RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

2013 - The 19th Annual PRRES Conference in Melbourne, Australia

Future Directions; A Time of Change
January 13 - 16, 2013
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Conference Summary

The 2013 19th PRRES Conference will be hosted by RMIT University, Melbourne Australia.  The conference will include presentations from Australian and International speakers at the forefront of research and policy-making and brings together a multi-disciplinary group of leading property researchers and policy makers from throughout the Pacific Rim region. It also advances understanding and cooperation between educators and the property industry in an increasingly complex industry. The PRRES conference attracts delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Taipei, South Africa, England, America, Canada, Germany and Spain.

Potential Topics

Housing Economics and Policy; Green Buildings & Environmental Policies; Impact of pandemics upon the built environment; Corporate Real Estate; Asset, Property & Facility Management; IT and Real Estate; International Real Estate; Marketing & Communication in Property; Market Research, Analysis &Forecasting; PPF, PPP & Infrastructures; Performance and Risk Management; Property Development; Property & Urban Economics; Real Estate Finance & Investment; Property Education; Property Valuation; Real Estate Portfolio Management; Tax and Legal Issues in Property; Special Interest Topics - Big Data, PropTech, the Ageing Population; Other topics broadly synergising with the property discipline will be considered.

Peer Review

PRRES 2013 is offering double blind review of full papers. These papers will be published on the PRRES Inc. website

Thank you to our conference organisers

Conference Coordinator:

Ms Judith Callanan -

Proceedings from the 19th Annual Conference PRRES Conference

Delegate Papers

Papers shown as "refereed" have been refereed through a peer review process involving an expert international board of referees headed by Dr Dulani Halvitigala. Full papers were refereed with authors being required to make any changes prior to presentation at the conference and subsequent publication as a refereed paper in these proceedings.   Non-refereed presentations may be presented at the conference without a full paper and hence not all non-refereed presentations and/or papers appear in these proceedings.  All authors retain the copyright in their individual papers.

Keynote Speakers

Michael McAllum

Michael McAllum

Michael is a distinguished fellow of the Asian Foresight Institute, based in Bangkok, has been a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian institute of Company Directors and is a foundation member of the Association of Professional Futurists. He is also a member of an exclusive international speakers bureau 'Future Voices' and was one of only nine global expert commentators in the recently released British Government report; The shape of jobs to come. Michael is also on the steering committee of the National Business Leaders Forum for Sustainable Development and is active in the establishment of a pan Asian business forum dedicated to networking leaders in post carbon competitiveness.

The Hon. Tom Roper

The Hon. Tom Roper

Since his retirement, after 21 years in the Victorian Parliament (Australia), he has been an active Board Member of the Washington DC based Climate Institute, Global Urban Development and Greenfleet (Australia), an advisor to government, business and NGO’s on sustainability issues and an Honorary Life Member of the Metropolis Association. He provides briefings on climate change developments and green building issues for the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment and the Building Commission. He is the Project Director of the Global Sustainable Energy Islands Initiative which provides assistance to Small Island States seeking to introduce renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. He has recently been appointed a Senior Fellow of Melbourne University’s Australian Centre for Science, Innovation and Society and elected Chair, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council.