The real estate landscape is rapidly changing with new technology impacting the way humans think, communicate and make real estate decisions.
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As waves of technology disruptors challenge the traditional environment, research is required to understand the technological developments on several parallel and overlapping real estate fronts. This research looks at the different components and paradigm shifts created by new disruptive technology driving digital platforms, the sharing economy and smart buildings.
With current innovations, many new products and processes are unfolding and require research to understand the implications on the real estate profession.
Dr David Higgins is the Professor of Real Estate at Birmingham City University, a relatively new UK University which after rapid growth is now the second largest of five Birmingham universities.
David is a Fellow of the RICS and is a member of the West Midlands Regional Committee. He has strong Australian and global property industry links, including past-visiting professor positions at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Xiamen University, China and RMIT University, Australia.
Prior to joining academia in 2003, David held senior Australian and New Zealand research and property management positions in leading real estate companies including Colliers International, Bayleys Real Estate, Jones Lang LaSalle and Tyndall Property Fund Management (Deutsche Bank).
He has published many scientific research papers in leading international journals and conference contributions. David’s research expertise covers the traditional performance analysis modelling to recent research papers and presentations looking at the emerging real estate market drivers, focusing on extreme risk (Black Swan Event Theory) and the structural impact of the digital age on the real estate landscape.