Who Could Benefit?


A 2-day course for those who work with property clients or those who work in property and lack formalised property training or have a one-sided background. The course suits those new to property as well as those who have worked in the industry for many years looking to broaden their knowledge base and understanding.

This course with refreshed and updated content provides the big picture, context and fundamentals per topic, based on the insight and experience of a practitioner. We drill down where needed, and to much greater extent than in the 1-day course. The course’s key objective is to give a clear understanding of what property is, what makes it tick, and how the elements from construction through to leasing, management, financing and investment fit together in a constantly evolving industry in one engaging day. We use real examples and anecdotes to bring the theory to life, enabling attendees to relate this to their jobs.

The property industry has got an amazing amount of jargon and throughout the course we explain the most important words in context for the best learning experience, and it is the most-loved part of the course. It helps to provide a complete overview of the property industry essentials.

We teach theory & practise. We only use knowledgeable, engaging, approachable and energetic trainers. A course attracting rave reviews.

A shorter, more general curriculum of just 1  day is available (see Introduction to Property). Both courses are available to be taught in-house as well. Trainers: Cleo Folkes (London), Alan Thompson (Edinburgh)


Understanding Property (2 day course)

In this 2-day course we will provide a relatively in-depth overview of the property industry. We tackle lots of jargon, and this 2-day course provides a solid grounding in many aspects of the real estate industry and the terminology used. All is explained in context with lots of examples so delegates can relate it to their own job. We look at how companies design, build, lease-up, finance, service, value and invest in real estate and why companies and individuals invest in certain types. How do residential, retail, offices, industrial and other asset types differ, and also across countries. The course explains the lettings and investment aspects, how it all fits together and how things work.

This course enables you to understand what your colleagues and clients do, what they want and the jargon they use. Real-life case studies on both days tie everything back together. See below for a brief overview of content. For full course content click the ‘see content’ button below

Day 1: Foundation & leasing knowledge
• Property needs occupiers to thrive
• Asset types
• Insight into real market drivers & dynamics
• Asset-specific considerations
• Traditional property job roles demystified
• The Property Industry is Changing
• Property Jargon
• The letting process
• How lease events differ by property type
• Case Study

Day 2: real estate investment
• How letting income translates into investment value
• Investment Jargon
• Understanding Investors
• Risks
• Investment fund structuring
• Real Estate Investment Trusts
• Real Estate Debt
• Case study

To book this course or enquire about the next course date, please email cleo@propertyoverview.co.uk

See content Next Date Available: Thu 24 June & Fri 25 October | Location: London

In-house course ‘Introduction to Property’

Tailor-made foundation knowledge course for those working in property or with property clients. The course is designed by a senior practitioner with hands-on experience who understands what clients want. An extensive selection of course modules exist (check out the content of the 2-day course) and content can be created, added to or abbreviated as required, or worked around your business product.

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Property Overview offers competitively priced training courses with unique practitioner-led content. Applied, relevant content leads to greater impact and value-for-money. Pricing below is shown for public courses for individual bookings, and for in-house courses.

For bookings of 4 or more staff an in-house course is recommended, also as the content can be tailored around your needs and your products or services.

To book one or two individual places please fill in the booking form, otherwise email cleo@propertyoverview.co.uk

Understanding Property (2 day course)


• Per Person + Value Added Tax for UK companies.
• Prices upon application for courses taught abroad.
In-house course ‘Introduction to Property’


• Prices in order of one and two days
• Plus VAT @ 20%
• Includes up to 6 attendees, surcharge at £50pp + VAT thereafter
• Prices upon application for courses taught abroad


"This two-day course is good value for money and a good introduction to the main aspects of real estate as an asset class for beginners with various backgrounds. It is taught by two experienced professionals in this field who know what areas to focus on for attendees to get the most of it."

Tristan Camp - Investment Specialist, Legg Mason Global Asset Management

"Property Overview provided 'an Introduction to Property' course to our team of researchers, senior directors and sales and marketing professionals. We covered a lot of ground in one day and were delighted with the quality of the course. It was particularly helpful to be able to work with the tutors beforehand to tailor the content to our employees’ learning needs. As a result of this course our team can now better understand and address our customers’ needs and, in turn, target and communicate with them more effectively. Many thanks!"

Mark Bruno - Managing Director - Datscha UK