PRRES Newsletter

April 2009

PRRES 2009 Conference

The PRRES 2009 conference held in Sydney over 18 – 21 January 2009 was an outstanding success and continued the tradition of informative, friendly and supportive PRRES conferences. Continued

PRRES Case Competition - UniSA Student Feedback

A number of property student, including four UniSA students, were involved in the inaugural Case Competition at the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES) 2009 conference.  This competition, initiated by the Auckland University Business School who run an annual case competition, was open to undergraduate property students from the Pacific Rim region and included teams from Australia, New Zealand, USA and Hong Kong universities.  Here is their invaluable feedback!


News from Lincoln University

Chris Eves has left Lincoln to take up the chair at QUT. He will be sadly missed as he made a substantial contribution at Lincoln and fitted in perfectly with the culture of the organisation.


News from Deakin University

Sara Wilkinson and Richard Reed delivered a course to Parliament House staff in Canberra on how to make the ‘house’ more sustainable. 


Industry Day a PRRES 2009 Highlight

A key highlight at PRRES 2009 was Industry Day.  This event aims to bring together high-powered industry researchers and thought leaders to share their knowledge about current industry events shaping the property investment world. Continued

Vale Jim Webb

Jim Webb passed away on Friday 27th February, 2009.  He will be sadly missed by his many friends around the world.  Jim has been a wonderful friend and mentor to many PRRES members. Jim had an outstanding reputation in property research and published many of the most cited and influential papers in property research.  He was instrumental in establishing the American Real Estate Society (ARES) and was the main driver behind its significant growth and success over the last 25 years.


Vale Duncan Rose

Members of the valuation profession in South Australia were saddened by the news that Duncan Rose passed away on Saturday 21st March, 2009.  Continued

News from UniSA

Professor Stan McGreal from the University of Ulster visited the University of South Australia at the end of January as Visiting Professor in Property. Continued

News from QUT

Chris Eves finished working at Lincoln University on the 19th February 2009 to take up the role of Professor of Property Economics at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.


PRRES Newsletter

Editor: Valerie Kupke, UniSA

Webmaster: Peter Rossini, UniSA

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