Can real estate go from villain to hero?
In a rapidly urbanizing world, real estate plays a critical role in the impact that city development has on the environment and on urban sustainability.
Colin Lizieri is Grosvenor Professor of Real Estate Finance at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. He has over thirty years experience as a researcher, consultant and academic in property markets. Prior to joining Cambridge he taught at the University of Reading, at City University and the University of Toronto. Recognition of his work includes the award of the David Ricardo medal by the American Real Estate Society, "the highest recognition by ARES of scholarly work in the real estate discipline"; the International Real Estate Society Achievement Award for international real estate research “for outstanding achievement in real estate research, education and practice at the international level”; and election as an honorary fellow of the Society of Property Researchers “in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of property research”. Colin has recently been appointed as chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on The Future of Real Estate and Urbanization.