Wide-ranging topics evince global interest
University of Auckland, January 16, 2018
How property-owners decision-making influenced the Christchurch rebuild, challenges to commercial landlords posed by the rising co-working culture, and a new approach to managing Mori land are among the topics being covered at a major property research conference in Auckland.
The University of Auckland Business Schools Department of Property will host the 24th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES) Conference from January 21 to 24, 2018.
The conference will bring together leading thinkers and practitioners in disciplines of property and real estate.
Its 2018 theme is Property research for our changing world, covering housing markets, urban planning and design, sustainability, behaviour economics, property management, investment and valuation.
Industry-sponsored panels will explore millennials and real estate, the future of work and commercial property, and market dynamics in the wake of the Christchurch, Wellington and Kaikoura earthquakes.
The panels are sponsored and presented by CBRE, JLL and Colliers International.
Other New Zealand-focused sessions highlight research into regional regeneration focussing on Ashburton, Timaru and Oamaru (from the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge); Aucklands unaffordable housing market; changing notions about Waiheke Island baches by their owners, buyers and sellers as a window into what happens when homes become assets, the over sixties townhouse market in Christchurch and a new framework for better managing collectively owned Mori land.
Trends and Challenges
Delegates will also get insights into trends and challenges in other markets and countries, including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Professor Colin Lizieri (University of Cambridge) and Professor Norm Miller (University of San Diego) will deliver keynote speeches on the dynamic challenges afoot in the property profession globally and what to expect over the next decade.
Professor Deborah Levy, Conference Organiser and Head of Department of Property at University of Auckland Business School said that the Institution is excited to host such a strong line-up of researchers from around the world.
Property touches everyone and represents a major economic and social force, and rigorous, relevant research supports best practice and better policy, she said.
More than 170 delegates from 17 countries have registered as delegates to the conference.
Photo Caption: Professor Deborah Levy