I joined the University of Aberdeen Business School in 2012 after the completion of my PhD and have been teaching courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I now look after the Real Estate group as the Head of the group. My research interests are in the areas of residential properties, ESG in real estate, behavior in real estate investments, flexible working spaces, tokenisation in real estate, and governance of the built environment.
My research interests are in the areas of residential properties, urban studies, corporate real estate, flexible working spaces, tokenisation in real estate, and governance of the built environment. I am also interested in property related energy research, particularly in terms of willingness to pay for energy efficiency in different real estate sectors and changes in such energy usage over the time.
- Urban and Regional Planning
- Real Estate
- Urban Studies
- UK Government/Parliamentary Studies
Liu, N., Azure, J., and Deaguiar T. (2021) "Combustible cladding: Neoliberalism and the boundaries between safety and profit", submitted to Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, Under review.
Tokenised real estate.
The dynamics of flexible working spaces.
Rent discrimation in coworking providers.
Location choice of households during the Covid pandemic.
Pricing strategy in the private housing market.
The governance of building regulations.
Collabration with Dr Wanpeng Li at Computing Science University of Aberdeen and Dr Yuan Zhao on a project on Initial Coin Offerings and Security Token Offering.
PhD project: Coworking dynamics, PhD candidate: Fernanda Antunes. Co-supervised with Professor Hutchison.
Funding and Grants
"The impact of distributed ledgers on the real estate market", funded by RICS research trust.
"Cladding issues in high rise buildings – the evolution of the performance-based regulation from an interdisciplinary perspective" funded by the Carnegie Trust for Scottish Universities.
Lecturer and course coordinator for the following courses:
PO2009 Land and Property Economics
PO2509 Princinples of property valuation
BU5030 Real Estate Research
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Industry Herding in Crypto AssetsInternational Review of Financial Analysis, vol. 84, 102335Contributions to Journals: Articles
Flexible workspace providers as tenants: an analysis of the rental prices in the London marketJournal of Property Investment & Finance, vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 448-464Contributions to Journals: Articles
Information transparency and pricing strategy in the Scottish housing marketInternational Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 429-450Contributions to Journals: Articles
Market buoyancy, information transparency and pricing strategy in the Scottish housing marketUrban Studies, vol. 58, no. 16, pp. 3388-3406Contributions to Journals: Articles
The impact of environmental regulation on total factor productivity of firms: An analysis based on technical distanceChinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 244-250Contributions to Journals: Articles
Do renters skimp on energy efficiency during economic recessions? Evidence from Northeast ScotlandEnergy, vol. 165 , no. Part A, pp. 164-175Contributions to Journals: Articles
From oil wealth to green growth - An empirical agent-based model of recession, migration and sustainable urban transitionEnvironmental Modelling and Software, vol. 107, pp. 119-140Contributions to Journals: Articles
Counter urbanisation, planning and house prices: An analysis of the Aberdeen Housing Market Area, 1984 – 2010Town Planning Review, vol. 84, no. 1, pp. 81-105Contributions to Journals: Articles
Do incomers pay more for rural housing?Environment and Planning A, vol. 44, no. 8, pp. 1986-2005Contributions to Journals: Articles
Deliverable n.4.1 CAP-IRE project: Background analysis on chain effects. 25 pages.Other Contributions: Other Contributions