Chartered surveyors can benefit from having a general knowledge of corporate finance transactions. The main activities involved are around raising finance and investing capital.
If a company needs finance, there are various questions that need to be answered. Should the company borrow money or issue more shares? What are the pros and cons of issuing and investing in debt and equity? What are the lending criteria for banks providing loan finance to a real estate company? When should a private company go public by making an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of its shares?