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Dr Catherine Hughes

Associate Professor

Dr Catherine Hughes 75j1cuzl7

Specialisms

  • Asset management, 
  • Commercial leases

Location

HBS 216, Whiteknights Campus

Cathy is a chartered surveyor who joined the research team of Real Estate & Planning in 2002 from the Valuation Office Agency where she was a senior valuer. She then took up a position as lecturer, and subsequently associate professor, in valuation and management. She became Head of Real Estate & Planning in August 2015.

Her primary interests are commercial lease regulation and the landlord and tenant relationship; she has worked on major research studies funded by the UK government into aspects of commercial lease regulation. Her recent focus has been on the role of the professions in changing industry practices. Other research and teaching interests include valuation and asset management.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Reading
  • BSc (Hons) Management Science, Manchester
  • Diploma in Surveying, CEM
  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Reference: Hughes, C. , Sayce, S. , Shepherd, E. and Wyatt, P. (2020) Implementing a land value tax: considerations on moving from theory to practice. Land Use Policy, 94. 104494. ISSN 0264-8377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104494
Reference: Hughes, C. , McCluskey, W., Sayce, S. , Shepherd, E. , Wyatt, P. and Shepherd, E., (2018) Investigation of potential land value tax policy - options for Scotland. Report. Scottish Land Commission pp121.
Reference: Hughes, C. (2015) The role of industry bodies in changing market practices through self-regulation: commercial property leasing in the UK. PhD thesis, University of Reading.
Reference: Hughes, C. and Jackson, C. (2015) Death of the high street: identification, prevention, reinvention. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 2 (1). pp. 236-255. ISSN 2168-1376 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/21681376.2015.1016098
Reference: Hughes, W. and Hughes, C. (2013) Professionalism and professional institutions in times of change. Building Research & Information, 41 (1). pp. 28-38. ISSN 0961-3218 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2013.737096
Reference: Hughes, C. and Crosby, N. (2012) The challenge of self-regulation in commercial property leasing: a study of lease codes in the UK. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 4 (1). pp. 23-44. ISSN 1756-1450 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/17561451211211723
Reference: Crosby, N. , Hughes, C. and Murdoch, J. , (2004) Influences on secured lending property valuations in the UK. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 14/04. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp26.
Reference: Ball, M. , Allmendinger, P. and Hughes, C. , (2008) Housing supply and planning delay in the South of England. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning . 04/08. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp22.
Reference: Hughes, C. and Crosby, N. , (2010) Policy making without legislating: the self-regulation of commercial property leasing. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 06/10. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp22.
Reference: Crosby, N. and Hughes, C. , (2011) The basis of valuations for secured commercial property lending in the UK. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 09/11. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp38.
Reference: Crosby, N. and Hughes, C. (2011) The basis of valuations for secured commercial property lending in the UK. Journal of European Real Estate Research, 4 (3). pp. 225-242. ISSN 1753-9269 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/17539261111183425
Reference: Crosby, N. , Murdoch, S. , Hughes, C. and Mubanga, Y., (2004) The status of property valuations. ESRC, London. pp63.
Reference: Hughes, C. , Lizieri, C. and McAllister, P. , (2005) The FSA and the property investment sector. Report. Investment Property Forum pp19.
Reference: Crosby, N. , Hughes, C. , Lizieri, C. and Oughton, M., (2005) Messages from the Oracle: assessing the impact of major in-town shopping centres. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 29/05. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp20.
Reference: Crosby, N. , Hughes, C. and Murdoch, S. , (2005) Monitoring the 2002 code of practice for commercial leases - final report. Regeneration and economic growth. Report. Department of Communities and Local Development, London. pp480. ISBN 1851127771
Reference: Crosby, N. , Hughes, C. , Lizieri, C. and Oughton, M. (2005) A message from the Oracle: the land use impact of a major in-town shopping centre on local retailing. Journal of Property Research, 22 (2-3). pp. 245-265. ISSN 1466-4453 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09599910500453848
Reference: Gallimore, P. , Hughes, C. and McAllister, P. , (2006) Property stock selection: organization, incentives and information. Report. Investment property forum, London. pp75.
Reference: Crosby, N. , Hughes, C. and Murdoch, S. (2006) Exit strategies for business tenants. Journal of Property Research, 23 (3). pp. 215-235. ISSN 1466-4453 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09599910600933848
Reference: Crosby, N. , Hughes, C. and Murdoch, S. (2006) Flexible property leasing and the small business tenant. Journal of Property Research, 23 (2). pp. 163-188. ISSN 1466-4453 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09599910600800518
Reference: Crosby, N. and Hughes, C. , (2009) Monitoring the 2007 Code for leasing business premises. Regeneration and economic growth. 09ACST0599. Report. Department for Communities and Local Government, London. pp56. ISBN 9781409815578
Reference: Crosby, N. and Hughes, C. (2009) Kept out of reach. Estates Gazette (929). pp. 92-93. ISSN 0014-1240
Reference: Ball, M. , Allmendinger, P. M. and Hughes, C. (2009) Housing supply and planning delay in the South of England. Journal of European Real Estate Research, 2 (2). pp. 151-169. ISSN 1753-9269 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/17539260910978463
Reference: Crosby, N. , Hughes, C. and Murdoch, J. , (2004) Influences on secured lending property valuations in the UK. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 04/04. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp25.
Reference: Crosby, N. , Hughes, C. and Murdoch, S. , (2005) Are property agents to blame for upward only rent reviews? Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 25/05. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp18.
Reference: Crosby, N. , Hughes, C. and Murdoch, S. , (2005) Do small business tenants need protecting in commercial lease negotiations? Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 22/05. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp21.
Reference: Hughes, C. , (2006) Information sources and advice used by small business tenants when leasing commercial property. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 16/06. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp21.
Reference: Crosby, N. , Hughes, C. and Murdoch, S. , (2006) Exit strategies for business tenants. Working Papers in Real Estate & Planning. 03/06. Working Paper. University of Reading, Reading. pp23.
Reference: McAllister, P. , Hughes, C. and Gallimore, P. (2008) Principal-agent issues in asset acquisition: UK institutions and their investment agents. Journal of Property Research, 25 (4). pp. 269-283. ISSN 0959-9916 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09599910902837010