Matthew Pollock

PHD Student

Matthew Pollock

Matthew Pollock

Academic Area(s): Real Estate & Planning
Supervisor(s): Professor Pat McAllister
Research Topic(s): The Performance of the Listed Housebuilding Sector and Housing Supply

Areas of academic interest

Listed real estate; housing economics; commercial property investment


There is a knowledge gap in the financial performance of housebuilding firms. The research aims to take relevant theory and methodology from academic finance and accountancy, and apply it to the housebuilding sector, whilst taking account of real estate-specific factors such as the planning system and supply inelasticity. One specific goal is to quantify, through an asset-pricing approach, the importance of land holdings on the financial performance of housebuilders.


  • BSc Economics, University of Leicester (2012)
  • MSc Real Estate Finance, University of Reading (2017)

Research grants

Reading Real Estate & Planning PhD Studentship