PRRES Conference 2007

The 13th Annual Conference of the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society 
 January 21 to 24, 2007, Fremantle, Western Australia

The Curtin University of Technology

Conference Proceedings

Download the full conference program (as PDF file 1.5 Mbytes)

Conference Web Site

Delegate List

Conference In Pictures

Welcome from the PRRES Board

Welcome to the 13th Annual PRRES Conference in Fremantle, Western Australia.

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 is also sponsored by EstateMaster Property Software and the conference dinner is sponsored by the Property Education Foundation (PEF).

This year our conference theme is “Challenges and Opportunities for Property Education”. Our keynote speakers, Professors Graeme Newell and Spike Boydell will focus on contemporary issues impacting on property education in their keynote addresses. Increasingly, our universities in the region are moving to funding mechanisms that place considerable emphasis on publications in refereed journals. We would like to emphasise to delegates the value of our own PRRES journal. The Pacific Rim Property Research Journal (PRPRJ), provides members with a valuable forum to publish their research in an international refereed journal, published quarterly.

Congratulations to Curtin University of Technology and the organising committee (led by Greg Costello) for their efforts in hosting this conference. We wish all participants a successful and enjoyable conference.

PRRES Board Members
President: John MacFarlane    
President Elect: David Parker    
Executive Director: Geoff Page    
Past-President: Bob Hargreaves    
Secretary: Deborah Levy    
Treasurer: John MacFarlane    
Australia New Zealand Asean and Oceania Non Regional 
John Flaherty Deborah Levy Dominique Fisher Connie Susilawati
John MacFarlane John McDonagh John Loh Greg Costello
Angelo Karantonis Bob Hargreaves Yu Shi Ming  
John Sheehan   Ting Kien Hwa  
David Parker      
Chris Eves      
Peter Rossini      

 Welcome from the Executive Dean

 Dear Conference participant,

On behalf of the Curtin Business School, I welcome you to the 13th Pacific Rim Real Estate Conference here in the beautiful city of Fremantle, Western Australia.

Curtin Business School was the first business school in Australia to win the prestigious EQUIS accreditation and we aim to provide students and business with a superb international education through the discovery and application of knowledge.

I thank the Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES), for their support in bringing the conference to Curtin.

I also commend organisers on the extremely timely and well thought out program. I hope however that you will have time in your schedule to see the sights. Fremantle is a city dear to the hearts of most West Australians and when you do skip out for a stroll or a bite to eat during the conference you will see why.

During your free time I suggest you make the most of not just the historical port city of Fremantle but also the City of Perth, Kings Park located on Mount Eliza in the CBD, Swan Valley vineyards and the stunning white sand beaches on our Sunset Coast. And for a quick meal on the water try the nearby Cicerello’s Fish and Chips on Fisherman’s Wharf.

If you are in the CBD please visit the Curtin Graduate School of Business in the heart of the Perth business district. Originally the Government Printing Office, this iconic building is a heritage site of cultural significance and forms a significant part of the history of Perth. It now delivers our Graduate programs the MBA and the Master of Leadership and Management (MLM).

Thank you again for being part of the 13th Pacific Rim Real Estate Conference

Professor Michael Wood
Executive Dean, Curtin Business School.