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EBS PhD students present their work to the international, academic real estate community

4 July 2019 | By: Pressestelle EBS Universität
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Prof. Kerstin Hennig, Professor of Real Estate and Head of EBS Real Estate Management Institute (r.) and EBS PhD student Katharina Johanna Oetken at the AREUEA 2019 International Conference.

At the end of June, Prof. Kerstin Hennig, head of the Real Estate Management Institute, together with two doctoral students, took part in the annual international forum of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) in Milan, at the renowned Università Bocconi.

The EBS Real Estate Management Institute (REMI) of EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht in Wiesbaden bundles all real estate-related activities of EBS Universität in four central fields of activity: university education, research, scientific guidance and further education. At the end of June, Prof. Kerstin Hennig, head of the Real Estate Management Institute, together with two doctoral students, took part in the annual international forum of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) in Milan, at the renowned Università Bocconi. AREUEA is one of the leading conferences in real estate research and education worldwide. The non-profit organisation was founded in 1964 at the Allied Social Science Association conference in Chicago with the aim of broadening knowledge in the disciplines and facilitating the exchange of information and opinions between academics, professionals and government officials concerned with urban economics and real estate issues.

The scientific contributions at the conference dealt with a wide variety of topics in real estate research. The EBS PhD students Katharina Johanna Oetken and Heiko Kirchhain also took part in the scientific discourse and had the opportunity to present their work. Katharina Johanna Oetken strengthens EBS REMI as a research assistant and doctoral student, focusing her research on “Urban Concepts”. Her previous research dealt with the topic of urbanisation and the city as a space marked by perpetual change. Under the working title: “Impact of Geography and Exogenous Shocks on Real Estate Markets”, Heiko Kirchhain deals with the statistical analysis of unanticipated changes in the micro- and macroeconomic environment of real estate markets. His research focuses on the impact of unannounced negative performance of essential local companies. Furthermore, he examines reaction characteristics of real estate markets triggered by restrictions in supplies. For this he uses modern methods of geographical research and combines them with real estate economic methods.

Prof. Hennig, Professor of Real Estate and Head of EBS Real Estate Management Institute (REMI): “I am very proud to be able to support our young EBS academics in their doctoral projects and am pleased to see the high output of scientific findings, in particular in Urban Concepts research.

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