PRRES Newsletter

April 2010


Message from the PRRES President


My belated best wishes to all members of PRRES for the 2010 academic year.  We have already commenced our year with a very successful annual conference hosted by Song Shi and his team from Massey University.  Extending on my comments from the conference dinner, I would like to congratulate Song and his team for a wonderful conference in Wellington, New Zealand..........Continued

PRRES 2010 Conference Wellington, New Zealand

As the convenor of the 2010 Pacific Rim Real Estate Society conference in Wellington, I am happy to report that the conference was very well received.  I received a number of congratulatory emails including one from a delegate who wrote “I would like to congratulate you on the conference. It was excellent in all respects and a credit to you and the team from Massey”.  The 2010 PRRES conference had over 120 delegates attending from countries which included Australia, America, New Zealand, China, Germany, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nigeria, Philippines, London, Japan, Singapore, South Africa and Taiwan. Highlights of the conference included the PhD colloquium, key note speakers, parallel sessions, industry day presentations, property case study competition, prizes and awards and the conference dinner....... Continued

Conference proceeding are now available online

Pacific Rim Property Research Journal (PRPRJ)

The PRPRJ notes the recent passing away of Jim Webb and Tom Whipple and acknowledges their significant contributions to property education and research. A Vale to Tom Whipple will appear in the March 2010 edition of the PRPRJ. As well a special edition of the PRPRJ is to be produced in memory of Tom Whipple with the expected publication set for December 2010 with Greg Costello as guest editor............Continued

Call for Papers, Pacific Rim Property Research Journal - Special Issue

Dedicated in Memory of R.T.M. (Tom) Whipple Guest Editor: Greg Costello (Curtin University

This special issue of PRPRJ is dedicated to the memory of Professor Reginald Thomas Milner (Tom) Whipple, who passed away on 10 January 2010. Tom Whipple was a pioneer in property education and research in Australia. His academic career commenced in the early 1970’s at Sydney University and concluded in 1998 at Curtin University (Perth) when he was recognised as Emeritus Professor.

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Vale to Dr Tom Whipple

Please note this review has been taken from the Property West Jan/Feb 2010 e-newsletter of the WA Division of the API  

It is with sadness that we report on the passing of Dr. Tom Whipple, Life Fellow of the Australian Property Institute in January 2010.   Dr Tom Whipple was both a leading property academic and author in the Western world and had been for some twenty five years.

In 1949, he started his professional life by joining the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he gained experience in Mortgage Financing and Real Property Conveyancing. For the next 15 years, he continued to explore real estate and real estate consulting, holding varying roles and positions that would allow him to travel to destinations in South East Asia, South and East Africa, even Hawaii.

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PRRES Membership Renewal Notification

Your registration fee for the PRRES 2010 conference in Wellington automatically included your 2010 membership fee for PRRES Inc. However if you were unable to attend the conference this year in Wellington, your 2010 membership fees are now due.

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The 2010 PRRES Business Case Competition - the UniSA Team reports back

The 2010 PRRES case competition has been run and won - read some feedback from participants

Case Competition winners - Auckland Uni

News from PRRES Members

Deakin University

Commencing on the 1st of January 2010 the entire Property and Real Estate Course (ie all staff and students) at Deakin University relocated from the School of Architecture and Building to the Faculty of Business and Law (Melbourne). This is a general trend with Australian property courses relocating to a business faculty, including the University of Queensland in 2009. It now appears that most property courses are located in business schools, which follows the US model somewhat. The benefits of the Deakin University relocation were realised immediately with a sharp increase in undergraduate demand as well as for a combined Commerce/Property double degree commencing in 2011. There is also demand for a property major in the Bachelor of management degree.

Professor Richard Reed, Deakin University

University of South Australia

On returning to Adelaide after the 2010 PPRES conference the property staff at UniSA again welcomed visiting Adjunct Professor Stanley McGreal from the University of Ulster. Professor McGreal spent a very productive 2 weeks working with staff on a variety of research topics. As of March the staff are again in teaching mode and, with university endorsement, are looking this year to establish a strong experiential theme to all of their property courses. A number of the UniSA staff will be presenting papers at the 2010 IPTI conference in Adelaide and at the ERES Conference in Milan.

Val Kupke, UniSA

Upcoming Conferences

Pacific-Rim Real Estate Society, PRRES Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia: January, 2011

European Real Estate Society, ERES Milan, Italy: June 23-26, 2010 click for details

Asian Real Estate Society, AsRES Kaohsiung City, Taiwan: July 09-12, 2010 click for details

Middle East North Africa Real Estate Society, MENARES Conference October 2010. MENARES has recently been established. Like PRRES, MENARES, is a member of the International Real Estate Society (IRES). For more details about MENARES go to The first MENARES conference will be held in October 2010 – the following link is the call for papers.

International Property Tax Institute, 13th International Conference - Adelaide, Australia April 27 - 28, 2010 PRRES members are invited to attend the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI), 13th International Conference - Adelaide, Australia April 27 - 28, 2010.

The theme of the conference is Reforms in revenue, rating, valuation and taxation. Several PRRES members will be presenting papers. Cost and other details are at the following link.

Real Estate Markets & Capital Markets Conference October 2010 The 2nd ReCapNet-Conference will take place in Mannheim on October 11th to 12th, 2010.   Click here to see the call for papers for this conference. Please feel free to submit a paper and to send the call for paper to all your friends and colleagues!


PRRES Newsletter

Editor: Valerie Kupke, UniSA

Webmaster: Peter Rossini, UniSA

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