Property Knowledge is intended to be a comprehensive textbook on the property discipline. Students also get exposed to several related disciplines: economics, business, finance, marketing, engineering, psychology, political science.
The opening two domains consider the important roles of place choice to drive property decisions, the basic structure of the overall property market, and personal property decisions.
Domain 3 examines the property process, how and technology, values and rules influence the property decisions. Here, the significant influences of legal factors are introduced.
Domain 4 addresses important citizen and public policy issues, including sustainability. Domain 5 considers the place making in the role of cities, and housing issues — and includes profiles of two significant places: New York City and Detroit. It also discusses public policy and taxation.
Domain 6 addresses property ownership, Domain 7, the producers and suppliers of property goods and services. Domain 8 thoroughly explores transactions.
The significant and interdependent roles of economic analysis of property markets, property valuation, and investment returns are the subject of Domain 9.
Domain 10 covers financing at the property level, while Domain 11 deals with capital markets and economic consequences of property financing.
The focus of Domain 12 is innovation and deal-making. Domain 13 examines enterprise strategies, specifically the corporate real estate function, with highlights of the property strategies of Walmart, Apple, Sears and others.
Domain 14 covers property investing fundamentals, while Domain 15 addresses property investing strategy. Considerations of managing properties from multiple perspectives — society coexisting with nature, large-scale housing delivery systems, and property management — are the focus of Domain 16.