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

Associate Professor in Property

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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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


  • 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)

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


Squires, G., & Chin, FM. (2017). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey September 2017, Vol. 27, No. 3.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Chin, F., Squires, G.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 1 0


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


  • 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


Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Alan Pope - PhD
    Leasehold land and investor decision making

Media and Links


  • 30 Jan 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Otago Daily Times
    Housing affordability to 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.
  • 27 Jan 2017 - Online
    Provinces suffer big declines in housing affordability.
  • 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.
  • 06 Mar 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    New Zealand Herald
    Land bankers sitting pretty.
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Radio, Online
    Central Otago Lakes homes NZ’s most unaffordable.’s-most-unaffordable
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Radio, Online
    Central Otago Lakes now more unaffordable than Auckland.
  • 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.
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Online
    Auckland no longer least affordable.
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Online
    Massey University Press Release
    Central Otago Lakes now more unaffordable than Auckland.
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Online
    Central Otago Lakes now more unaffordable than Auckland.
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Online
    Central Otago Lakes tops Auckland in affordability stakes.
  • 06 Apr 2017 - Online
    Yahoo! News
    Central Otago least affordable region.
  • 03 Feb 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    New Zealand Herald
    The pain deepens.
  • 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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