Graham Squires

Professor of Property Studies

Chair at Massey University, New Zealand (PhD – University of Manchester, UK).


Interested in Housing, Economics, Planning, Geography, Development, Finance, Real Estate, Tech, Environment, Society, Politics and Policy.

I have lectured in the UK at The University of Manchester, UWE Bristol, and Birmingham University. I have been a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley, awarded by the prestigious Fulbright US–UK Visiting Scholarship Program; visiting researcher to University of Illinois, United States; and visiting scholar to Delft University, The Netherlands.

I am author of Urban and Environmental Economics, Co-editor of International Approaches to Real Estate Development, and Co-editor of the Companion to Real Estate Development.

I regularly comment to the media on property related issues. I am on the editorial board of the Property Management Journal (PMJ) and the Journal of Property Investment and Finance (JPIF). I am also President-Elect and board member of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES). I have been invited speaker to many academic seminars, consultancies and professional bodies.



Editor – Conference Proceedings Editor – PRRES Pacific Rim Real Estate Society 2020, Canberra, Australia, January 2020

Guest Speaker – Big Issues in Business, Massey University, ‘Affordability and Build to Rent’, Wellington & Palmerston North, New Zealand, 12th and 13th September 2019

Host – Property Foundation Seminar – Auckland, New Zealand, 13th August 2019

Attendee – RICS Awards 2019 – Auckland, New Zealand, 25th July 2019

Presenter – Massey University Seminar Series – Palmerston North, New Zealand, 15th May 2019

Attendee – RICS 2019 Global Economic Outlook Series – Wellington, New Zealand, 20th February 2019

Host – Property Foundation Seminar – Wellington, New Zealand, 22nd November 2018

Host – Property Foundation Launch – Auckland, New Zealand, 4th October 2018

Chairperson – AHDS (Affordable Housing Development Summit). Auckland, New Zealand. 22-23rd August 2018

Panel Speaker – ERES (European Real Estate Society). IRES (International Real Estate Society) Global Real Estate and Property Education Panel: The Next 25 Years “What we can do, must do, will do.”. Reading, United Kingdom, June 2018

Guest Speaker – UTS (University of Technology Sydney), Sydney, Australia, June, 2018

Guest Speaker – Developers Forum – Hamilton, New Zealand, February 2018

Guest Speaker – Housing Economics in New Zealand (Delegation from Denmark) – Wellington, New Zealand, February 2018

Opening Speaker – NZPIF (New Zealand Prooerty Investors Federation) – Napier, New Zealand, October 2017

Guest Speaker – PINZ (Property Institute New Zealand) – Palmerston North, New Zealand, August 2017.

Guest Speaker – LEANZ (Law and Economics Association New Zealand) – Wellington, New Zealand. August 2017.

Guest Speaker – Delft University, The Netherlands. July 2017.

Seminar Speaker – Economics and Finance Seminar Series. Massey University, New Zealand. May 2017

Guest Speaker – JBA Urban Consultancy, Sydney, Australia. January 2017

Guest Speaker – De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom. February 2016

UN (United Nations) Habitat III Input to – GAP (General Assembly of Partners) PCG (Partner Constituent Groups) EAROPH (Eastern Regional Organisation for Planning and Human Settlements) for the memorandum ‘Municipal Finances’ within policy area Urban Framework. November 2015

Guest Speaker – University of Westminster (Highbury Group). – London, United Kingdom, March 2015

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College Member 2015-2019

Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF). Reviewer 2014

Urban Revitalization of Mass Housing. UN-Habitat International Competition. National Jury Reviewer 2014

Guest Speaker – Delft University. November 2014

Guest Speaker – RICS Hungary. October 2014

Guest Speaker – West of England Housing Delivery Panel. February 2014



Post Grad – Urban Economics and Real Estate

Post Grad – Planning Methods and Techniques

Post Grad – Housing and the Economy

Post Grad – Research Methods for Policy and Practice

Post Grad – Real Estate Investment and Development

Post Grad – Dissertations / Research Reports

Under Grad – Business Internship

Under Grad – Property Economics

Under Grad – Dissertations

Under Grad – Property Development Economics

Under Grad – Housing Economics and Finance

Under Grad – Land Use Economics

Under Grad – Planning for Real Estate

Under Grad – Real Estate Economics

Under Grad – Property Development

Under Grad – Dissertation

Under Grad – Urban and Environmental Economics

Under Grad – Economy, Society and the Built Environment

Under Grad – Information Management for the Built Environment

Under Grad – Context of Property



Samantha Organ. (2012-2015). Motivations for Energy Efficient Refurbishment in Housing. PhD

Adekunle, Ogunnaike. (2013-2016). Enhancing Homeownership Opportunities Among Middle-Income Earners. PhD.

Alan Pope. (2016-). Leasehold Properties and Land Rent. PhD

David White. (2017-). Affordable Housing and Investment. PhD

Nikki Montgomery (2017-). Real Estate Finance and Crowdfunding. PhD



Visiting Researcher at Delft University, Netherlands. 2017

Fulbright Visiting Scholar at University of California, Berkeley.  RICS Scholar Award. 2013

Visiting Researcher at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2006



Editorial Board. Property Management (PM) Journal. 2017 to Current

Editorial Board. Journal of Property Investment and Finance (JPIF). 2019 to Current



President-Elect of The Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES). 2020 to 2022

Board Member of The Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES). 2018 to Current



MRICS (Member Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) 2018

PhD (Planning) University of Manchester 2009

MA (Development Studies with Research Training)
 University of Manchester 2004

BA Hons (Economics)
 University of Manchester 2000

PG(Cert)THLE – PostGrad. Cert. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2010



Environment and Planning A

Housing Markets and Analysis

Housing Studies

Urban Studies

Urban Regeneration and Renewal

Land Use Policy

Sustainable Development and Planning

Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation

Property Management Journal

Town Planning Review (TPR)

Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review

Business Studies Journal

Financial Management of Property and Construction

Cultural Economy

Housing and the Built Environment

Habitat International

European Real Estate Research

Urban Research and Practice

Property Investment and Finance

Economic Papers




ESRC 2015

ANR, DFG, ESRC and NWO 2016

ISITE_BFC-Emergence Projects 2018



University of Birmingham (Internal)

University of the Witwatersrand (External)

University of Melbourne (External)

Deakin University, Australia (External)



Housing Studies Association (HSA)

European Network for Housing Research (ENHR)

Association of American Geographers (AAG)

Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)

European Urban Research Association (EURA)

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS / COBRA)

European Real Estate Society (ERES)

Higher Education Academy (HEA)

American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA)

Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES)




Associate Head of School – Massey University, New Zealand. 2018 – Current

Executive Director/CEO – The Property Foundation (TPF) – Massey University, New Zealand – 2016 – Current

Head of Property Group – Massey University, New Zealand. 2016 – Current

College of Business Board Member (Elected) – Massey University, New Zealand. 2019 – 2021

School Research Committee Member – Massey University, New Zealand. 2020 – Current


Chair of Housing Advice Centre, New Zealand. 2018 – 2019

Director – Real Estate Analysis Unit (REAU) – Massey University, New Zealand – 2016 – 2018

School Ethics Co-Ordinator – University of Birmingham. 2014-2016

Housing and Real Estate Research Cluster Lead -UWE, Bristol. 2012-2014