University of Reading

University of Reading

Real Estate and Planning

The main research areas in the School are; real estate investment and finance: This theme provides a focus for research on financial and economic issues in commercial real estate with the aim of disseminating research findings academically and to work with stakeholders in the real estate finance and investment community. Research themes include: asset pricing models for real estate equities; CMBS products and derivatives markets; applications of option pricing theory and behavioural finance and economics; time series modelling and statistical properties of data generating process; 'green' real estate economics; markets segmentation, forecasting; portfolio and risk management; liquidity in real estate markets; real estate appraisal and management. Other areas of interest include corporate real estate and issues surrounding property data; planning and the environment: The themes of environment and planning embraces and draws on the interfaces and between theory and practice and shifts across scales from the neighbourhood scale through to global influences on space, place and use.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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