Research expertise

Commercial property

Research into the value of a piece of urban property, including both the value of the land itself as well as any improvements that have been made to it. We have expertise in buildings or land intended to generate a profit, either from capital gain or rental income.


Effective town centre and place management

The broader social and economic implications of retail places for individuals, communities, and societies.


Private sector rental housing market

Research into the rental market, with particular expertise in the Private Rented Sector (PRS).


Property investment and finance

Research into the financing of property, as well as the short and long-term investment of property as an asset class.


Property leasehold

Research into estate ownership of land and buildings.


Real estate and land economics

Research into the application of economic techniques to real estate markets. As well as describing, explaining, and predicting patterns of prices, supply, and demand.


Residential (Housing) Property

Research into single family or multifamily homes for non-business purposes. Particular focus on affordable housing and home affordability.


Rural property

We have expertise in the value of rural property, both the value of the land and improvements. Also research into development on open land, farmland, natural areas, forests, national parks, mountains, rivers, lakeshores, urban fringe and rural residential areas.



The doctoral degree is the highest degree awarded at Massey University.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Research projects

Home affordability report

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Departments and staff

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