Research Programme Grants

IPF Research Programme 2023 Grant Awards

The Research Steering Group is pleased to announce that it has made eight awards under the IPF Research Programme Grant Scheme 2023.

The Grant Scheme provides financial assistance to encourage real estate investment research by academics and practitioners alike. This year’s winners are from:

  • Amity University, India
  • University of Cambridge
  • Heitman
  • London & Scottish Property Investment Management
  • University of Melbourne
  • Remit Consulting (2 projects)
  • TPF Consulting

The topics covered by these projects are: the impact of digital technology in automated predictive maintenance to enhance asset valuation (Amity University); the development of an overvaluation indicator as an early warning for the commercial real estate market (University of Cambridge); drivers of investment performance among European real estate funds launched during the period 1995-2020 (Heitman); the impact of Covid-19, repurposing and EPC requirements on the secondary office market in the UK (London & Scottish Property IM); institutional investment in affordable BTR housing in Australia (University of Melbourne); why should decarbonisation of freight deliveries to office buildings be a priority for investors? (Remit Consulting); productivity in the real estate sector (Remit Consulting); and the measurement of social impact by UK real estate investors and developers (TPF Consulting).

Richard Gwilliam, Chair of the Research Steering Group and Head of Property Research at M&G Real Estate said: “I am delighted that the quality of the grant applications was so high this year that the Research Steering Group agreed to make eight awards compared with three awards in 2021. The researchers will present their findings in a series of webinars, starting in March”.