Olayiwola Oladiran

PHD Student

Olayiwola Oladiran

Olayiwola Oladiran

Academic Area(s): Real Estate & Planning
Research Topic(s): Modelling the Effects of Migration on the Housing Market

Areas of academic interest

Real Estate Economics; International Real Estate Markets; Housing Markets and Migration


Ola holds a Bachelor of Technology in Estate Management from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria and Master of Science in International Real Estate Investment and Finance from Nottingham Trent University United Kingdom. His PhD research focuses on the empirical modelling of the effects of migration on the housing market.

The first component of his PhD research is to develop integrated graphical models that capture the effect of migration waves on housing outcomes, rent and houses. Having developed these graphical models, several empirical models are developed to test for effect of migration shocks on housing tenure, mobility and spatial choices of native-born and immigrants, and to further analyse the effects of these housing outcomes on rents and house prices.

Preliminary results on this research have been presented at several conferences including the European Real Estate Society (ERES) Conference Delft in 2017, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) Conference Amsterdam in 2017, and the European Real Estate Society (ERES) Conference Reading in 2018.

Ola served as the Conference Support Administrator for the European Real Estate Society Annual Conference Reading (2018). He is also Tutor and Assistant Lecturer on Postgraduate and Undergraduate modules, as well as Research Assistant on Research projects at the Department of Real Estate and Planning Henley Business School.


  • MSc International Real Estate Investment and Finance, 2016 (Nottingham Trent University United Kingdom);
  • BTech Estate Management, 2007 (Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria);
  • Registered Estate Surveyor and Valuer in Nigeria (2016); Associate, Nigeria Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (2014)

Research grants

School of Real Estate and Planning PhD Studentship;

Africa Scholarship, Nottingham Trent University School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment MSc International Real Estate Investment and Finance


Working Paper: Why do Natives and non-natives have different Housing Outcomes? Evidence from Britain

Working Paper: the Impact of Migration Policy Changes on Housing Outcomes in Britain