Professor Neil Crosby in New Zealand and India
14 February 2014
Neil Crosby, the Professor of Real Estate in the School of Real Estate and Planning, has just returned from a week long trip to India and New Zealand.
Neil Crosby, the Professor of Real Estate in the School of Real Estate and Planning, has just returned from a week long trip to India and New Zealand. In New Zealand he gave one of the three conference keynote addresses at the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society 2014 Conference in Christchurch. Christchurch is still recovering from the major earthquakes that have decimated parts of the City Centre and the conference theme revolved around the rebuilding.
Neil's address ranged across global real estate appraisal and valuation issues in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. He illustrated how real estate, despite being identified as a major issue in precipitating the crisis, had been virtually ignored in the subsequent attempts to regulate banks to stop it happening all over again. He concluded it would not stop it happening again and that a repeat is inevitable.
On his way to New Zealand, Neil took part in the accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors of three postgraduate and undergraduate degree programmes in Amity University, Delhi. These programmes in Real Estate and Construction are the first RICS accredited courses in India, one of the major emerging real estate markets in the world. RICS is the leading internationally recognised professional body for the real estate and construction industries and accredits our undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the field here at the University of Reading, both within Real Estate & Planning and also Construction Management & Engineering.