Practice Focus: Real Estate Market Analysis; Corporate Real Estate Research; Real Estate Curriculum Development; Executive Education in Real Estate
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A Closer Look
I am an educational developer and a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE®) with over 20 years’ higher education experience in Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Spain. I also have over 15 years' experience managing curriculum redesign and quality control for regular degrees and executive courses in real estate in Sweden, the UAE, South Africa and Spain. I have also done part-time work in planning and delivering training courses on teaching and curriculum design for university faculty (engineering and the built environment) in Sweden, Spain and South Africa. My first curriculum development assignment consisted of expanding the existing MSc program by a semester in response to Swedish government regulations in 2006. My work for Wits University from 2012 consisted of redesigning and relaunching the BSc, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc programs. The programs were the first non-US partner programs to be accepted by the Institute of Real Estate Management (USA) in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Certified Property Manager designation, resulting in the largest increase in CPMs and the first chapter in South Africa. I have consulted for the South African Facilities Management Association, the City of Johannesburg Property Company (through third parties) and South Africa based property developers. My consulting work for these institutions included salary surveys, position papers on land strategy development, urban regeneration, urban retrofitting and smart cities. I also perform market analyses for mainstream commercial property developments and student housing. My research interests cover real estate education, reward management for the real estate and facilities management sector, and corporate real estate management. My work has been published in the Journal of European Real Estate Research, Journal of Real Estate Literature, Property Management, African Geographical Review, International Journal of Learning and Change, the International Journal of Strategic Property Management, the Journal of Property Management, as well as the Journal of Corporate Real Estate Management. In addition, I edited two issues of the Journal of African Real Estate Research. I currently serve as an editorial board member for the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and a board member of the African Real Estate Society. I also serve on the conference review committee of the CDIO network on engineering education. I previously served as a Board member for the European Real Estate Society until 2011.
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