Neil Crosby, Ph.D, ARICS is Professor of Real Estate in the Department of Real Estate and Planning at the University of Reading.


He is a Chartered Surveyor with experience of property management and valuation practice as well as a long academic career at Nottingham Trent and Oxford Brookes Universities, before moving to Reading in 1994.


He specialises in commercial property appraisal and the commercial Landlord and Tenant relationship and has undertaken a series of major research studies funded by the UK Government and the UK property industry in these areas since his return to Reading. In 2002 he was awarded the International Real Estate Society’s annual achievement award for his work in real estate research, education and practice.


He is a frequent speaker on property valuation related topics at international and national academic conferences and has given keynote addresses at the World Valuation Congress, mainly for practitioners, and The Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference, mainly for academics, both in Australia.


He sits or has sat on various education and research committees for the Investment Property Forum, Property Valuation Forum and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and sits on the editorial boards of three of the major international academic real estate journals. He was the academic member of both the two major RICS committees which have examined property valuations in the last 10 years, the Mallinson Committee in 1994 and the Carsberg Committee in 2001 and has recently sat on the Editorial Board of the new 2003 Red Book.