About the webinar series
the fields of Urban Studies, Spatial Planning and Real Estate is rare. At the same time, stereotypes attached to both public and private actors working in the property sector may hamper successful collaboration. The aim of the Property Webinar Series was to foster interdisciplinary and inter-professional discussions. In several thematic sessions, the webinar series brought together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds and property industry leaders, to showcase how a joint discussion between scholars from different disciplines with property industry leaders and public sector officials can lead to fruitful conversations and potential future research endeavours.
The webinar series was initiated by and , and has been developed in close collaboration with , , Andre Legarza, and .
The project is supported by the University of Amsterdam’s (CUS) and the (ASRE).
Webinar 1: Corporate Social Responsibility in real estate in times of crisis
The first session of the Property Webinar Seminar took place on October 2nd, 2020.
Webinar 2: The rise and metamorphosis of property investment managers
The second session of the Property Webinar Seminar took place on November 13, 2020.
Webinar 3: Covid19 and risk assessments on hospitality property holding decisions
The third session of the Property Webinar Seminar took place on November 13, 2020.
Webinar 4: Mixed-use urban development as a tool for risk mitigation
The fourth session of the Property Webinar Seminar took place on December 11, 2020.
In the background of this rise of mixed-use development, there has been an evolution of the commercial real estate (CRE) sector in the past two decades, amounting to record CRE investment volumes at the end of 2019 in Europe, as published by global real estate firm . With increasing urbanization, shifting demographics and substantial real estate investor interest, urban planning and property development are beginning to further collide with commercial production and investor-driven interests in urban real estate, whether they want to or not.