International real estate research

Publication Date05 Aug 2019
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1108/JPIF-08-2019-103
Pages426-426
AuthorNick French
SubjectProperty management & built environment
Editorial
International real estate research
Information is the religion of the modern world. David Lodge (2011)
When this journal was established at the Journal of Valuation back in 1982, all the papers
published were from authors based in the UK. It was not an international journal even
though the subscriptions included numerous, English speaking, institutions from outside
the UK. Indeed, most of these were commonwealth countries and had a shared history of
property education and practice.
In total, 37 years on and we are in a very different world. The majority of authors are now
from outside the UK and the reach of the journal is now fully international covering all of the
five (original) continents. The bulk of our papers now come from continental Europe and
Asia with the number of North and South American papers now increasing substantially as
well. In time, it is hoped that more African papers will be successful and then our journal will
cover all real estate markets around the world.
This is important and the papers in this issue are a good reflection of the changes noted
above. We have also just added 13 new members to our Editorial Board, from both academia
and industry, reflecting the new geographical penetration of the journal.
On a personal note, this is really rewarding. When, in the early 1980s, I entered academia
as a naive 22 year old on the faculty at The University of Reading in the UK, one of my
ambitions was to expand the discipline of real estate around the world. Or, to be more
precise, I wanted to create forums where academics and practitioners from around the world
could present and debate their work on a global stage. I did this, with the support and help
of many others, via journals such as The Journal of Property Investment & Finance and The
Journal of European Real Estate Research (which I was also instrumental in establishing)
supported by the creation of international societies such as the European Real Estate
Society and the International Real Estate Society. We now truly have many international
forums and this can only be a good thing to encourage and support the next generation of
academics and practitioners/researchers to cement the importance of real estate in the
academic literature.
Nick French
Reference
Lodge, D. (2011), The Campus Trilogy: Changing Places; Small World; Nice Work, Penguin, p. 390.
Journal of Property Investment &
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