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Prof Graham Squires PGCertTL, PhD, MA, BA(Hons)

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

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Economics and Finance

Professor of Property Studies, Massey University, New Zealand (PhD – University of Manchester, UK).

Key Interests: Housing, Economics, Planning, Geography, Development, Finance, Real Estate, Tech, Environment, Society, Politics and Policy.

Graham is currently Head of The Property Group and Associate Head of School of Economics and Finance, College of Business. Further, he has been Director of The Real Estate Analysis Unit. He is a Fulbright Scholar registered at The University of California, Berkeley. He has lectured in the United Kingdom at The University of Manchester, UWE Bristol, and Birmingham University. Visiting positions have been at The University of Illinois, United States; and Delft University, The Netherlands.

He is the current CEO of The Property Foundation that connects academia, the property industry, and society. This connection exemplifies his approach to research that is real-world relevant, multi-stakeholder engaged, and empirically robust. His ethos is to improve the integration of theory-practice-policy that is multi-disciplinary and works with multiple institutions.

Discipline and subject expertise focus on property in the development-planning nexus with respect to economics and the economy. His work involves cutting-edge large-scale projects that provide international lesson learning and policy transfer. Recent studies include concerns of housing affordability, affordable housing, housing market resilience, infrastructure finance, real estate crowdfunding (FinTech), and machine learning in real estate (PropTech-Artificial Intelligence).

He is the author of 4 books all published by Routledge. Urban and Environmental Economics (2012). International Approaches to Real Estate Development (2015) with A/Prof. Erwin Heurkens (Delft, Netherlands). Building Procurement (2011) with Brian Greenhalgh. Plus, Routledge Companion to Real Estate Development (2017) with A/Prof. Erwin Heurkens and Prof. Rick Peiser (Harvard, United States). Forthcoming books published by Routledge include the Second Edition of Building Procurement, and a new title The Economics of Property and Planning. He has over 80 peer review journals, conference papers, grant-funded reports, and book chapters. Grant funders include The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (UK, Global), Valuers Education and Integrity Foundation (New Zealand), The Property Foundation (New Zealand), Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC, UK), Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG, UK), Economics and Social Research Council (UK), and The Fulbright Commission (US-UK).

He takes a public engagement approach and has been interviewed over 50 times by the media on property-related issues. Recent media outputs include TVNZ, Radio NZ, NewsTalk ZB, National Business Review, Stuff, The Dominion Post, NZ Herald, and NewsHub. Outreach includes invitations to many globally recognised academic seminars, consultancies, and professional bodies. With over 20 invited roles as keynote speaker, chair, host, guest speaker, and panel speaker.

He is also committed to scholarly duties with extensive peer-reviewing on academic journals, doctoral theses, and research grants. For learned societies, he is on the editorial board of the Property Management Journal (PMJ) and the Journal of Property Investment and Finance (JPIF). He is a board director of the International Real Estate Society (IRES), and President-Elect of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES). Further, he is board member of the New Zealand Association of Economists (NZAE)

Key Interests: Housing, Economics, Planning, Geography, Development, Finance, Real Estate, Tech, Environment, Society, Politics and Policy.

Graham Squires is Professor of Property at Massey University, New Zealand. He is currently Head of The Property Group and Associate Head of School of Economics and Finance. He is a Fulbright Scholar registered at The University of California, Berkeley. He has lectured in the United Kingdom at The University of Manchester, UWE Bristol, and Birmingham University. Visiting positions have been at The University of Illinois, United States; and Delft University, The Netherlands.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 (0)6 356 9099 ext. 83552
    Location: 1.10A, BSW
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning - University of the West Of England (2011)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Manchester (2009)
  • Master of Arts - University of Manchester (2004)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - University of Manchester (2000)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University

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

Key Interests: Housing, Economics, Planning, Geography, Development, Finance, Real Estate, Tech, Environment, Society, Politics and Policy.

I am an Economist, Geographer and Planner with expertise in Property and Housing. 

Discipline and subject expertise focus on property in the development-planning nexus with respect to economics and the economy. My work involves cutting-edge large-scale projects that provide international lesson learning and policy transfer. Recent studies include concerns of housing affordability, affordable housing, housing market resilience, infrastructure finance, real estate crowdfunding (FinTech), and machine learning in real estate (PropTech-Artificial Intelligence).

