REP PhD student looking for investment professionals for doctoral research

13 April 2016

REP PhD student looking for investment professionals for doctoral research

Nalumino Akakandelwa, a doctoral researcher in the School of Real Estate and Planning, is seeking professionals involved in the asset acquisition process – either as investment agents or within major investment firms – who would be willing to be interviewed about their work subject to appropriate confidentiality anonymity and data management guarantees.

Nalumino Akakandelwa, a doctoral researcher in the School of Real Estate and Planning, is seeking professionals involved in the asset acquisition process – either as investment agents or within major investment firms – who would be willing to be interviewed about their work subject to appropriate confidentiality anonymity and data management guarantees.

Nalumino’s doctoral research focuses on institutional grade real estate investments and is supervised by Dr Steven Devaney and Professor Kathy Pain. The research, entitled “Liquidity In Commercial Real Estate Markets: A Social Networks Approach”, explores how search strategies for direct sales transaction opportunities are associated with real estate market liquidity. The research is conducted in South Africa and United Kingdom to understand search strategies in emerging and developed real estate markets. The following are thematic areas covered in the research:

  • Perception of commercial real estate market liquidity
  • Commercial real estate market characteristics that influence search methods
  • Access to private market information on commercial real estate opportunities

Primary data is sought through 30 – 40 minute face-to-face interviews from individuals willing to participate in the study such as transaction managers and real estate investment agents involved in direct commercial office sales (vending or acquisitions) transactions. South Africa data was collected between October and mid-November 2015. UK data collection is planned for April – May 2016, and the final report is expected to be produced by end of Q1 2017. The results of the research will be made available if requested. Data will be managed in compliance with the University of Reading Research Data Management Policy and University Code of Good Practices in Research.

 

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