Real Estate

Real Estate

The Department of Real Estate has a strong track record of interdisciplinary research in the area of property investment and property market analysis. The Centre for Real Estate Research (CRER) acts as a focus for interdisciplinary research in the area of real estate investment and property market analysis. There is close collaboration with the Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability and the Institute for Rural Research.

Our subscriptions include Bloomberg, Datastream Premium, Worldscope, Morningstar Encorr, Newscope, Lipper Tass, TickHistory which, along with software packages such as Matlab, Eviews, RATS, and Stata.


  • Property investment
  • Property market analysis

Please look at the profiles of our Real Estate academics for more details.

Dr Rainer Schulz, Real Estate's Director of Research, as well as Postgraduate Research (PGR) Coordinator for the discipline.

Real Estate Research Seminar Series

External Guest Seminars
Speaker Affiliation Topic Date
Dr Sophie R. Waltl University of Cambridge A Framework to Monitor the Effects of External Shocks on Housing Markets 21/03/2024
Dr Sahil Gandhi University of Manchester Do Mandatory Disclosures Squeeze the Lemons? The Case of Housing Markets 08/02/2024
Professor Helen Bao University of Cambridge

Is Hiding My First Name Enough? Using Behavioural Interventions to Mitigate Racial and Gender Discrimination in the Rental Housing Market

Dr Melanie Zhang University of Northumbria An empirical study on the location of co-working spaces 23/11/2022
Professor Martin Hoesli / Louis Johner University of Geneva Portfolio diversification across U.S. gateway and non-gateway real estate markets 11/05/2022
Professor Steven Bourassa Florida Atlantic University Walkability and house prices 27/04/2022
Professor Colin Lizieri University of Cambridge Price diffusion across international private commercial real estate markets 30/03/2022
Professor Ken Gibb University of Glasgow and Director of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence

Evaluating an EnerPHit deep retrofit of a traditional Glasgow tenement: 107 Niddrie Road



Internal Seminars
Speaker Topic Date
Dr Rainer Schulz / Dr Verity Watson / Dr Martin Wersing

Lessons from the pandemic: working from home and housing demand in Scotland