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Oliver Tannor

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Specialisms

  • Sustainable Real: Sustainable Development, Green Buildings, Occupant Health and Wellbeing, Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), Sustainable Property Management.

Oliver is currently a doctoral researcher specialising in how PBSAs across the UK affect students’ health and well-being. He attained a BSc in Real Estate from the University for Development Studies (UDS), Ghana in in 2014. He served as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department of Real Estate and Land Management at (UDS) for one academic year (2014/15). He holds an MSc in Real Estate from the University of Reading. He also holds an MPhil in Development Management from the University for Development Studies and an Executive Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies in Ghana. Before his return to Reading for his PhD, Oliver was a Lecturer in the Department of Real Estate at the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies, Ghana. He taught modules in Real Estate Development, Real Estate Markets, Development Appraisal and Property Economics.

Research topic

How buildings impact the health and wellbeing of their occupants: The case of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the UK

Supervisors

Prof Eamonn D'Arcy Eamonn D'Arcy | Henley Business School and Dr Jorn Van de Wetering Jorn van de Wetering | Henley Business School

Qualifications:

Executive Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation, SD-Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies

MPhil. Development Management, University for Development Studies

Thesis Title: A post occupancy assessment of end-user satisfaction with facility management in office buildings and shopping malls in Accra.

MSc. Real Estate, University of Reading

Final Project: A development appraisal of 317 Finchley Road, London

BSc. Real Estate, University for Development Studies

Research grants:

Awards:

  • HBS PhD Studentship
  • Ghana Education Trust Fund Scholarship (to cover accommodation, travel and living expenses at Henley Business School) (£ 13,300).
  • Henley Business School MSc Real Estate full tuition fee scholarship 2016/2017 (£ 19,900)
  • Winner, Surveyor Samuel Ofori-Offei award for academic excellence in Real Estate and Land Management (Ghana Institution of Surveyors, 2015).
  • Best graduating student in Real Estate, University for Development Studies (2014)
  • Best National Director of Finance of the year 2012/2013, Databank Universal Economic School
  • President of the Real Estate and Land Management Students Association (University for Development Studies (2013/2014 academic year).

Publications:

  1. Journal
  1. Tannor, O., Dordaa, F. and Akparep, J.Y. (2023), "Agency problems in facility management (FM) outsourcing in the Ghanaian retail sector", Journal of Corporate Real Estate, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCRE-12-2022-0041
  1. Tannor, O., Appau, W.M. and Attakora-Amaniampong, E. (2023), "A post-occupancy evaluation of in-house facilities management service quality and user satisfaction in multi-tenanted office buildings in Ghana", Facilities, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/F-08-2022-0116
  1. Alhassan, T., Kidido, J.K. and Tannor, O. (2023), "Assessment of facilities management sourcing approaches in hotels in Ghana: a study of selected hotels in Wa", Property Management, Vol. 41 No. 4, pp. 524-543. https://doi.org/10.1108/PM-07-2022-0052
  1. Tannor, O., Ofori-Darko, J., Alhassan, T. and Boadu, J. (2023) “Compliance with welfare facilities and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements on construction sites in Ghana”, Journal of Planning and Land Management, 2(2), pp. 12–26. doi: 10.36005/jplm.v2i2.27
  1. Tannor, O., Alhassan, T., Ahiadu, A. A., (2022). A Delphi Technique Analysis of Drivers of Outsourcing Decisions Among Multi-Tenanted Shopping Mall Owners in Ghana. Journal of Facility Management Education and Research, 6 (1) 22–32. doi: https://doi.org/10.22361/jfmer/151646
  1. Appau, M.W., Attakora-Amaniampong, E. and Tannor, O. (2022), "Student housing design implications for single-room occupancy during COVID-19 in Ghana", Open House International, Vol. 48 No. 2, pp. 356-380. https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-03-2022-0081
  1. Tannor, O., Attakora-Amaniampong, E. and Derbile, E.K. (2022), "Drivers of facility management strategies used in multi-tenanted office buildings in Ghana", Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFM-12-2021-0156
  1. Tannor, O., Attakora-Amaniampong, E. and Appau, W.M. (2021), "User satisfaction with outsourced facility management (FM) services in multi-tenanted shopping malls in Ghana", Facilities, Vol. 40 No. 3/4, pp. 198-213. https://doi.org/10.1108/F-12-2020-0134
  1. Appau, M., Tannor, O., Ofori, P., (2020). Modern Trends in Ownership and Acquisition of Large-scale Lands in Teshie and Kasoa, Ghana. Ghana Journal of Development Studies, 17 (2), 95-116. Link : https://www.ajol.info/index.php/gjds/article/view/200736
  1. News Paper
  1. Tannor, O. (2021, October 4th). Loan-To- Value Ratio and Debt Service Coverage Ratio: Two Things You Should Understand Before Lending or Borrowing for A Real Estate Project. Real Estate Times Africa. Link : https://realestatetimesafrica.com/opinions/1100/Loan-To-+Value+Ratio+And+Debt+Service+Coverage+Ratio+Two+Things+You+Should+Understand+Before+Lending+Or+Borrowing+For+A+Real+Estate+Project+
  1. Tannor, O. (2021, July 27). Bike Sharing: A More Sustainable Way To Move Informal Settlements Out Of The Inner City Of Accra?. Real Estate Times Africa, pp 12.

Link:https://realestatetimesafrica.com/news/development/916/Bike+Sharing+A+More+Sustainable+Way+To+Move+Informal+Settlements+Out+Of+The+Inner+City+Of+Accra