A guide to evaluating potential property markets and investment opportunities has earned Strathfield graduate Clara Lee two awards at the UTS: Design, Architecture and Building Prize Giving Ceremony.
The University of Technology, Sydney, Property Economics graduate was awarded the Australian Property Institute Project Award and the Real Estate Institute of NSW - City of Sydney Division Prize.
"Winning these awards will enable me access to increased career opportunities and improve my prospects of progression," said Lee.
Lee's honours thesis, 'International Property Investment - A framework for institutional investors', examined the underlying factors influencing investors decisions to expand property investments into overseas markets.
"The analysis compared and contrasted the key findings of theoretical information against the operational structures actually implemented by industry practitioners," said Lee.
The guide provides investors with a clear understanding of the unique dynamics of the markets and a comprehensive approach to better aligning an investor's decision-making process with available overseas property opportunities.
As a qualified accountant, Lee was looking for a career change.
"I found the property economics course at UTS offered the necessary knowledge and foundation to build a fulfilling career in this dynamic and exciting industry," said Lee.
Also at the awards, Tom Daly of Lilyfield was awarded the Australian Institute of Building, NSW Chapter Medal for achieving the highest weighted average mark in the Bachelor of Construction course.
The Bachelor of Property Economics is designed to produce highly skilled property professionals able to enter the workforce with a qualification fully recognised by employers, government and professional associations.
The Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building has an international reputation for its innovation in design, sustainability and urban environments. Its graduates are passionate professional who design, produce, manage and value the products, places and spaces of contemporary cities.
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