Dr Simon Huston

Senior Lecturer in Real Estate
Simon Huston

Position

Senior Lecturer in Real Estate

Qualifications

BSc(Econ), PGCE (Business), MSc Evtl.Mgt. (Dunelm), PhD Built Environment (UQ), ACMA CGMA

Contact details

simon.huston@rau.ac.uk

Tel: 01285 652531

Biography

University responsibilities

  • Member: RELM Research Working Group
  • Member: Module Internal Scrutiny Panel
  • Member RELM Advisory Committee
  • PhD supervisor: Mega-urban projects
  • Teaching and Learning Committee

Professional memberships

  • Member: Chartered Institute Management Accountants (1996 - present)
  • Member: CPA Australia (2010– 2013)

External Engagement

  • Local planning and development projects

Peer reviewer:

  • Journal of Property Management - Published by Emerald

External programs:

  • AusAid (Indonesia) Course Strategic Planning

Research

Research Interests

  • Foresight and strategy
  • Urban development
  • Project management and finance
  • Valuation and feasibility analysis
  • Green infrastructure investment
  • Foreign investment, taxation, money laundering, capital inflows
  • Emerging regional hubs (‘hotspots’)
  • Creativity and regional innovation (talent, bohemians, university catalysts)
  • Land rights and contention
  • Place-making, dwelling, rootedness and emotional attachment
  • Civilisation and cities in antiquity

Teaching

Programme Manager

Module leader

  • PhD supervisor (3)
  • Module Leader Real Estate Principles and Practice
  • Module Leader Property Investment Finance and Valuation
  • Module Leader Property Market Analysis
  • Module Leader Real Estate Environment
  • Module Leader Business Finance Real Estate
  • Module Leader Real Estate Finance
  • Teacher SDAU (China) Project Management
  • Teacher SDAU (China) Urban Design Development

Publications

Articles

  • Smart Urban Regeneration (2018),  Edited by: Simon Huston.  Routledge, Abingdon, forthcoming. ‘Introduction: urban conundrums’, ‘Ch1: Smart urban planning’,  ‘Ch 6: Mega-project screening and management, ‘Ch 8: Construction firm competitiveness, ‘Ch 13: Valuation systems: the case of Dubai’ and ‘Ch 17 Conclusion
  • Jadevicius, A. Huston, S. and Andrew Baum (2017). ‘Two centuries of farmland prices in England’, Journal of Property Research, accepted Feb 2017
  • Jadevicius, A. and S. Huston (2017) ‘How long is UK property cycle?’ Journal of Property Investment & Finance. Manuscript ID JPIF-10-2016-0083.R2
  • Huston, S. and A. Jadevicius (2015). ‘Capitalisation: reflections and practice for project appraisal’, International Journal Series in Multidisciplinary Research, Vol 1, No 2 (2015)
  • Huston, S., R. Rahimzad and A. Parsa (2015) ‘Smart sustainable urban regeneration: framework, partnerships and funding models.’ [JCIT-D-14-00474R2, doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2015.05.005] Cities, 48, November 2015: 66–75.
  • Huston, S., Wadley, D. and R. Fitzpatrick. (2015) ‘Urban bohemianism: a structured literature review and compte rendu.’ [SC79751, doi 10.1080/09640568.2015.1035776, doi:10.1177/1206331215579751], Space and Culture, 18 (3): 311-323.
  • Jadevicius, A. and S. Huston (2015) ‘Property market modelling and forecasting - simple vs. complex models.’ [JPIF-08-2014-0053.R2], Journal of Property Investment & Finance, 33 (4): 337
  • Huston, S., A. Jadevicius and N. Minaei (2015). ‘Talent and private rented sector bottlenecks: a preliminary regional investigation.’ Property Management, 33 (3): 287 – 302.
  • Jadevicius, A and S. Huston (2015). ‘ARIMA modelling of Lithuanian house price index.’ International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 8 (1) 1: 135 - 147.
  • Searle, G., Darchen S. and S. Huston (2014). Positive and negative factors for Transit Oriented Development: Case studies from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.’ [doi:10.1080/08111146.2014.931280], Urban Policy and Research 32 (4) 437-457
  • Huston, S. and S. Darchen (2014). ‘Urban regeneration: Australian case study insights for cities under growth pressure.’ International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 7 (2): 266 – 282.
  • Jadevicius, A. and S. Huston (2014) ‘A family of cycles - major and auxiliary business cycles.’ Journal of Property Investment & Finance, 32 (3):306 – 323.
  • Huston, S. (2013). ‘Smart strategy: intelligence, gaming and agility.’ [doi:10.3844/ajebasp.2012.190.196], American Journal of Economics and Business Administration. American Journal of Economics and Business Administration 4 (3): 190-196.
  • Huston, S. and C. Warren (2013). ‘Knowledge city and urban economic resilience.’ Journal of Property Investment & Finance 31 (1): 78 – 88, August 2012.
  • Huston, S. and S. Darchen (2012). ‘Sustainable urban regeneration and the TOD development model.’ Pacific Rim Property Research Journal 18 (2): 95-105.
  • Huston, S. Darchen, S. and E. Ladoucer (2012) ‘De-risking transport-oriented development (TOD) regeneration.’ Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 5(3): 224 - 234.
  • Huston, S. (2011). ‘Disease in Eldorado’. Middle Eastern Studies 47(1):127–136.
  • Huston S. (2011). ‘Elixir or delusion: general systems risk management and A-REIT entity performance.’ Journal of Property Investment & Finance 29 (1):49-58.
  • Kozlowski, M. and S. Huston (2008) ‘Influence of urban design master plans on property sub-markets: two case studies in Brisbane.’ International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis 1 (3):214-230.
  • Huston, S. (2005) ‘Professional gamblers and rash speculators:  a summary of the dynamics of the housing market in Brisbane’s West End. International Association of Assessing Officers - Journal of Property Tax Assessment and Administration, 2 (2):23-29.

