Nalumino Akakandelwa

PHD Student

Nalumino Akakandelwa

Nalumino Akakandelwa

Academic Area(s): Real Estate & Planning
Supervisor(s): Dr Steven Devaney, Professor Kathy Pain
Research Topic(s): Liquidity in commercial real estate markets: a social network analysis

Areas of academic interest

Real Estate Market Analysis; Role of Real Estate Brokers; Search Theory; Market Transaction Social Networks


Nalumino’s research interest is in investigating the relationship between how commercial real estate brokers use social network resources in direct investment transactions, and time on market. His aim is to use a combination of search theories and social network analysis to empirically establish the influence of broker behaviour on liquidity of commercial real estate markets.


  • December 2005 - Advanced Diploma in Financial Services: Property – Institute of Bankers in South Africa
  • October 1999 - Master of Philosophy (Land Economy) – University of Cambridge, UK
  • April 1996 - Bachelor of Science (Land Economy) – Copperbelt University, Zambia


Nalumino worked in private sector practices providing valuation and estate management services. He then pursued an academic career as lecturer in real estate economics, finance, management, valuation and taxation in Zambia, Namibia and South Africa. He participated in curriculum development of Real Estate programme from Land Economy at Copperbelt University in Zambia, Honours degrees in Property Studies at Polytechnic of Namibia (now Namibia University of Science and Technology), and at University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He was part of the steering committee that coordinated the African Real Estate Society/Commonwealth Association of Surveyors and Land Economists Conference in Zambia. In South Africa, Nalumino presented short training (pro bono) in valuation CPD Seminars for the Black Professional Valuers Association.

Research Grants

  • PhD Studentship – University of Reading – 2013 to 2016
  • Cambridge Livingstone Research Grant – University of Cambridge – 1999
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship – University of Cambridge – 1998 to 1999