Keynote Speakers

The Keynote Speakers for PRRES 2018 are:

Professor Colin Lizieri

University of Cambridge

In the Long Run: Economic Environment, Investor Behaviour and the Challenges of Research

Professor Colin Lizieri has over thirty years experience as a researcher, consultant and academic in property markets. Prior to joining Cambridge he taught at the University of Reading, at City University and the University of Toronto. Recognition of his work includes the award of the David Ricardo medal by the American Real Estate Society, “the highest recognition by ARES of scholarly work in the real estate discipline”; the International Real Estate Society Achievement Award for international real estate research “for outstanding achievement in real estate research, education and practice at the international level”; and election as an honorary fellow of the Society of Property Researchers “in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of property research”. Colin chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on The Future of Real Estate and Urbanization 2014-2016. He has acted as a consultant to national governments, central banks, sovereign wealth funds and other major real estate actors and has acted as an expert witness in the Upper Chamber (Lands Tribunal) and the Australian Federal Courts. He became head of the Department of Land Economy in January 2016.


Professor Norman Miller

University of San Diego

Blurred Lines, Disruptions and the Future of Real Estate

Norm Miller is a Professor and the Ernest W. Hahn Chair of Real Estate Finance at the University of San Diego where he has been since the fall of 2007. He has several dozen highly cited papers on sustainability, workplace trends, housing, valuation and forecasting. For much of his academic career he was at the University of Cincinnati as Academic and Real Estate Center Director with one year visits at DePaul University and the University of Hawaii and three years at the University of Georgia where he started his career. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from the Ohio State University. He is active on the Editorial Board of several national/international journals and a past President of the American Real Estate Society. Known for his pioneering work on the economics of green and sustainable real estate, he was the founding Editor of the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and is now Editor Emeritus. Dr. Miller worked as V.P. of Analytics at CoStar, and is a research principal with Collateral Analytics, see He is also on the advisory boards of Pathfinders, Measurabl, Surefield and Verdani. His book with David Geltner of MIT “Commercial Real Estate Analysis and Investment” is in its third edition and is the leading graduate real estate textbook in the world. He is currently a Homer Hoyt Land Use Institute Faculty and Board member, where he is involved with some premier thought leaders among academics and industry professionals in a think tank setting.