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Associate Professor Graham Squires PhD, MA, BA Hons (Economics), PostGrad. Cert, MRICS

Associate Head of School of Economics and Finance (Manawatu/Wellington)

School of Economics and Finance

Graham Squires is Associate Professor and Head of Property Group at Massey University, New Zealand (PhD – University of Manchester).

His research interests include:

Property Economics; Property Policy; Affordable Housing

Graham has published key articles in top-ranked journals on Property Economics and Public Policy. He is Executive Director of the Massey University Property Foundation, a fund for the advance of property teaching and research in policy and practice. Furthermore, he is Director for the Real Estate Analysis Unit (REAU) at Massey University.

He has been a visiting scholar at the University of California Berkeley, awarded by the prestigious Fulbright US–UK Visiting Scholarship Program (2013-14), visiting researcher to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2006), and a visiting scholar to Delft University, Holland (2017).

He is Co-Author of Building Procurement (Routledge 2011); Solo Author of Urban and Environmental Economics (Routledge, 2013); Co-editor of International Approaches to Real Estate Development (Routledge, 2015); and Co-editor of the Companion to Real Estate Development (Routledge, 2018).

Graham regularly comments with the media on housing affordability and other property related issues. He is on the editorial board of the Property Management Journal. Invited speaking has been extensive with contributions to academic seminars, consultancies and professional bodies. Reviewing work has been with international grant and political councils - the most prominent being the UN (United Nations).

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 (0)6 356 9099 ext. 83552
    Location: 4.31, SST
    Campus: Manawatu //////////////// Room 2.55, Quad B, Albany
  • Ph: +64 (0)9 414 0800 ext 83552

Qualifications

  • PhD - University of Manchester (2009)
  • MA (with Research Training) - University of Manchester (2004)
  • BA Hons (Economics) - University of Manchester (2000)
  • PostGrad. Cert. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - UWE, Bristol (2010)
  • Member Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (2018)

Prizes and Awards

  • Fulbright RICS Scholar Award (2013-14). Future Financing of Cities for Real Estate Development. Visiting Scholar University of California, Berkeley - Fulbright RICS Scholar Award (2013)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Property Economics and Finance
  • Property Policy
  • Affordable Housing

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Applied Economics (140200):
Banking, Finance and Investment (150200): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Commercial Services (150400):
Economics (140000):
Finance (150201): Real Estate and Valuation Services (150403):
Urban and Regional Economics (140218)

Research Outputs

Journal

McCarthy, I., & Squires, G. (2017). Viewpoint Improving water quality with rural land use policy: (Re)balancing farmland regulation, intensification and financial viability. Town Planning Review. 88(6), 607-613
[Journal article]Authored by: McCarthy, I., Squires, G.
Squires, G., Hutchison, N., Adair, A., Berry, J., McGreal, S., & Organ, S. (2016). Innovative real estate development finance – evidence from Europe. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction. 21(1), 54-72
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Heurkens, E. (2016). Methods and models for international comparative approaches to real estate development. Land Use Policy. 50, 573-581
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Hutchison, N., Squires, G., Adair, A., Berry, J., Lo, D., McGreal, S., . . . Organ, S. (2016). Financing infrastructure development: time to unshackle the bonds?. Journal of Property Investment and Finance. 34(3), 208-224
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Booth, CA. (2015). Dysfunctional neighbourhoods: A conceptual framework for urban regeneration and renewal. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal. 8(3), 301-313
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Ellison, A., Squires, G., & Dempsey, P. (2015). The problematic differentiation between property bonds and leases in healthcare provision: A Southern Cross case study. Property Management. 33(1), 83-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Richardson, L., Purdam, K., Cotterill, S., Rees, J., Squires, G., & Askew, R. (2014). Responsible citizens and accountable service providers? Renegotiating the contract between citizen and state. Environment and Planning A. 46(7), 1716-1731
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Birch, J., & Squires, G. (2014). Building heritage in enterprise zones: The latest threat or opportunity?. Structural Survey. 32(3), 209-218
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Hutchison, N. (2014). The death and life of Tax Increment Financing (TIF): Redevelopment lessons in affordable housing and implementation. Property Management. 32(5), 368-377
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Hall, S. (2013). Lesson (un)learning in spatially targeted fiscal incentive policy: Enterprise Zones (England) and Empowerment Zones (United States). Land Use Policy. 33, 81-89
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Organ, S., Proverbs, D., & Squires, G. (2013). Motivations for energy efficiency refurbishment in owner-occupied housing. Structural Survey. 31(2), 101-120
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Ogunnaike, A., Squires, G., & Booth, CA. (2013). A pluralistic conceptual model for affordable housing in Lagos, Nigeria. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment. 179 VOLUME 1, 523-533
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Organ, S., Squires, G., & Proverbs, DG. (2013). New research methods in identifying motivations for energy efficiency refurbishment of owner-occupied homes. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment. 179 VOLUME 1, 487-498
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G. (2012). Research papers 'Dear Prudence': An overview of Tax Increment Financing. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal. 5(4), 356-366
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G. (2012). The Affordable Housing Reader. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. 40(3), 569-570
[Book Review]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Lord, AD. (2012). The transfer of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) as an urban policy for spatially targeted economic development. Land Use Policy. 29(4), 817-826
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Moate, J. (2012). Socially responsible property investment in urban regeneration: Priorities and behaviours of institutional investors in practice. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal. 5(2), 152-163
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.

