Skip to main content

Dr Howard Cooke

Lecturer in Corporate Real Estate

Howard Cooke

Specialisms

  • Corporate Real Estate, 
  • Lease Restructuring, 
  • Asset Management

Location

165 EM, Whiteknights, University of Reading

Howard is the owner and Director of CORE Consult, a small consultancy that specialises in all aspects of Corporate Real Estate, and he has over 30 years’ professional experience in both consultancy and client roles. Previously he has taught at University College, London, CASS Business School, Oxford Brookes University and the University College of Estate Management. In September 2021, Howard received his PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology.

Howard is the owner and Director of CORE Consult, a CRE consultancy, and he has over 30 years’ professional experience, primarily as a consultant but also as a client. His experience includes acquisitions; asset management; disposals; restructuring; litigation management; and portfolio management strategies. A major focus has been on lease liabilities arising from occupiers no longer requiring space and the mitigation of both cost and risk. Recent clients include the Institute of Engineering & Technology, Santander, William Morrisons, Whitbread, and B&Q.

Qualifications

  • BSc in Geography
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor
  • Fellow of Chartered Management Institute
  • PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology

Key Publications

Cooke, H., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T. (2021a). Lifting the lid on the black box of Corporate Real Estate decision-making; dealing with surplus property Journal of European Real Estate Research 14:1 100-119

Cooke, H., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T. (2021b). Inhibitors and facilitators of Corporate Real Estate dynamic alignment Journal of European Real Estate Research Published on Emerald Insight 23 May 2021 DOI 10.1108/JERER-08-2020-0048

Cooke, H., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T. (2019a). Adjustment of Corporate Real Estate During a Period of Significant Business Change International Journal of Strategic Property Management 23.3: 171-186

Cooke, H., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T. (2019b). Is the much-discussed agility of Corporate Real estate visible in Practice? An Empirical Study of the Relationship Between Business Metrics and Surplus Property International Journal of Strategic Property Management 23.4: 227-243

Harris, R. & Cooke H. (2014) ‘Is Corporate Real Estate at a Crossroads?’ Journal of Corporate Real16.4: 275-289

Cooke, H. & Woodhead, S. (2008) ‘Break Strategy – The Key to Breaking Out.’ Journal of Corporate Real 10.1: 110-120


Publications

Cooke, H., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T. (2019) An Investigation of the operation of CRE Decision Making ERES Annual Summit Paris

Cooke, H., Appel-Meulenbroek, R. & Arentze, T. (2017) Adjustment of Corporate Real Estate During a Period of Significant Business Change ERES Annual Summit Delft

Cooke, H. (2014) ‘The Scale of Commitment to CRE.’ Paper presented at the ERES Annual Summit 2014 Bucharest

Cooke, H. & Woodhead, S. (2007) ‘Corporate Occupiers’ Handbook.’ Originally published by Estates Gazette and now CORE Consult

Cooke, H. (2004) ‘FRS12: Guidance on implementation for corporate real estate managers.’ Journal of Corporate Real Estate 6.4 Sept 2004: 309–324.

Cooke, H. (2003) ‘The Reluctant Landlord scenario’. Journal of Corporate Real Estate 5.2 Apr 2003: 165–172.

Cooke, H. (2002) ‘Survival strategies for corporate real estate in uncertain times’ Journal of Corporate Real Estate 4.4 Sept 2002: 365–374.

Strategic Management of Corporate Real Estate

The module aims to provide the student with an understanding of the role, responsibilities and skills required of the CRE asset manager and a critical appreciation of the diversity and...

Module code: REMB40