New Directions in Real Estate Finance and Investment: Maastricht-Cambridge Symposium 2000

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Piet Eichholtz, Kanak Patel
Springer US, Mar 31, 2002 - Business & Economics - 200 pages
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Research in real estate finance and economics has developed in an exciting way in the past twenty-five years or so. The resulting theoretical and empirical findings are shining a new light on some of the classic mysteries of the real estate markets. It is good to see that a growing proportion of this research output is concerned with contemporary problems and issues regarding the European and Far Eastern property markets.
To stimulate a creative exchange of new ideas and a debate of the latest research findings regarding the global property markets, the Maastricht-Cambridge Real Estate Finance and Investment Symposium was established. This initiative aims at bringing together a number of leading researchers in the field for a short, intensive conference. The 2000 Symposium, which was hosted by Maastricht University in the Netherlands in June of that year, is the first in an annual series of such conferences, which will alternate between Maastricht University and Cambridge University. This book is a compilation of the papers originally presented at the first Maastricht-Cambridge Symposium in 2000.

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Piet Eichholtz is Professor of Real Estate Finance and chair of the Finance Department at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. He teaches courses in Finance and in Real Estate Finance and Investments. His practical experience includes positions at the ABP and NIB Capital, and non-executive board memberships of property investment companies NSI and Oppenheim Immobilien Kapitalanlagengeselschaft. Eichholtz has also earned a solid reputation as an entrepreneur. In 1996 he started Global Property Research, an international consultancy firm specialized in property companies, which was acquired by Kempen & Co in 2001. After leaving Kempen in 2004, he became co-founder of Finance Ideas, a financial consultancy company. He is currently a member of the Advisory Boards of Redevco and the RO Group, of the Investment Committees of Blue Sky Group and Servatius, and of the Housing Scenario Group of Bouwfonds.
Eichholtz has provided extensive services to public society, mainly through board memberships of industry organizations in the property sector, but also as an advisor to various government agencies. In early 2004, he was a special property advisor to the UN Good Offices Mission on Cyprus, and he has consulted with the Dutch ministry of housing on several occasions. He has been on the board of the ROZ-IPD Commercial Property Index foundation, and is currently the chairman of the board of the AEDEX-IPD Dutch Social Housing Index foundation. Eichholtz' academic work has resulted in a great number of publications, both in the Netherlands and internationally. Most of his work regards real estate markets, with a focus on international investment, portfolio management and housing markets.

Patel is Lecturer in Property Finance at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. She received a BSc(Hons) Economics from Queen Mary College, University of London, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Essex. Initially a risk analyst at Lloyd's of London, she taught finance, before Cambridge, at Manchester Business School and at the Management School, Imperial College, University of London.

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