PRRES Conference 2006

The 12th Annual Conference of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society 
 January 22 to 25, 2006, Auckland,  New Zealand

The University of Auckland Business School

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Welcome from the PRRES Board

Welcome to the 12th Annual PRRES Conference in Auckland.

Over the last few years property research has emerged as a topic of considerable interest to the academic community,  policy makers and the public at large. The PRRES conference is now well established as a premier forum for regional and international property researchers.

PRRES offers members the opportunity to establish regional and international research networks via the umbrella organisation of the International Real Estate Society (IRES). Sister organisations who are also members of IRES are the American (ARES), European (ERES), Asian (AsRES), African (AfRES), Latin American (LaRES) and middle East (MeRES) Real Estate Societies.

One of the strengths of PRRES is the strong ties that have been established with the property industry. These linkages have helped to improve the quality of the applied research papers presented at the PRRES conference. The PRRES Board is most appreciative of the ongoing sponsorship provided by the API (Australian Property Institute), PINZ (Property Institute of New Zealand) and RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). This year the conference organisers have included an industry day on Wednesday with sponsorship provided by the IPD (Investment Property Databank).

Universities in the region are moving to funding mechanisms that place considerable emphasis on publications in refereed journals. The PRRES journal, Pacific Rim Property Research Journal, provides members with a forum to publish their research in an international refereed journal, published quarterly.

Congratulations to the University of Auckland and the organising committee (led by Deborah Levy) for their efforts in hosting this conference. We wish all participants a successful and enjoyable conference.

PRRES Board Members

President: Bob Hargreaves
President Elect: John MacFarlane
Executive Director: Geoff Page
Past-President: John Flaherty
Secretary: Richard Reed
Treasurer: John MacFarlane
Australia New Zealand Asean and Oceania

Non Regional

John Flaherty Bob Hargreaves Spike Boydell George Earl
John MacFarlane Deborah Levy John Loh David Parker
Chris Eves   Niputh Jitrasonk Greg Costello
Richard Reed   Yu Shi Ming  
John Sheehan      
Angelo Karantonis      

Welcome from the Dean, The University of Auckland Business School

I would like to welcome you to Auckland, New Zealand, on behalf of The University of Auckland Business School.

We are proud to present the 12th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference, a  joint venture between PRRES, IRES and The University of Auckland Business School.  The theme for the Conference this year is Extending the Boundaries, including geographic, intellectual, and business boundaries. We have added a Postgraduate Colloquium, giving our postgraduate students an opportunity to share their ideas with top academics. The addition of the Industry Day brings some top calibre international speakers to New Zealand and provides a forum for professionals and  investors to learn from the best in their field.

During your stay I hope that you are able to find some time to get to know The University of Auckland. Inside your conference pack is a map of The University Heritage Trail which was established by the Business School during its Centenary Year and gifted to the University. We also recommend that you join the tour of our new business school complex, the Owen G. Glenn Building, which is currently under construction and due for completion in late 2007. This state-of-the-art facility on the corner of Wynyard Street and Grafton Road will bring together the vast majority of our staff and students, and facilitate the School’s position as an international centre of research and teaching excellence.

Though you are only here for a short period, please do take the opportunity to explore our city. Information is included in your conference pack on some of the unique places of interest in Auckland for you to visit.

Once again, welcome to Auckland and I hope that you find the conference, and your time with us, a stimulating and rewarding experience.

Barry Spicer
Dean, The University of Auckland Business School

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