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Welcome to the Real Estate & Planning Research Seminar Series

For the Autumn term of 2021-22, the seminar series will be held online and face to face.

If you would like to attend one of our Seminars or for further information, please contact: REPSchoolOffice@henley.ac.uk.


Autumn term 2021-22

Date/Time

Presenter and Affiliation / Seminar Title

Wednesday 20th October 2021

Neal Hudson (Real Estate and Planning, Henley Business School)

‘The problem with the new-build premium’

This event will be held on MS Teams

Wednesday 17th November 2021

Tom Wainwright, Reader in Strategy and International Business (RHUL)

‘Multiple logics in financialization? Moving to carbon sustainability in build-to-rent development’

This event will be face to face

Wednesday 24th November 2021

Francesca Bragaglia (Poli di Torino)

‘Can co-produced urban governance tools boost social innovation’

This event will be held on MS Teams

Wednesday 1st December 2021

Gabriel Ahlfeldt (LSE)

The Economics of Skyscrapers: A Synthesis' (co-authored paper with Jason Barr)

This event will be held on MS Teams

Wednesday 8th December 2021

Nikhil Kaza (University of North Carolina)

'Against the Idea of Implementation in Planning'

This event will be held on MS Teams


Previously held seminars:

Spring term - 2020-21

Date / Time

Presenter and Affiliation / Seminar title

Weds 13th Jan

13:00 – 14:00

Joint with the Economics Department, University of Reading

Prof Philip McCann, University of Sheffield

Title: ‘Capital Shocks, Risks and the Effects of the Global Financial Crisis in US Cities and Real Estate Markets’

Weds 20th Jan

13:00 – 14:00

Dr Mike Langen, Lecturer Real Estate Finance & Investment, Real Estate and Planning, Henley Business School

Title: ‘Where is the Opportunity in Opportunity Zones?’

Weds 27th Jan

13:00 – 14:00

Prof Angelique Chettiparambil Rajan, Real Estate and Planning and Editor of Planning Theory & Prof Flora Samuel, School of Architecture, Reading University

Title: ‘Reflections on academic journals and professional practice’.

Weds 3rd Feb

13:00 – 14:00

Dr. Kwabena Obeng Asiama, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

Title: ‘Valuation of Ghana’s Customary Lands in support of Land Management Activities’

Weds 17th Feb

13:00 – 14:00

Prof Louis Albrechts, Urbanism & Planning, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Title: ‘Planners in Politics’.

Weds 24th Feb

13:00 – 14:00



Heeseo Kwon, Research Associate for the TRUUD Project, Real Estate and Planning, Henley Business School

Title: "Behavioural Theories and Agent-based Modelling for Conceptualising the Pro-Health Urban Development Decision-making System"

Weds 3rd March

13:00 – 14:00

Joint with the ICMA Centre

Dr Daniele Bianchi, Senior Lecturer in Finance, Queen Mary University London

Title: TBC

Weds 10th March

13:00 – 14:00

Dr Sabine Dörry, Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, LISER

Title: ‘Electronic contracts, property rights and structural changes in the housing markets: The case of Sweden’

Weds 17th March

13:00 – 14:00

Dr Danielle Sanderson, Lecturer in Real Estate, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Title: “Investment in Student Housing in Europe”.


Autumn term 2020-21

Date / Time

Presenter and Affiliation / Seminar title

Wednesday 21 October 2020

13.00-14.00

Nicholas Boys-Smith, Create Streets

‘The Future of Planning’

Wednesday 4 November 2020

13.00-14.00

Philip McCann, University of Sheffield

Title TBC

Wednesday 11 November 2020

13.00-14.00

We would like to invite external guests to this Seminar. If you would like to attend please email our Department Office to register your interest at repschooloffice@reading.ac.uk


Chris Foye, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence

‘Framing the housing crisis: how think-tanks frame politics and science to legitimise policy agendas’

Wednesday 18 November 2020

13.00-14.00

Dragana Cvijanovic, Universities of Warwick / Cornell

Title TBC

Wednesday 25 November 2020

13.00-14.00

Joe Doak, University of Reading

Title TBC

Wednesday 2 December 2020

13.00-14.00

Sumit Agarwal, National University of Singapore

‘Straw Purchase or Safe Haven? The Hidden Perils of Illicit Wealth in Property Markets’

Wednesday 9 December 2020

12.00-13.00

Jyoti Shukla, University of Melbourne

‘Redefining fair compensation for compulsory acquisition of land using Sen’s Capability Approach’


Research Seminars Spring Term 2020

15th January 2020, 13:00-14:00, HBS G14

  • Dr Thies Lindenthal, University of Cambridge
  • The Odd One Out: Asset Uniqueness and Price Precision

22nd January 2020, 13:00-14:00, Edith Morley 257

  • Dr Steven Devaney, Real Estate & Planning, Henley Business School
  • Measuring sustainable rental values in the UK CRE market

29th January 2020, 13:00-14:00, HBS G14

  • Professor Yvonne Rydin, UCL
  • Planning for Sustainability? The role of evidence in regulating major wind energy infrastructure

5th February 2020, 13:00-14:00, HBS G14

  • Dr Prashant Das, EHL, Switzerland
  • A Behavioural Explanation to Spatial Dependencies in Urban Commercial Properties

12th February 2020, 13:00-14:00, HBS 208

  • Dr Martijn Dröes, University of Amsterdam
  • A World Divided: Refugee Centers, House Prices, and Household Preferences

26th February 2020, 13:00-14:00, Location TBC

Henley Business School wide seminar TBC

4th March 2020, 13:00-14:00, HBS G14

11th March 2020, 13:00-14:00, EM 124

  • Dr Masaki Mori, Real Estate & Planning, Henley Business School
  • The Revival of Business Groups' Risk Sharing: Evidence from the Japanese Real Estate Investment Trust Market

18th March 2020 13:00-14:00, EM 181

  • Professor Gavin Parker, Real Estate & Planning, Henley Business School
  • 'Institutional Lamination': Japan's planning culture from afar

25th March 2020, 13:00-14:00, HBS G14

  • Joe Doak, Real Estate & Planning, Henley Business School
  • Topic TBC

Research Seminars Autumn Term 2019

23rd September 2019, 13:00-14:00, HBS 208

  • Professor Joseph Ooi, National University of Singapore
  • Does Analyst Coverage Matter? Evidence from REITs’ Acquisitions

9th October 2019, 13:00-14:00, HBS 102

  • Henley Business School Wide Seminar

16th October 2019, 13:00-14:00, Edith Morley room 127

23rd October 2019, 13:00-14:00, HBS G15

30th October 2019, 13:00-14:00, HBS G14

13th November 2019, 13:00-14:00, Edith Morley room 127

  • Dr Chris Maidment, Real Estate & Planning, Henley Business School
  • Oscillating Between Theory & Practice: The Journey So Far

20th November 2019, 13:00-14:00, HBS G14

27th November 2019, 13:00-14:00, HBS G15

  • Professor Jonathan Metzger, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • The city can never be for all: staying with the trouble of necessary exclusions in more-than-human urban planning

4th December, 13:00-14:00, HBS G15

11th December 2019, 13:00-14:00, Edith Morley room 127

  • Professor Gianluca Marcato, Real Estate & Planning, Henley Business School
  • Sustainable Insights in Public Real Estate Performance: ESG Scores and Effects in REIT Markets

Upcoming seminars