Book

Squires, G., Heurkens, E., & Peiser, R. (Eds.) (2017). Companion to Real Estate Development. : Routledge
[Edited Book]Edited by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Heurkens, E. (Eds.) (2015). International Approaches to Real Estate Development. : Routledge
[Edited Book]Edited by: Squires, G.
Squires, G.(2012). Urban and environmental economics: An introduction.
[Authored Book]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Greenhalgh, B.(2011). Building Procurement. : Routledge
[Authored Book]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G. (2017). Mechanisms for financing affordable housing development. In Companion to Real Estate Development. : Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., Heurkens, E., & Peiser, R. (2017). Real Estate Development: An Overview. In Companion to Real Estate Development. : Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G. (2014). Urban Water Economics. In Water Resources in the Built Environment: Management Issues and Solutions. (pp. 33 - 43).
[Chapter]Authored by: Squires, G.
Short, M., & Squires, G. (2014). New urban housing design in the UK. In Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Urban Design for the Contemporary City. (pp. 234 - 250). Santiago, Chile: Facultad de Arquitectura Y urbanismo Universidad de Chile
[Chapter]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Heurkens, E. (2014). Concluding International Approaches to Real Estate Development. In International Approaches to Real Estate Development. (pp. 218 - 213). : Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Heurkens, E. (2014). Introducing international approaches to real estate development. In International Approaches to Real Estate Development. (pp. 1 - 22). : Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Squires, G.

Thesis

Squires, G. (2009). The Regeneration of Low Demand Neighbourhoods: The Housing Market Renewal Experience. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Squires, G.

Report

Squires, G., & Chin, FM. (2018). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey March 2018, Vol. 28, No. 1.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Chin, F., Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Chin, F. (2017). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey December 2017, Vol. 27, No. 4.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Chin, F., Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Chin, FM. (2017). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey September 2017, Vol. 27, No. 3.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Chin, F., Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Chin, F. (2017). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey June 2017, Vol. 27, No. 2.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Chin, F., Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Chin, F. (2017). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey. March 2017, Vol. 27, No.1.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Chin, F., Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Chin, F. (2016). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey. December 2016, Vol. 26, No.4. Massey University, New Zealand.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Chin, F., Squires, G.
Squires, G., Hutchsion, N., Berry, J., Adair, A., & Organ, S. (2015). Innovative Financing in Real Estate Development for Urban Regeneration. RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., Organ, S., Schoon, N., & Wood, M. (2015). What works in encouraging the take up of low carbon products and services in households?.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G. (2014). Future Financing of Cities for Real Estate Development. RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., Booth, C., Burroughs, L., Stevens, B., & Victory, C. (2014). Bristol Housing Futures. Bristol Housing Partnership, UK.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., Richardson, L., Cotterril, S., Purdham, K., Rees, J., & Askew, R. (2010). An evaluation of the community contracts pilot programme.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Edge, G. (2009). The Provision of Managed Workspace. Staffordshire Borough Council.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G. (2009). Tackling Worklessness. University of Manchester.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.

