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Academic Texts

The following textbooks are on the reading list of a UK MSc RICS accredited course. I’m guessing these texts would be used by undergraduate students too. Before beginning a course, it might be helpful to take a look, and see if the subject matter is something you feel capable or interested in tackling. Check your local library, or where possible, follow the link to the page for that book. Some of the Amazon pages have a ‘look inside’ feature. Remember, there may be a newer edition available, these are just listed here to give a general idea to readers.

Module: Buildings in Use

Essential Texts

Barrett, P. and Baldry D. (2003) Facilities Management. Towards Best Practice. Oxford: Blackwell Science Ltd.

Foster, J.S. and Greeno R. (2006) Structure and Fabric Part 1, 6th Edition. Harlow: Prentice Hall.

Nunnington, N. and Haynes, B. (2010) Corporate real estate asset management: strategy and implementation.London: Estates Gazette.

Recommended Texts:

Foster, J.S., Harington, R. and Greeno, R. (2007) Structure and Fabric Part 2, 7th Edition.Harlow: Prentice Hall.

Osbourn, R. and Greeno, R. (2007) Introduction to Building, 4th Edition.Harlow: Prentice Hall.

Module: Valuation and Investment Appraisal

No distinction between essential and recommended texts.

Baum, A. (2012) Commercial Real Estate Investment: A Strategic Approach, 2nd Ed. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis.

Brueggeman, W.B. and Fisher, J.D. (2008) Real Estate Finance and Investments. Boston: McGraw-Hill International.

Brown G. and Matysiak G. (2000) Real Estate Investment: A Capital Market Approach. London: Prentice Hall

Isaac, D. (2011) Property Investment, 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Isaac, D. and O’Leary, J. (2012) Property Valuation Principles, 2nd Edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave Maclmillian.


Module: Planning Development

Essential Texts:

Cullingworth B. and Nadin. V (2006) Town and Country Planning in the UK, 14th Edition. London: Routledge.

Gilg A. (2005) Planning in Britain: Understanding and Evaluating the Post-War System. London: Sage.

Isaac, D., O’Leary, J. and Daley, M. (2010) Property Development: Appraisal and Finance. 2nd Ed.Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan.

Ratcliffe J., Keeping M. and Stubbs M. (2009) Urban Planning and Real Estate Development, 3rd Ed. London: Routledge.

Recommended Texts:

Havard T. (2008) Contemporary Property Development, 2nd Ed. London: RIBA Enterprises.


Module: Property Law

Essential Texts
Wood, D., Chynoweth, P. Adshead, J. and Mason J., (2011) Law and the Built Environment, 2nd ed. London: Wiley-Blackwell, London.

Moran, A. (2007) Commercial Property Law. Exeter: Law Matters.

Recommended Texts:

Stroud, A. (2013) Making Sense of Land Law, 4th Ed. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Wilkie, M. (2013) Landlord and Tenant Law, 6th Ed. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.

Smith, R. (2004) Case In Point: Estate Agency. London: R.I.C.S. (No link found)