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Cambridge Real Estate Research Centre

Call for Papers - Real Estate Finance and Investment Symposium

The University of Cambridge, the University of Florida, and the National University of Singapore announce a call for papers for their joint 2016 Real Estate Finance and Investment Symposium, 23rd to 24th September in Cambridge.


The symposium will feature longer, more in-depth paper presentations and will allow ample time for discussion among presenters, assigned discussants, and other participants. The event will be held in a relaxed yet focussed setting aiming to inspire a critical mass of leading academics in the field to create new thoughts and insights on general finance, real estate finance and investments topics.


The symposium will be hosted by the Cambridge Real Estate Research Centre and will take place on historic premises in Cambridge. Hotel accommodations and group meals will be provided by the organising institutions. All travel costs will be borne by the participants.

The organizers do not wish to necessarily limit the focus of the conference, and papers on any traditional finance, real estate finance or economics topic are welcome. However, subject to sufficient interest, we may try to focus the symposium on one or more of the following themes:   

  • Real estate risk management and derivatives
  • Leverage, capital structure and real estate
  • Infrastructure investment and privatization
  • Real estate price index methodology and performance measurement
  • Economics of sustainability in real estate
  • International real estate investment
  • “Big Data” in real estate finance research
  • Behavioural approaches to real estate


Paper Submission

The deadline for submission of papers is June 1, 2016. From the submissions, the organizers will select eight papers for presentation at the symposium, with notification to authors by the end of June, 2016. All accepted authors may choose to submit their papers for publication in a special issue of the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics with an expedited review subsequent to the symposium.

Authors should submit their papers electronically to:

Gillian Barclay, Cambridge Real Estate Research Centre
E-mail., Tel. +44 1223 337119

Submission of full papers is highly encouraged.


The Advisory Board

  • Brent Ambrose, Penn State
  • Piet Eichholtz, Maastricht University
  • David Geltner, MIT
  • Crocker Liu, Cornell University
  • Tarun Ramadorai, Oxford
  • Tim Riddiough, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • C.F. Sirmans, FSU
  • Sheridan Titman, University of Texas at Austin


The Organisers

  • University of Cambridge: Colin Lizieri, Thies Lindenthal, Eva Steiner   
  • University of Florida: Andy Naranjo, David Ling, Wayne Archer
  • National University of Singapore: Yongheng Deng, Joseph Ooi


The Programme

The participants are expected to arrive on Thursday, September 22. All presentations will be on Friday and Saturday (September 23-24). There will be no parallel sessions, and all participants are expected to attend all sessions, and play an active role in them. Each paper presentation session will last at least 45-60 minutes, including substantial time for paper presentation, formal discussion, and general Q&A with the audience.


The Format

  • Thursday (September 22)
    • Pre-conference reception
  • Friday (September 23)
    • 9.00 AM, 3 paper sessions
    • 12.00 PM, Lunch         
    • 14.00 PM 2-3, paper sessions
    • 19.00 PM Conference Dinner
  • Saturday (September 24)
    • 9.00 AM 3, paper sessions
    • 12.00 PM, Lunch                                 
    • 14.00 PM, Conference closing


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