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Current Research

Research on real estate within the Centre and the department is broad ranging and international in scope. The Centre's current main areas of research activity relate to:

  • Analysis of real estate investment vehicles
  • The interaction of real asset and credit/capital markets
  • The role and performance of real assets in investment portfolios
  • Loan and mortgage finance
  • Sustainability and environmental performance
  • Urban development and interaction with real estate
  • Digital and machine learning technology and its use in real estate
  • Behavioural influences in finance

Current and recent research projects can be found in the Working Papers section.

PhD students currently associated with the Centre and their projects are:

Yana Akhytrs’Ka:  How can energy data analytics platforms affect small firms?  A study of a reduction in energy use in the service sector and its spillover effects

Thuqan AlHindawi:  Can BD/ML techniques enhance RE markets’ transparency by providing a more efficient/robust way to examine the risk/return profile of real estate as an asset class?

Mark Burke:  Emerging market GAP Housing: A comparative investigation of financing models for sustainable development in resource constrained environments

Marco Felici: Empirical questions in Housing Markets and Policy

Yiwen Qiu:  Firm Locations, Industrial Structures, Regional Development Paths from a Dynamic Perspective: A case study in China

Xinwei Wan: Property Market Sentiment, Government Land Sales and NAV Discount in REITS Valuation

Liangqi Wu: Urbanisation and Fiscal Risks in China

Max Exler:  Asymmetric dependence and REIT performance

Saad Siddiqui (part-time):  International asset pricing, housing and consumption

Anando Maitra (part-time):  Corporate Bonds and Equities:  the cross-section of flows


Applications for the new 2021 intake are now open on the ICE website and the new prospectus is available too. If you have any further questions about the course please email

Download the Prospectus HERE

Interview with MSt graduate Elizabeth Smart

This year's event was successfully held virtually between 24th September and 1st October. For a full list of papers and speakers visit the Symposium website.


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