Conference Papers

  • Lhabash, E., Huston, S. and A. Parsa. (2016). ‘Investigating UAE Residential valuation systems: results and recommendations’. 24rd European Real Estate Society Conference, June 28-01 July, 2017, TU Delft, Holland.
  • Puying Li, Parsa, A., Huston, S., A. Kashyap and, J. Kempton (2017). ‘The International Competitiveness of Chinese Construction Firms’. 24rd European Real Estate Society Conference, June 28-01 July, 2017, TU Delft, Holland.
  • Puying Li, Parsa, A., Huston, S., and A. Kashyap, (2016). ‘The International Competitiveness of Chinese Construction Firms’. 23rd European Real Estate Society Conference, June 8-11, 2016, Regensburg, Germany.
  • Al Raeesi, E., Lhabash, E. and S. Huston (2016) Evaluating government valuation department performance in developing markets, 23rd European Real Estate Society  Conference, June 8-11, 2016, Regensburg, Germany.
  • Lhabash, E., Huston, S. and A. Parsa. (2016). ‘Dubai residential valuation system: market exploration, embedded institutional participation, archival research and expert interviews’. 23rd European Real Estate Society Conference, June 8-11, 2016, Regensburg, Germany.
  • Huston, E., Redmond P. and S. Huston (2016). ‘Emotional Attachment for Informal Second Language E-Learning’ 2016 International Education Conference June 5-9, 2016 Venice, Italy.
  • Huston, S. (2016) ‘Sustainable housing development in the UK: implications for environmental/energy policy’, British Council Workshop on Global Environmental Policy Learning, Izmir University of Economics the 16th-18 May 2016.
  • Reyhaneh Rahimzad, Ali Parsa and Simon Huston (2015). ‘Evaluating mega urban regeneration projects: developing a new model’, 3rd International Congress on Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urban Development, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, 29-31 December 2015.
  • Huston, S. and A. Jadevicius (2015). ‘Capitalisation: reflections and practice for project appraisal’, International Journal Series in Multidisciplinary Research
  • Jadevicius, A. and S. Huston (2015). ‘Measuring duration of commercial property cycles in the UK: smoothing and volatility [16007], American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) conference, Washington DC, July 6-9, 2015.
  • Huston, S. Minaei, N., Jadevicius, A. and A. Parsa (2015). Regional emerging hubs-catalysts, drivers and constraints, 22nd European Real Estate Society, Istanbul 24-27 June 2015.
  • Huston, S. Puying Li and Ali Parsa (2015). ‘International Competitiveness of China’s Construction Firms’, forthcoming 22nd European Real Estate Society, Istanbul 24-27June 2015.
  • Ebraheim Lahbash, Ali Parsa and S. Huston (2015). ‘Residential valuation: Emirati perspectives’, 22nd European Real Estate Society, Istanbul 24-27 June 2015.
  • Jadevicius, A. Huston, S. and Andrew Baum (2015). ‘Two centuries of farmland prices in England’, 22nd European Real Estate Society, Istanbul 24-27 June 2015.
  • Huston, S. and E. Lahbash (2015). ‘Investigating the UAE residential valuation system: a framework for analysis’, abstract submitted for World Academy of Science Engineering and Technology (WASET) conference on Urban Planning and Regional Development, Dubai 11th -12th March 2015.
  • Huston, S., A. Jadevicius and N. Minaei. (2014) ‘Talent and rental system bottlenecks: a preliminary investigation.’ 21st ERES Conference, Bucharest, Rumania.
