Archive | Posts | Free Content RSS feed for this section
What is Research?

What is Research?

‘Research’ is a term that covers a multitude of activities, but in one way or another they are all about finding things out. At one level this can mean simply collecting information, so that an evening spent on the internet looking up holiday options is a form of research. But at another level research involves […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
PhD

PhD Opportunities – Massey University, New Zealand

I currently have capacity to take on further PhD students that fit with my broad academic interests of: Property (Real Estate) Economics and Finance I have supervised on the following PhD research: 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-Current). […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →
2 years on: Is the Housing Affordability crisis still a crisis?

2 years on: Is the Housing Affordability crisis still a crisis?

Here’s part of an article I wrote for the main online NZ media outlet stuff.co.nz on housing affordability prior to the 2017 election… Talk of a housing “crisis” tends to focus on an increasing number of people not being able to afford good quality, affordable housing – whether through owner-occupation, private renting or social renting. Affordability […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Property Management Journal Editorial Board

Property Management Journal Editorial Board

I currently serve on the editorial board for the Property Management journal. The journal aims to provide current information and research findings in the property management field. The journal has adopted a wide subject remit and addresses key issues from an international perspective, covering all aspects of property management, such as social inclusion and environmental issues, […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Journal of Property Investment and Finance Editorial

Journal of Property Investment and Finance Editorial

I’m serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Property Investment and Finance. The objectives of the journal are to… be an international forum for the interchange of information and ideas relating to property valuation and investment, property management and decision making in all property markets. The aim is to inform and encourage debate […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Marathon Running

Marathon Running

I have spent a great deal of time running over the last 20 years or so. Thought I’d log some events I’ve been in, I can’t remember all of the years… London Marathon 2003 London Marathon 2006 Leicester Marathon 2015 Chester Half Macclesfield Half Silverstone Half 2004 Congleton Half 2004 Wilmslow Half 2008 Bristol Half […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Crowdfunding real estate

Crowdfunding real estate

In  a journal paper we argue that Disruptive Innovation Theory indicates that there is disruptive potential of Real Estate Crowd-Funding (RECF). As an excerpt…”RECF seems to generally align with the classic characteristics of disruptive innovations…RECF may potentially improve accessibility and affordability of real estate finance, thereby helping to address the problem of shortage of real […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Improving water quality with rural land use policy: (re)balancing farmland regulation, intensification and financial viability

Improving water quality with rural land use policy: (re)balancing farmland regulation, intensification and financial viability

              Policymakers in New Zealand are attempting to achieve improved environmental outcomes by implementing an output-based approach to non-point-source pollution from intensive agricultural production. Initial emphasis has focused on the nitrogen leached, with the assumption that this can be calculated accurately on an individual-property basis. While catchment-wide nitrogen-loss levels are […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →