BLE, PhD (Land Economics)

Professor/Real Estate Director of Studies (Edin) & Senior Director of Studies for Multi-campus Real Estates

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Heriot-Watt University
Neil A Dunse

Neil is a Land Economist with varied research interests in real estate markets and housing. These include

  • commercial and residential property market analysis,
  • dynamics of property markets,
  • real estate valuation and appraisal and,
  • assessing the impact of public policy on land and property values
Selected publications
  1. Dunse, N, Wilson, P, White, M and Zurbruegg, R (forthcoming) “Modelling Price Movements in Housing Micro-markets: Identifying the Long-term and Short-term Components in Local Housing Market Dynamics” Urban Studies
  2. Dunse, N, Jones, C and White, M (2010) “Valuation accuracy and spatial variation in the efficiency of the property market”, Journal of European Real Estate Research, Vol. 3. No. 1, pp 24-45.
  3. Dunse, N., Jones, C., White, M., Trevillion, E. and Wang, L. (2007) “Modelling urban commercial property yields: Exogenous and endogenous influences” Journal of Property Research, Vol. 24., No.4, pp 1-20.
  4. Dehring, C, and Dunse, N (2006) “Housing Density and the Effect of Proximity to Public Open Space” Real Estate Economics, Vol. 34. No. 4, pp 553-566.
  5. Dunse, N and Jones, C (2005) “Rental depreciation, obsolescence and location: The case of industrial properties, Journal of Property Research, Vol. 22 No. 2/3 pp 205-223.

Neil's academic background is in Land Economics.  He is currently a Reader in Urban Studies in the School of the Built Environment working in the research areas listed above and teaching real estate valuation and investment.  He has previously held positions as a Researcher in Land Economics at the University of Paisley and as a Lecturer and subsequently Senior Lecturer in Land Economy at the University of Aberdeen.

Neil has undertaken research projects for the RICS, ODPM, Scottish Parliament, EPSRC and NHPAU and has published widely including Journal of Property Research, Urban Studies and Real Estate Economics.