Property and valuation

The Property and Valuation team carries out applied research with an industry focus on the development, measurement and performance of real estate assets.

The team's research is industry driven with practical implications for improving the performance or value of all real estate asset classes. It aims to provide insights across the areas of valuation, investment, funds management, property development, asset management, property law and urban planning.

Research themes

Measurement and Performance of Real Estate

  • Repeat Sales Housing Index
  • Impact of Stigma on Property Value
  • Extreme Financial Risk (inc Black Swan Theory)
  • Portfolio optimisation/Asset allocation

Managed Funds

  • Superannuation Funds: Investment Strategies and Property Allocation
  • Impact of Debt on Property Fund Performance
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Property law and urban planning

  • Built environment law
  • Land use planning
  • Heritage¬†
  • Strata title
  • Environmental and planning impacts on housing

Airport Development and Management



Associate Professor David Higgins
Dr Judith Callanan
Dr Rebecca Leshinsky
Dr Hyemi Hwang
Dr Woon-Weng Wong
Dr Wejendra Reddy
Dr Dulani Halvitigala
Mr John Garimort
Mr Callum logan
Ms Jane Simpson
Mr Neville Hurst

HDR Candidates

Linda Chartres
Theodore Connell-Variy
Kwabena Mintah
Treshani Perera
Ben Robinson
Peng Wong
Yixin Xu

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