Research Programme 2011-2015

Thanks to the generosity of 22 leading property organisations, including 14 sponsors from the 2006-2009 Programme, the IPF secured in excess of £1 million of funding to support its 2011-2015 Programme.  
To date, 12 major reports funded by this Programme have been published, including research in the areas of sustainability, commercial property forecasting, depreciation, liquidity, the role of property in the UK economy and in defined contribution pension schemes, the size of the UK market, prospects for investment in social housing and individual property risk.  The final important piece of research, focusing on international liquidity, is about to be published.  This examination of the topic comprises a qualitative investigation of transaction processes and costs in different international market, complemented by an analysis of quantitative indicators, including turnover rates and a comparison of transaction volumes and yields.

In addition to these major pieces of research, as a continuation of the Short Paper Series, established in 2009, 15 such reports and discussion papers have been published since 2011, ranging from the outlook for development finance as the industry emerged from the global financial crisis to what drives growth in evolving real estate markets.  The concluding paper in the series was published recently and sets out a framework for defining investment quality.  

To access all our published reports, please visit the Resource Library.