Steven Devaney re-joined Real Estate & Planning as an Associate Professor in June 2017. His teaching and research focus on commercial real estate appraisal and investment. One area of specific interest has been the construction of performance indexes for commercial real estate and he was involved in the development of Transaction Linked Indicators that are now published by MSCI.
Other research areas include the liquidity of private real estate markets and funds, and the property development industry. He has published in a range of academic journals including the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Property Research, Journal of Real Estate Research, Construction Management and Economics, Journal of Portfolio Management and the Journal of Business Ethics. He has also written research reports for the RICS Research Trust, the Investment Property Forum and the European Public Real Estate Association. In addition, he is interested in the history of property markets and his doctoral research, completed in 2010, focused on the history of the City of London office market.
- PhD, University of Reading
- BSc (Hons) Land Management, University of Reading
Current PhD students
Tayo Odunsi: Construction of a Nigeria house price index and an assessment of its relationship with household incomes. First supervisor.
Melanie Zhang: Impact of Heterogeneous Investors in Commercial Real Estate Market. First supervisor
Projects in Appraisal and Management
This module consists of projects related to the appraisal and management of real estate assets. Since the nature of each topic will vary with changing market conditions and the importance...
Investment Appraisal and Valuation
This module develops the theory and practice of appraisal for individual property investments, mainly in the context of the commercial and industrial real estate investment markets. It will consider different...
RICS Research Trust, ‘Performance metrics, required returns and achieved returns for UK real estate development’, 2018-19
Investment Property Forum, ‘Long Term Value Methodologies in Commercial Real Estate Lending Analysis’, Ongoing
Investment Property Forum, ‘Residual Land Values: Measuring Performance and Investigating Viability’, 2017-2018
Investment Property Forum, ‘Unravelling Liquidity in Direct Commercial Real Estate Markets: An International Study’, 2015-2016
Investment Property Forum, ‘Time to Transact: Measurement and Drivers’, 2013-14
- Commercial property investment
- Property valuation
- Property indices