Paul Royston

Paul Royston

Head of Department

School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment

Staff Group(s)
Property Management and Development

Role

Academic Team Leader, Property Management and Development, Paul Royston is a Chartered Surveyor with extensive experience in property analysis, investment and real estate economics. He heads a team of over twenty full and part-time academics within the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment which is responsible for delivering Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Paul is module leader for the Real Estate Investment module delivered to MSc Real Estate and MSc International Real Estate Investment and Finance students. He also contributes to valuation and economics teaching on the bachelors’ courses. Paul has extensive experience of developing, managing and delivering RICS accredited masters’ courses in Spain, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary. He has contributed to RICS conferences and CPD events in Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Cyprus. He has delivered in-house training in valuation and investment appraisal to DTZ, Jones Lang LaSalle and Cushman and Wakefield. He is a regular presenter at the European Real Estate Society research conferences. He has recently received funding for research projects funded by the RICS Education Trust, Investment Property Forum Education Trust and Nottingham Regeneration Ltd. .In 2006 he was project manager responsible for the delivery of an EU PHARE consultancy contract to CzechInvest, the Czech Republic’s inward investment agency. This project was delivered in collaboration with KPMG offices in Prague and Budapest. Paul is an active RICS Assessment of Professional Competence assessor for both practitioners and academics.

Projects

2011, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Education Trust, Research Grant, project title 'Evaluating how commercial awareness is developed in real estate graduates', with Poon, J.

  • 2010-2011, Investment Property Forum Education Trust, Research Grant, project title 'Development of an online library for landmark buildings', with Poon, J. and Lown, K.
  • 2010-2011, Nottingham Regeneration Ltd., Consultancy project, project title 'Nottingham Science City Property and Infrastructure Business Survey', with Collins, P. and Poon, J.

Career overview

  • Real estate investment
  • Behavioural finance
  • Real estate valuation
  • Commercial awareness and employability.

Research areas

  • Property and Planning
  • Real Estate Economics Investment and Development
  • Portfolio management
  • Economics
  • Real estate valuation
  • Commercial awareness and employability
  • Real estate investment
  • Behavioural finance

External activity

  • September 2009 - present, External Examiner, MSc Property Investment Management, Edinburgh Napier University.
  • June 2011, Panel Chair, European Real Estate Society Conference, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Sponsors and collaborators

  • DTZ
  • Cushman and Wakefield
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Investment Property Forum Education trust
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Education Trust
  • Nottingham Regeneration Ltd
  • EU PHARE.