I am a professor in Real Estate Finance at University College London (UCL). My main focus is in real estate investment and finance, infrastructure investment and affordable housing. In particular I assess the role of institutional investors in those markets. A large part of my research has focused on the role of location for the pricing of assets, I am chairing the Affordable Housing Group at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction (BSSC). I also do advisory projects for industry and policy makers, having worked previously with CASE, G15, the National Housing Federation, RICS, EPRA, among others. I am interested in policy evaluation in the housing and real estate sector, including the rental market. I work with both macro and micro level data and have extensive experience in various quantitative methodologies. My main focus of advisory work is looking at policy evaluation in the UK market for affordable housing products.
I have published over 20 peer-reviewed papers in the leading real estate and finance academic journals such as the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Energy Economics. I am a regular panelist on topics related to affordable housing and infrastructure finance. I have disseminated my research in more than 50 conferences and symposiums, frequenting the Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) and the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA). I am a research affiliate at the ESCP Institute of Real Estate Finance and Management and the UCL Centre for Finance. I also serve on the BSSC Advisory Board. I have been involved in various roles including co-director of research and PhD programme director for BSSC.
My research has received competitive research and industry awards. These include awards by RERI , RICS , Homer Hoyt Institute , Cushman and Wakefield (DTZ), University of Reading Research Endowment Trust Fund .
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