  • Jadevicius A. and S. Huston (2014) ‘Understanding Commercial Property Cycles in the UK: Smoothing and Volatility’, 30th Annual conference of the American Real Estate Society, San Diego, California p88
  • Huston, S. (2013) ‘Future cities: learning from antiquity’. The 6th Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS-2013), Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Mateo-Babiano and S. Huston (2013) ‘S. Huston, Vertical mixed-use communities: a solution to urban sustainability? Review, audit and developer perspectives.’ 20th European Real Estate Society Conference, Vienna, Austria.
  • Searle, G., Darchen S. and S. Huston (2013). ‘Delivering successful TOD projects.’ Planning Institute of Australia National Congress, 23-27 March 2013. Canberra, Australia ISBN 978-0-646-90177-0.
  • Huston, S., Darchen, S. and K. May. (2013). ‘Recent Ipswich CBD revitalisation –backdrop and reflections.’19th Annual Pacific-Rim Real Estate Society Conference 13-16 January 2013. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Huston, S. (2012). ‘Phenomenological systems: financial pedagogy for urban redevelopment’ at 8thAnnual ERES Education Seminar, Aalto University, Finland
  • Huston S. and C. Warren (2012). ‘Risk, resilience and the ‘Knowledge City.’ 2012 RICS COBRA Conference, September 11-13, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  • Wadley, D. and S. Huston (2012). ‘Bohemians: structured review, modelling and roles in urban regeneration.’ UQ GPEM Seminar 02 May 2012. Brisbane, Australia.
  • Huston, S. Darchen, S. and E. Ladoucer (2012) ‘De-risking TOD – the case of Albion Mill.’ 18th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Warren, Clive M.J. and Huston, S. (2011). ‘Promoting energy efficiency in public sector commercial buildings in Australia.’: Proceedings of RICS Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA):2011: 128-134, Salford, UK 12-13TH September 2011.
  • Huston S. (2010). ‘Framework for intelligent urban configuration (ICM).’ Knowledge Cities World Summit. Melbourne, Australia.
  • Huston, S. (2010). ‘Management of property market risk.’ 17th European Real Estate Society Conference. Milan, Italy.
  • Huston, S., Elliott, P., and H. Hoon. (2010). ‘Homeownership risk appetite: disruption risk in a growing Sunbelt metropolis.’ 16th Pacific Rim Real Estate Society Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Huston, S. (2009). ‘Overview of Dubai property market.’ Australian Property Institute UQ Property Conference. Brisbane, Australia.
  • Huston, S. (2006). ‘Geographical drivers of dwelling price growth in Brisbane 1991 – 2004’. International Geographical Union. Brisbane, Australia.
  • Huston, S. and Han, H. (2005). 'Housing market segmentation and housing careers: A discriminant analysis of the case of Brisbane.' State of Australian Cities. Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Huston, S. and Chetri P. (2005). ‘Patterns and drivers of residential property returns in Brisbane during the recent boom 1998-2004.’ Australian Property Institute. Brisbane, Australia.
  • Huston, S., Yigitcanlar, T. and Han H. (2005). ‘Urban structure and change in Brisbane: exploring locations for property price premiums.’ Pacific Rim Real Estate Society, Melbourne, Australia