Dr Gianluca Marcato

Reader in Real Estate Finance

Dr Gianluca Marcato

Dr Gianluca Marcato

Programme Director: Postgraduate Research Studies (PhD)
Real Estate & Planning
HBS 219, Whiteknights Campus
+44 (0) 118 378 8178



Gianluca Marcato is Reader (Associate Professor) in Real Estate Finance and Director of Postgraduate Research Studies in the School of Real Estate & Planning at the University of Reading, where he is also Senior Research Associate at the ICMA Centre. Previously he worked at CASS Business School and Bocconi University. Starting from a background in corporate finance, he developed an interest in real estate, and particularly in investment, portfolio management and real estate finance. Lately his research and teaching interest is expanding into liquidity pricing, behavioural finance and real options.

As a consultant in the real estate industry, he led the introduction of a new real estate index and benchmarking service for IPD in Italy and still works as a Chairman of the Italian Valuation Committee. He also created the Jones Lang LaSalle style index, and worked for several other companies on issues such as performance measurement, investment and securities appraisal, portfolio management and real estate finance. He also developed and delivered in-house training for several bodies such as the Bank of Italy, Prudential and BNP Paribas.


  • PhD in Finance
  • MSc in Real Estate Investment
  • Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), Member
  • Financial Services Authority (FSA): Certificate for Corporate Finance Representatives 


Asset Pricing, Portfolio Management, Liquidity, Real Options


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Forthcoming publications

Das, P., Freybote, J. and Marcato, G. Sentiment-Induced Institutional Trading Behavior and Asset Pricing in Securitized Real Estate Markets, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Forthcoming.

Marcato, G. and Nanda, A.  Information Content and Forecasting Ability of Sentiment Indicators: Case of Real Estate Market, Journal of Real Estate Research, Forthcoming.