Professor of Property Studies, Massey University, New Zealand (PhD – University of Manchester, UK).
Key Interests: Housing, Economics, Planning, Geography, Development, Finance, Real Estate, Tech, Environment, Society, Politics and Policy.
Professor Graham Squires is an International Economist, Geographer, and Planner with expertise in Property and Housing.
Author of 6 books. Written over 100 peer-review journals, conference papers, grant-funded reports, and book chapters. Lectured at The University of Manchester, UWE Bristol, and Birmingham University.
Visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley, University of Illinois, and Delft University.
President-Elect – Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES); Council member of the New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE).
CEO of The Property Foundation, and a Fulbright Scholar
Graham is currently Head of The Property Group in the School of Economics and Finance, College of Business. Further, he has been Director of The Real Estate Analysis Unit and Associate Head of School. He is a Fulbright Scholar registered at The University of California, Berkeley. He has lectured in the United Kingdom at The University of Manchester, UWE Bristol, and Birmingham University. Visiting positions have been at The University of Illinois, United States; and Delft University, The Netherlands.
He is the current CEO of The Property Foundation that connects academia, the property industry, and society. This connection exemplifies his approach to research that is real-world relevant, multi-stakeholder engaged, and empirically robust. His ethos is to improve the integration of theory-practice-policy that is multi-disciplinary and works with multiple institutions.
Discipline and subject expertise focus on property in the development-planning nexus with respect to economics and the economy. His work involves cutting-edge large-scale projects that provide international lesson learning and policy transfer. Recent studies include concerns of housing affordability, affordable housing, housing market resilience, infrastructure finance, real estate crowdfunding (FinTech), and machine learning in real estate (PropTech-Artificial Intelligence).
He is the author of 6 books all published by Routledge. Urban and Environmental Economics (2012) Solo Author. International Approaches to Real Estate Development (2015) with Erwin Heurkens. Building Procurement (2011) with Brian Greenhalgh. Routledge Companion to Real Estate Development (2017) with Erwin Heurkens and Rick Peiser (Harvard University). Construction Procurement: Complex Property Development (2022) with Brian Greenhalgh and Abdul Mahamadu. The Economics of Property and Planning (2022) Solo Author. He has over 100 peer review journals, conference papers, grant-funded reports, and book chapters. Grant funders include The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK, Global), Valuers Education and Integrity Foundation (New Zealand), The Property Foundation (New Zealand), Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC, UK), Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG, UK), Economics and Social Research Council (UK), and The Fulbright Commission (US-UK).
He takes a public engagement approach and has been interviewed over 100 times by the media on property-related issues. Recent media outputs include TVNZ, Radio NZ, NewsTalk ZB, National Business Review, Stuff, The Dominion Post, NZ Herald, and NewsHub. Outreach includes invitations to many globally recognised academic seminars, consultancies, and professional bodies. With over 30 invited roles as keynote speaker, chair, host, guest speaker, and panel speaker.
He is also committed to scholarly duties with extensive peer-reviewing on academic journals, doctoral theses, and research grants. For learned societies, he is on the editorial board of the Property Management Journal (PMJ) and the Journal of Property Investment and Finance (JPIF). He is a board director of the International Real Estate Society (IRES), and President-Elect of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES). Further, he is board member of the New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE).