“Real Estate as a Driver of Inequality and Market Volatility”
11 March 2015, 7pm
Divinity School, St. John's College
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A property bubble was at the centre of the Global Financial Crisis with its devastating consequences, while capital in the form of real estate has a historic association with the upper classes and social inequality.
Is real estate the root cause of these major threats to today’s economies?
Does the property market cause market volatility and social inequality?
Join CUREFIS and the Marshall Society to discuss “Real Estate as a Driver of Inequality and Market Volatility”.
Dr Bob Colenutt works at the Collaborative Centre for the Built Environment and is founding member of the International Network of Urban Affairs (INURA). He has been extensively involved in community politics and local government planning. Throughout his career he has written widely on UK urban policy for academic journals, professional magazines, and newspapers.
Prof. Michelle Baddeley is Professor in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment at UCL. Before that, she was Research Fellow at the Cambridge Faculty of Economics and Deputy Director of the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy. Her research includes housing market instability and the development of behavioural macroeconomic models.
Prof. Colin Lizieri is Grosvenor Professor of Real Estate Finance, University of Cambridge, with over thirty years experience as a researcher, consultant and academic in property markets. Colin has recently been appointed as chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on The Future of Real Estate and Urbanization.
Robert Peto is Chairman of DTZ Investment Management Ltd, part of DTZ Investors with now over £7 billion assets under management. He was Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chairman of DTZ UK and sits on the boards of a number of property funds.