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

Squires, G., & White, D. (2020). Housing Affordability – Can we put the housing wealth genie back in the bottle. Journal of Property Investment and Finance. 38(1), 1-3
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Webber, DJ. (2019). House price affordability, the global financial crisis and the (Ir)relevance of mortgage rates. Regional Studies, Regional Science. 6(1), 405-420
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & White, I. (2019). Resilience and housing markets: Who is it really for?. Land Use Policy. 81, 167-174
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
Montgomery, N., Squires, G., & Syed, I. (2018). Disruptive potential of real estate crowdfunding in the real estate project finance industry: A literature review. Property Management. 36(5), 597-619
[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., Ogunnaike, A., & Booth, C. (2013). A Pluralistic Conceptual Model for Affordable Housing in Lagos, Nigeria. 179, 523-533 Retrieved from https://www.witpress.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Squires, G.
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.
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 Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/
[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). A Review of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for Regeneration and Renewal. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal. 5(4), 356-366 Retrieved from https://www.henrystewartpublications.com/
[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

Greenhalgh, B., & Squires, G.(2011). Introduction to building procurement.
[Authored Book]Authored by: Squires, G.
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., & Susjnak, T. (2020). Machine Learning for Real Estate and Housing Markets..
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G. (2020). The use of housing charges to fund and finance bulk infrastructure – Is this what innovation looks like?.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G. (2018). Towards Financial Risk and Housing Policy Trends.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Chin, FM. (2018). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey September 2018, Vol. 28, No. 3..
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Hargreaves, B. (2018). Residential Market Report: Quarterly Survey June 2018, Vol. 21, No. 2.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Chin, FM. (2018). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey June 2018, Vol. 28, No. 2.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Chin, FM. (2018). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey March 2018, Vol. 28, No. 1.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Chin, F. (2017). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey December 2017, Vol. 27, No. 4.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Chin, FM. (2017). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey September 2017, Vol. 27, No. 3.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Chin, F. (2017). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey June 2017, Vol. 27, No. 2.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Chin, F. (2017). Home Affordability Report: Quarterly Survey. March 2017, Vol. 27, No.1.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: 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: 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.The use of housing charges to fund and finance bulk infrastructure. . Canberra, Australia.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Javed, A., Squires, G., & White, D.Commercial Real Estate Performance Analysis of Australia and New Zealand. . Canberra, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Javed, A., Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Webber, DJ.(2020). Fluctuating regional house price affordability and the irrelevance of mortgage rates. Paper presented at the meeting of 2018 Joint Asia-Pacific Network for Housing Research and Australasian Housing Researchers Conference, APNHR and AHRC 2018 - Proceedings
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Webber, D.Rental Affordability as a Determinant of House Price Affordability.. . Wellington, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G., & Webber, D.Controlling house price affordability: Look to the rental market. . Tokyo, Japan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
White, D., Squires, G., & Syed, I.Fungible House Prices: Disentangling Owner-Occupation and Investment Properties.. . Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
Squires, G.Towards financial risk in Housing Policy Trends. . Reading, United Kingdom
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Squires, G.
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.

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

PhD SUPERVISION INTERESTS;

  • The Economics of Property and Planning
  • Housing Economics and Finance
  • The Future Financing of Cities: Urban and Environmental Economics
  • Land Economy and Sustainable Development

TEACHING

  • Post Grad – Urban Economics and Real Estate
  • Post Grad – Planning Methods and Techniques
  • Post Grad – Housing and the Economy
  • Post Grad – Research Methods for Policy and Practice
  • Post Grad – Real Estate Investment and Development
  • Post Grad – Dissertations / Research Reports
  • Under Grad – Business Internship
  • Under Grad – Property Economics
  • Under Grad – Dissertations
  • Under Grad – Property Development Economics
  • Under Grad – Housing Economics and Finance
  • Under Grad – Land Use Economics
  • Under Grad – Planning for Real Estate
  • Under Grad – Real Estate Economics
  • Under Grad – Property Development
  • Under Grad – Dissertation
  • Under Grad – Urban and Environmental Economics
  • Under Grad – Economy, Society and the Built Environment
  • Under Grad – Information Management for the Built Environment
  • Under Grad – Context of Property

