Topic outline

  • The course is held remotely through ZOOM. The link is in Materials section.

    Course content:

    The course introduces students to facility and property management as a strategic support function for the core operations of an organisation. The main topics covered are:

    • the real estate needs and strategies of different organisations
    • the potential added value of professional corporate real estate management
    • decision making and real estate planning
    • workplace and space planning
    • digitalisation and sustainability in real estate
    • etc. 

    Course includes lectures given by guest lecturers from academia and industry and a group course work. 

    Learning outcomes:

    After the course, student should:

    • understand the supportive role of facility and property management (FM&PM) in the core operations of different organisations 
    • be familiar with FM&PM strategies, needs and solutions
    • be able to apply the theoretical knowledge and concepts in practice - in other words to recognise, analyse and solve typical FM&PM challenges and opportunities

    Course requirements:

    Course consists of lectures and a group course work. In order to pass the course, group work needs to be submitted by DL and passed. Groups are formed during the first lecture. 

    Participation in lectures is mandatory. 

    Course schedule:

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    Lectures are going to be held on Wednesdays and Fridays 10:15 - 11:45



    Learning sessions



    WED 28 Oct

    L1: Vitalija Danivska (Aalto)

    Introduction to the course


    FRI 30 Oct

    L2: Vitalija Danivska (Aalto)

    FM/PM. What are we talking about? Added value of RE



    WED 4 Nov

    L3: Mikael Pasila &

    Rikumatti Forsberg (Newsec)

    Strategic FM. Strategies and Tenant Representation

    Project kick-off. Case presentation


    FRI 6 Nov

    L4: Ray Lindberg & co (CBRE)

    Project management


    WED 11 Nov

    L5: Pontus Kihlman (Rapal) & Niina Kuusakoski (KTI)

    Understanding the users. Understanding the costs.


    FRI 13 Nov

    L6: Vitalija Danivska (Aalto)

    Rehearsal presentations. 1st submission DL


    WED 18 Nov

    L7: RECOTECH event

    The advancements in the industry


    FRI 20 Nov

    L8: Vitalija Danivska (Aalto)

    Workplace experience

    Peer – evaluation DL


    WED 25 Nov

    L9: Suvi Nenonen (TUNI/SYK)

    Workplace & space planning

    2nd submission deadline


    FRI 27 Nov





    WED 2 Dec

    L11: Ken Dooley (Aalto/Granlund)

    Digitalization and FPM

    FRI 4 Dec

    L12: Vitalija Danivska (Aalto) +

    Client representatives

    Final presentations


    FRI 11 Dec

    Exam week


    Final submission deadline

    Course personnel: 

    Teacher in charge: Vitalija Danivska