2020 IRES Doctoral Symposium Presentation Awards

IRES held its first virtual symposium for doctoral students October 28-30, 2020. Doctoral students from around the globe were invited to submit a video presentation of their research in the areas of real estate finance and investment, urban and housing economics, urban planning, real estate sustainability and related fields. Nine students from among these were selected by the committee to make a live presentation and receive feedback from a mentor. Three students were chosen to receive best presentation awards of $1,000 sponsored by the James R. Webb ARES Foundation. The three winners of the presentation awards are:

Ren Ren, University of Hong Kong

The boom-bust asymmetry of supply elasticity and property price changes: New evidence from within-city analysis

Marina Koelbl, University of Regensburg

Is mandatory risk reporting informative? Evidence from US REITs using machine learning for text analysis

Felix Gauger, TU Darmstadt

Coworking spaces and start-ups: Empirical evidence from a product market competition perspective

Congratulations as well to the other finalists:

  • Lingshan Xie (University College London)
  • Charlotte van der Lijn (University of Sheffield)
  • Simon Stehle (University of Konstanz)
  • Aleksandar Petresk (Jönköping International Business School)
  • Han Liu (The George Washington University)
  • Wei Lin (University of St. Gallen)

Mentors: Dr. Kola Akinsomi, Dr. Yi Fan, Dr. Jeremy Gabe, Dr. Kwan Ok Lee, Dr. Rose Lai, Dr. Masaki Mori, Dr. Woei Chyung Wong, Dr. Peter Wyatt, and Dr. Nafeesa Yunus.

The Symposium was organized by an international committee comprised of Dr. Masaki Mori (chair), Dr. Jeremy Gabe, Dr. Kwan Ok Lee, Dr. Paloma Talavull de La Paz, and Mr. Alessandro Verdrossi.