First Key-note Speaker

Dr Andrew Baum

Professor of Land Management, The University of Reading
Andrew Baum is part-time Professor of Land Management at The University of Reading and Managing Director of Oxford  Property Consultants, a property investment research and consulting company.  Formerly Property Research Manager for Prudential Portfolio Managers, Managing Director of consulting company Real Estate Strategy and CIO (Property) and Director of International Property for Henderson, he holds BSc, MPhil and PhD degrees from The University of Reading. He is a chartered surveyor (FRICS) and investment  analyst (UKSIP),
Andrew is a Fellow of the Urban Land Institute, a member of the American Real Estate Society, and a Fellow of the Society of Property Researchers. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board for the Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust, and a non-executive director of Grosvenor Ltd. His company, Oxford Property Consultants, undertakes international property investment research, consultancy and training.

Andrew has published a number of books, specialising in particular in the area of property investment. His research interests include: 
Investment objectives and strategy 
The role of property in institutional portfolios 
The structuring of property portfolios 
Forecasting and risk models for investment 
Property finance and investment 
Indirect property and derivative vehicles 
International property investment

Andrew is also founder and current President of the Reading Real Estate Foundation, a registered charity which has been established to provide financial support for real estate education at The University of Reading.  

Recent Key Publications

Baum, A.  International Real Estate: An Institutional Approach, the United Kingdom, In Seabrooke, Kent and How (eds.), International Real Estate: An Institutional Approach, Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.
Baum, A. Liquidity in Private Property Vehicles: Where Next? London: Investment Property Forum, 2001, 80pp.
Baum, A. Commercial Real Estate Investment. London: Estates Gazette, 2002. 
Refereed journal papers
McAllister, P., Baum, A., Crosby, N., Gallimore, P. and Gray, A. Appraiser Behaviour and Appraisal Smoothing: Some Qualitative and Quantitative Evidence. Journal of Property Research, 20(3), 2003, 261-280.
Lizieri, C., Baum, A. and Scott, A. Ownership, Occupation and Risk: A View of the City of London Office Market. Urban Studies, 37(7), 2000, 1109-1129.
Baum, A. Changing Styles in International Real Estate Investment. Australian Land Economics Review, 5(2), 1999, 3-12.
Baum, A. and Lizieri, C. Who Owns the City? Office Ownership and Overseas Investment in the City of London. Real Estate Finance, 16(1), 1999, 87-100.
Baum, A., Crosby, N. and Murdoch, S. The Contribution of Upward-Only Rent Reviews to the Capital Value of UK Property. Journal of Property Research, 15(2), 1998, 105-120.