Real Estate and Land Policy Group
The Real Estate and Land Policy Group brings together expertise on a wide range of topics relating to the operation of land and property markets, real estate development and land and housing policy. A major part of our work is on the impact of land and housing markets/policy on broader development processes particularly for enhancing urban sustainability. This includes research themes which cover low carbon development, sustainable real estate, corporate social responsibility and urban equity. At the same time our research addresses broader market-based fundamentals such as valuation and emerging areas of research in real estate including behavioural finance. We have a strong track record of international comparative research including developing and transition economies while at the same time maintaining established areas of expertise on local and national topics.
- Sustainable real estate (residential and commercial sectors)
- Brownfield regeneration
- Urban futures and scenario-based studies
- Globalisation, land markets and urban development in developing and transition economies
- Impact of ICT on the property market and urban development
- Conservation of historic environments
- Changing property markets and local economic development
- Housing and land policy
- Corporate real estate
Recent/Current research activity
- 2010-2013 Re-Engineering the City 2020-2050 (RETROFIT 2050) Sustainable Urban Environment
- 2010-2011 Globalisation, climate change and urban governance in UK and Brazil (2050 Vision: UK-Brazil Urban Network & Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities)
- 2009-2011 Comparative analysis of management of state and public land (FIG commission 7)
- 2008-2009 Future take-up of low cost home ownership (DCLG)
- 2008-2011 RICS Green Gauge Survey (RICS)
- 2008-2009 Occupier demand for sustainable offices (Investment Property Forum)
- 2009-2010 Brownfield Regeneration in England and Japan (RICS Education Trust, Kajima Foundation Daiwa Foundation & Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation)
- 2007-2009 Measuring social sustainability in urban renewal (European Investment Bank EIBURS Programme)
- 2005-2007 The role of property markets in supporting social and economic development in China (RICS and Shui On Land)
Recent Research Publications
- Ngombe, A; Keivani, R; Stubbs, M and Mattingly, M (2013 - forthcoming) Participatory approaches to land reform in Zambia, Environment and Planning A.
- F.H. Abanda, A, Ngombe, R, Keivani and J, Tah (2012) The link between renewable energy production and Gross Domestic Product in Africa: A comparative study between 1980 – 2008, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16(4), pp. 2147-2153.
- Dixon T., Ennis-Reynolds, G., Roberts, C., Sims, S. (2009) 'Is there a demand for sustainable offices? an analysis of UK business occupier moves (2006-2008)', Journal of Property Research. 26(1), pp. 61 - 85
- Werna, E., Keivani, R., and Murphy, D. (2009) Corporate Social Responsibility and Urban Development: lessons from the South, London and New York, Palgrave.
- Anderson, J and Shiers, D and Steel, K. (2009) The Green Guide to Specification, Fourth Edition, ISBN 978-1-84806-071-5, pp226, Wiley-Blackwell.
- Dixon, T. (2009) 'Urban Land and Property Ownership Patterns in the UK: Trends and Forces for Change', Land Policy, DIUS Foresight Land Use Futures Programme, 26 (1), pp. S43-S53 (available here as PDF)
- Grover, R. (2009) State and public land management: The drivers of change, Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, 2009/1, pp. 58-68.
- Keivani, R., Mattingly, M. and Majedi, H. (2008) Public management of urban land, enabling markets and low income housing provision: the overlooked experience of Iran, Urban Studies, 45(9), pp. 1825-1854.
- Henneberry, J. and Roberts, C. (2008) Calculated Inequality? Portfolio Benchmarking and Regional Office Property Investment, Urban Studies, 45, pp. 1217 - 1241
- Stubbs, M. (2008) Natural Green Space and Planning Policy: Devising a Model for its Delivery in Regional Spatial Strategies. Landscape Research, 3(1), pp. 119-139
- Sims, S.; Dent, P. and Oskrochi, GR. (2008) Modeling the Impact of Windfarms on House Prices in the UK, International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 12(4)
- French, N. (2008) The Valuation of Sustainability and Green Leases, The Conveyancer, 72 (6), pp 517–524
- Internationally, we have established research and training links with several leading universities across the globe including Eastern Europe, Japan, China and Brazil (for example, Melbourne University, Georgia State University, Osaka University, Moscow Higher School of Economics, Tsinghua University in China, and Federal University of ABC Region Brazil). We are also actively involved with international organisations including membership of the private sector working group of UN-Habitat, management board of the European Real Estate Society (ERES), and the UK representative to FIG Commission 7.
- Nationally, we have ongoing research links with other UK universities (for example, University of Oxford, Cambridge University, Salford University, and UCL), professional institutes and organisations (BRE, IPF, CORENET and RICS) and property firms and consultancies, (Berkeley Homes, Prudential, GVA Grimley, King Sturge)