RERC brings together an energetic and expanding group of researchers, all working within the broad field of real estate but with a shared ambition and vision to drive forward the sustainability agenda as it applies to property. Thus a cross-cutting theme of the work of the Centre is to provide more sustainable ways of using and evaluating property as a resource in a changing world. It thus has a distinctive and important role within the real estate research community. Colleagues in the Centre seek to work collaboratively both with practitioners and researchers from other organisations and to connect with other researchers in the university who share the goal of a more sustainable future achieved through and by the built environment.
The research undertaken by researchers in the Centre focuses on the valuation, appraisal and management of property, frequently using the context of sustainability as the exemplar for study. The current work undertake by members of RERC fall into five sub-areas:
Researchers are currently engaged in a range of exciting projects in highly focused and specialist areas relating to investment worth models, contaminated and brownfield land, taxation and fiscal incentives and the valuation of heritage assets. Those interested in studying for research degrees in real estate and who have a relevant first or masters degree should contact the Director for an informal conversation.