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.
  • Alan Pope. (2014-2000). Leasehold land and investor decision making. PhD
  • David White. (2017-). Behavioural Economics and Finance in Property, Affordable Housing and Residential Invesment. PhD
  • Nikki Montgomery (2017-). Financing Real Estate with Crowd-Funding. PhD
  • Hai Hong Trinh (2020-) Investigating bonds as financial innovation in the development of infrastructure and housing: The role of project bonds

Courses Coordinated

  • 127.100 Introduction to Property and Real Estate
  • 127.341 Property Management and Development
  • 127.378 Property Economics
  • 127.378 Property Economics and Planning

Graduate Supervision Statement

I am open for PhD Supervision proposals. Key PhD Supervision interests include:

  • The Economics of Property and Planning
  • Housing Economics and Finance
  • The Future Financing of Cities: Urban and Environmental Economics
  • Land Economy and Sustainable Development

I encourage mixed-method approaches using institutional qualitative and spatial-statistical quantitative techniques.  

Previous PhD supervisions have also been outside of Massey at UWE Bristol, and University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


Prof Graham Squires is available for Masters and Doctorial supervision.

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Elina Wang - Doctor of Philosophy
    An examination of intergenerational wealth and housing tenure variations in New Zealand
  • Hai Hong Trinh - Doctor of Philosophy
    Investigating bonds as financial innovation in the development of infrastructure and housing: The role of project bonds
  • Nicolle Montgomery - Doctor of Philosophy
    Conceptualizing the response strategies of the real estate project finance industry to real estate crowdfunding
  • 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.

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2019 - Alan Pope - Doctor of Philosophy
    Ground Leaseholders’ Perception of Rent Review Risk: The Impact of the Availability Heuristic

Media and Links

Media

  • 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. https://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
  • 25 Jan 2018 - Online, Newspaper
    Massey University
    Declining home affordability is now 'business as usual
  • 21 Aug 2019 - Newspaper, Online
    Massey University
    Housing affordability – we all want to solve it
  • 18 Oct 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Stuff.co.nz
    First-home buyers: You've actually got it pretty good
  • 13 Apr 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    NZ Herald
    Home affordability stretching further out of reach
  • 13 Apr 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Massey University
    The ‘financialisation’ of housing
  • 12 Oct 2017 - Newspaper
    Radio NZ
    Nationwide housing affordability improves
  • 12 Jul 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Stuff.co.nz
    Auckland housing becomes slightly more affordable as regions rise
  • 12 Apr 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Radio NZ
    Central Otago Lakes district least affordable for housing
  • 12 Apr 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    NZ Herald
    House prices drop a little
  • 11 Sep 2019 - Newspaper, Online
    Massey University
    Property experts explore ‘build-to-rent’ concept
  • 11 Oct 2018 - Online, Newspaper
    Stuff.co.nz
    Affordability report indicates 'significant falls'
  • 11 Oct 2017 - Online
    Massey University
    Affordability improves as house prices fall in some regions
  • 11 Jul 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    NZ Herald
    Central Otago Lakes property still least-affordable
  • 11 Jan 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    NZ Herald
    House affordability improves in Hawke's Bay
  • 11 Apr 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Stuff.co.nz
    Affordability crunch on but Kiwis don't want to see prices drop
  • 10 Sep 2019 - Newspaper, Online
    Stuff.co.nz
    Build-to-rent apartments must not become slums
  • 09 Sep 2019 - Newspaper, Online
    Radio NZ
    Building to rent: the pros and cons
  • 08 Feb 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    National Business Review
    Banning foreign housing buyers won't effect much
  • 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 - 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
    Massey University
    Central Otago Lakes now more unaffordable than Auckland. https://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/about-massey/news/article.cfm?mnarticle_uuid=7F883632-B498-98B5-A93D-4B25CEF40F7E
  • 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 - 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
  • 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
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    Western Real Estate Business.
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  • 01 Aug 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Massey University
    Rental market continues to tighten, new report shows
  • 01 Aug 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    NZ Herald
    Renter pain continues as New Zealand rents jump 25% in five years
  • 01 Aug 2018 - Newspaper, Online
    Stuff.co.nz
    'We're renting very long-term': NZ's new normal with more tenants and rising rents

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