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Call for Papers--The 2017 Nick Tyrrell Research Prize
Posted: 12/27/2016





Call for Papers


"Recognising innovative and high-quality, applied research in real estate investment"


The Nick Tyrrell Research Prize was established in 2011 by the Investment Property Forum (IPF), INREV and the Society of Property Researchers (SPR) to recognise and promote high quality applied research in the field of real estate investment. The Prize is in memory of the work and industry contribution of Nick Tyrrell, who sadly passed away in August 2010. Nick’s work was characterised by a combination of academic rigour, practical relevance and the encouragement of young researchers. It is this spirit and philosophy that underpins the objectives of the Prize.


The response of the global real estate research community to the inaugural Prize in 2012 was very encouraging, with a large number of quality papers covering an eclectic range of topics submitted by leading academics and practitioners. Over the last five years the number and diversity of submissions has expanded and the Prize has established itself as an increasingly prestigious award. Topics covered by prize-winning papers include: the relationship between REIT and direct real estate returns (Hoesli & Oikarinen, 2012); analysis of pension fund investments in real estate (Andonov, Kok & Eichholtz, 2013); price discovery in UK unlisted real estate funds (Schneider, 2014); and the impact of international investment on real estate cap rates (McAllister & Nanda, 2015).


We invite you to submit a paper for the 2017 Prize and to ask you to help publicise the initiative by circulating this email to your colleagues and research network. The deadline for submissions is 31st May 2017. As with previous years, the Nick Tyrrell Research Prize will be awarded to a paper addressing any topic in real estate investment that, in the opinion of the Judges, combines both practical relevance and academic robustness. In addition to a Prize of £2,000, the winners will receive publicity from the three sponsoring organisations and an opportunity to present their work at an industry seminar and, if required, assistance with journal submission. Please note there is a further Prize of £1,000 available to researchers under the age of 35.


As with previous years, the sponsoring organisations have assembled a high profile and experienced panel of Judges from both academia and practice. For 2017 the panel is chaired by Dr Paul McNamara, OBE (formerly Director of Research, M&G Real Estate). The other judges are: Prof Dr Marc Franke (University of Amsterdam); Prof Dr Martin Hoesli (University of Geneva & University of Aberdeen); Nick Mansley (University of Cambridge); and Andrew Smith (Hearthstone Investments plc).


If you would like to submit a paper, or require further information on the Nick Tyrrell Research Prize, please do not hesitate to contact the prize organisers (via For more detail on the criteria and rules governing the award of the two prizes, please click here.


Sue Forster & Paul Kennedy

Joint Secretaries, Nick Tyrrell Research Prize



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