Real Estate, Finance and Urban Development 8: Investment Trusts and Funds

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group, Economic Geography Specialty Group, Political Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Riverview I, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 41st Floor
Organizers: Manuel Aalbers
Chairs: Ludovic Halbert


Session co-organised with the Regional Studies Association ( Research Network on Financial Geography (

Real estate and finance were at the roots of the global economic crisis that started in 2007. States and their many institutions, including central banks and financial regulators, have also been seen as complicit to the crisis. Cities have recently entered a period of severe economic turbulence, with high levels of financial uncertainty as resources of governments as well as citizens and businesses have diminished. Future funding for urban development is likely to be increasingly limited due to the reform and re-regulation of financial markets and changing underlying financial-economic conditions of urban property markets. This session emphasizes the relation between real estate, urban development and financial markets. In order to understand urban development and redevelopment processes, it is crucial to understand not only the interaction of supply and demand but also the role of state regulation as well as financial forces at work in increasingly international capital markets.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Sinead Kelly*, Maynooth University, ‘Buy it, Fix it, Sell it’: urban assetization and high-velocity finance in reconfiguring the post-crisis city 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Michael Koscielniak*, University of Michigan, How to placemake a killing: Encounters with Decline-as-Urbanization 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Daniel Sanfelici*, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Ludovic Halbert, Université Paris-Est, Financial market actors as urban policy-makers: the case of Brazil's Real Estate Investment Trusts 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Wonseok Park*, Daegu University, Application of Real Estate Investment Trusts for Expanding Housing Welfare in Korea 20 2:20 PM
Presenter Isabel Martin*, Labcidade FAU USP - São Paulo, Raquel Rolnik, Labcidade FAU-USP, Paula Freire Santoro, Labcidade FAU-USP, Pedro Henrique Rezende Mendonça, Labcidade FAU-USP, Vacant buildings as a territory for profit in São Paulo Real Estate- Financial Complex 20 2:40 PM

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