Conference

Squires, G., & White, I.A Decade on from the Global Financial Crisis – Financial Resilience and Unaffordable Housing Markets. . Auckland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., Pope, A., & Young, M.Ground lessee insights on ground leasehold issues. . Auckland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Pope, A., Squires, G., Young, M.
Squires, G.(2018). Enabling Affordable Housing Supply with Policy Intervention.. . Newcastle, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., Lord, A., & Cocks, M.(2017). The Uneven Geography of Financing Cities through a Betterment Tax: Using the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) in England. . Delft, The Netherlands
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & White, D.(2017). Affordable housing finance in cities: repositioning a paradox. . Parkroyal Hotel, Sydney, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G.Urban poverty and ‘neighborhood causes’ from dysfunction: A complementary addition to ‘neighborhood effects’ research. . Miami, USA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G.The future financing of real Estate development in cities: Comparing US and european approaches. . Chicago, United States of America
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Victory, C.Understanding the potential roles of housing associations in the market rented sector. . York, United Kingdom
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Heurkens, E.International approaches to real estate development: Applying a conceptual model to compare and contrast themes and issues. . Bucharest, Romania
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., Hutchison, N., Berry, J., Organ, S., Adair, A., & McGreal, S.Innovative financing instruments for real estate development in Western Europe. . Bucharest, Romania
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G.The Future Financing of Development in Cities.. . Bristol, England, UK
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Hall, S.Lesson (Un)learning in spatial fiscal incentives: Enterprise zones and empowerment zones. . Dublin, Ireland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., Dempsy, P., & Ellison, A.An assessment of the impact of overseas buyers on the pricing and utilisation of prime residential properties in central London.. . Vienna, Austria
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., Dempsy, P., & Ellison, A.Problematic differentiation between property bonds and leases in healthcare provision. . Vienna, Austria
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Heurkens, E.Comparing International Real Estate Development: A Methodological Inquiry. . Vienna, Austria
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Hutchison, N.The life and death of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for redevelopment: Lessons in affordable housing and implementation.. . New Delhi, India
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Ogunnaike, A., Squires, G., & Booth, C.A Pluralistic Conceptual Model for Affordable Housing in Lagos, Nigeria. . Putrajaya, Malaysia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., Proverbs, D., & Organ, S.New research methods in identifying motivations for energy efficiency refurbishment of owner-occupied homes. . Putrajaya, Malaysia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Heurkens, E.Tax increment finance (TIF) and alternative financing instruments for urban regeneration in the UK and the Netherlands?. . Edinburgh, United Kingdom
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G.Funny money in serious times: Tax increment finance lessons. . Bristol, England, UK
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G.The transfer of urban policy for spatially targeted economic development initiatives.. . Seattle, USA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G.Urban Design and Low Value Neighbourhoods: Reinforcing Disadvantage?. . Helsinki, Finland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G.Measurable and Non-measurable Drivers in Housing and Neighbourhood Regeneration Policy Areas.. . Liverpool, UK
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Rees, J.Linking Gentrification, Displacement Trajectories and Affordability in critical research on Urban Housing Market Renewal.. . Cardiff, UK
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G.Dysfunctional neighbourhoods? Beyond the renewal of housing markets in low demand neighbourhoods.. . Boston, USA
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Kingston, R.Exploring housing patterns and dynamics in low demand neighbourhoods using Geographically Weighted Regression.. . Maynooth, National University of Ireland
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

CURRENT TEACHING Massey University

  • Research Reports Level 3 
  • Property Economics

PREVIOUS TEACHING University of Birmingham, UK

  • Planning Methods and Techniques - Masters Level
  • Dissertations - Masters Level
  • International Planning Field Trip - Level 3
  • Dissertations - Level 1 to Masters
  • Personal Tutor - Masters Level
  • Urban Economics and Real Estate - Masters Level

