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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 Successes

In line with our aim to foster researchers, there are a number of PhD students currently associated with the Centre:

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. Haotong Li: Overconfidence and real estate investment.

Chunming Meng: Do REITS investors and firms exhibit myopic loss aversion?

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.


The submission deadline for MSt applications for the 2020 course has been extended to 15th June 2020

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The University of Cambridge (Department of Land Economy), the University of Florida (Bergstrom Real Estate Center), the University of Geneva (Geneva Finance Research Institute), and the National University of Singapore (Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies and Department of Real Estate) announce a call for papers for their joint 2020 Real Estate Finance and Investment Symposium. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION 1st May 2020

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We would like to invite all of Land Economy Alumni to join us for a drinks reception and dinner in Queens’ College, Cambridge on 25 September 2020 to mark and celebrate 20th year anniversary of the MPhil Programmes. This event is a fantastic opportunity for Land Economy alumni not only to stay connected with each other and Department, but to meet the Cambridge University Land Economy Board members and associates of the Department, whilst welcoming our newest alumni into the global community. We are looking forward to see you there!

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Mst Graduates 2017 19

Well done to our 2017-19 cohort of the MSt in Real Estate who graduated at the Senate House on Saturday 30th November

A warm welcome to our new cohort of MSt in Real Estate students 2019

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