13 research outputs found

    Integrating automated valuation models (AVMs) with valuation services to meet the needs of UK borrowers, lenders and valuers

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    Lenders traditionally instruct a valuer to conduct a property valuation to support property secured loan decisions. However AVM use for UK residential loan valuations has recently grown rapidly (CML, 2007) raising questions about how the UK valuers’ professional body, the RICS, should respond. The paper reports research funded by the RICS Education Trust and Residential Professional Group, commencing with interviews and a survey examining valuers’ changing roles in residential loan valuation in the UK, including the use of AVMs. Subsequent interviews with lenders and AVM companies explored choices between different valuation and survey levels, including AVMs, and development of AVM tools designed to support valuers. The paper analyses possible approaches to advice, guidance and regulation of AVM use by the UK professional body, drawing on the survey, interviews and a review of other countries’ professional body responses to AVMs. It is the first systematic study of valuers’ current and likely future involvement with automated valuation and their perceptions of it

    Would the reputation and behaviour of the Chinese stock exchange be a disincentive to investors considering a Chinese REIT?

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    China has drawn the world’s attention with the emergence, rapid growth and increasing maturity of its real estate market in the past twenty years. Currently the world’s third largest economy, China was the second largest Asian country for commercial property transaction capital flows in 2006 (JLL, 2007). International investors have recently shown considerable interest regarding property investment in China, via both direct and indirect property and changes to the rules governing internal funds are likely to initiate high levels of effective demand from domestic institutions too. China is yet to develop a Real Estate Investment trust (REIT) market; despite this investment demand encouragement for development of pilot REITs by the PRC government has waxed and waned with political imperatives to manage market and economic volatility. Chinese REITs would theoretically provide the opportunity for investors to access Chinese “property” returns with liquidity and flexibility and might further play a significant role in stabilising the Chinese capital market in the medium and long term. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether the reputation and behaviour of the Chinese stock exchanges is a disincentive to investors considering a Chinese REIT. This is addressed firstly by assessing Chinese stock market volatility compared to that of the Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchanges. Secondly, a survey was used to explore Chinese domestic investors’ attitudes to investment in Chinese property REITs and their preferences amongst the three main Asian stock exchanges where Chinese REITs might potentially be available

    An Investigation of the Response of Industrial and Office Property Occupiers to Property-led Urban Regeneration Policies in Tyne and Wear

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    The paper investigates the scale of relocations generated by property-led regeneration schemes and identifies the perceived benefits accruing to occupiers of relocating to such developments. In so doing the implications for the local property market of such moves, in respect of the performance of new and existing developments, are revealed

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    AVMs: added value or alternative?

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