PhD SUPERVISION

  • Samantha Organ. (2012-2015). Motivations for Energy Efficient Refurbishment in Housing. PhD
  • Adekunle, Ogunnaike. (2013-2016). Enhancing Homeownership Opportunities Amoung Middle-Income Earners. PhD.
  • David White. (2017-). Affordable Housing. PhD
  • Alan Pope. (2014-)Leasehold land and investor decision making. PhD
  • Nikki Montgomery (2017-). Financing Real Estate with Crowd-Funding. PhD

 

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Nicolle Montgomery - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Impact of Institutional Environments on Real Estate Crowdfunding: A Comparative Investigation of USA, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • David White - Doctor of Philosophy
    Whether behavioural approaches to economics and finance provide a useful explanation of consumer behaviour in relation to defining and measuring housing affordability in New Zealand.
  • Alan Pope - Doctor of Philosophy
    Leasehold land and investor decision making

Media and Links

Media

  • 30 Jan 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Otago Daily Times
    Housing affordability to drop further. https://www.odt.co.nz/business/housing-affordability-drop-further
  • 28 Jan 2017 - Magazine
    Taranaki Daily News, New Plymouth Taranaki
    Affordability Plummets in Provinces
  • 27 Jan 2017 - Online
    Massey University Press
    House prices continue to drive home unaffordability. http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=9CFF83B6-E5EF-2D73-D593-6FC3CA029018
  • 27 Jan 2017 - Online
    stuff.co.nz
    Provinces suffer big declines in housing affordability. http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/88822579/provinces-suffer-big-declines-in-housing-affordability-massey-university
  • 27 Jan 2017 - Radio
    RadioLIVE, Auckland hosted by Graeme Hill
  • 11 Oct 2017 - Online
    Massey University Press
    Affordability improves as house prices fall in some regions
  • 07 Apr 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Manawatu Standard
    Manawatu remains one of the most affordable places to buy property. http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/news/91318443/manawatu-remains-one-of-the-most-affordable-places-to-buy-property
  • 06 Mar 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    New Zealand Herald
    Land bankers sitting pretty. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11809269
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Radio, Online
    Radionz.co.nz
    Central Otago Lakes homes NZ’s most unaffordable. http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/328307/central-otago-lakes-homes-nz’s-most-unaffordable
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Radio, Online
    Radiolive.co.nz
    Central Otago Lakes now more unaffordable than Auckland. http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Central-Otago-Lakes-now-more-unaffordable-than-Auckland/tabid/506/articleID/139105/Default.aspx
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Otago Daily Times
    Central Otago least affordable for housing.
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    New Zealand Herald
    One area of New Zealand outstrips Auckland as least affordable: Find out where. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11833073
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Online
    Landlords.co.nz
    Auckland no longer least affordable. http://www.landlords.co.nz/article/6087/auckland-no-longer-least-affordable?utm_source=LL&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=Auckland+no+longer+least+affordable
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Online
    Massey University Press Release
    Central Otago Lakes now more unaffordable than Auckland. http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=7F883632-B498-98B5-A93D-4B25CEF40F7E
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Online
    Scoop.co.nz
    Central Otago Lakes now more unaffordable than Auckland. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1704/S00167/central-otago-lakes-now-more-unaffordable-than-auckland.htm
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Online
    Stuff.co.nz
    Central Otago Lakes tops Auckland in affordability stakes. http://i.stuff.co.nz/business/91268540/central-otago-lakes-tops-auckland-in-affordability-stakes
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Online
    Yahoo! News
    Central Otago least affordable region. https://nz.news.yahoo.com/top-stories/a/34931693/central-otago-least-affordable-region/#page1
  • 03 Feb 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    New Zealand Herald
    The pain deepens. http://m.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=11794167
  • 01 Sep 2015 - Magazine
    Western Real Estate Business.
    The Future Financing and Development of Cities: Insight from California and The Bay Area.

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