as secretarial, finance, marketing or HR, and wants to understand the terminology and way in which the property business works. Whether you work for a fund, a development company, a property company or a property advisor, your role can be so much more rewarding when you understand the business better.

Meet the speaker


Mr Siu has been a chartered general practice surveyor for since 1989 and he is now a senior professional in the civil services. He has been serving both the RICS and HKIS as an APC assessor since 1993. Before joining the HKSAR Government. Mr Siu was an executive in HSBC group and had worked in Marketing Department, Wayfoong Property Limited and the Group Head Property Office, HSBC for over 13 years. Mr Siu has been a part-time lecturer in various universities for nearly 20 years.

Mr Siu is the co-author of the book, Valuation of Development Land in Hong Kong (2001 edition). This book has been used as a standard textbook for surveying students in the universities and is the only valuation textbook written by a practicing surveyor who is still handling property valuations daily. Apart from property profession, Mr Siu has a personal pursuit in the telecommunication industry and is now a member of the Radio Spectrum and Technical Standards Advisory Committee to advise the Director-General of Communications, OFCA on a number of telecommunication matters.


For enquiries or further information, please contact Mr Peter Au, RICS Partnership Development Manager, on +852 2116 9719 or

  • Early bird discount RICS professionals
    Expires on 31 January 2020 HK$3000
  • Non-RICS professional
    Expires on 31 January 2020 HK$3500
  • Standard Price RICS professionals HK$3500
  • Non-RICS professional HK$4000
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