Andrew Baum

Andrew Baum

Professor of Practice


Saïd Business School University of Oxford Park End Street Oxford OX1 1HP

Profile

Andrew leads the Future of Real Estate Initiative.

This is a four-year industry-supported research programme focused on the 2025-2030 impact of innovation and technology on the global real estate industry.

He is chairman of Property Funds Research, an investment advisory firm, Chairman of Newcore Capital Management, a real estate fund manager focussed on alternatives, and advisor to several property organisations. He was hired as the first director of property research for Prudential in 1987. Since that time he has spent part of his time as an academic and part of his time in business, developing an expertise in property finance, property development, property funds, proptech and international real estate investment.

He founded RES (a property research company) in 1990 and (with his partners) sold the business to Henderson Global Investors in 1997 when he became Chief Investment Officer (Property) at Henderson and later Director of International Property.

In 2001 he founded OPC, a property research and investment company which was sold to CBRE Investors to create CBRE Global Investment Partners, which now has around $25bn of assets under management. He was a non-executive director of Grosvenor Limited from 2000 to 2008, and a member of the supervisory board of the Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust, 1999-2011. He has also acted as non-executive chairman and/or director of a publishing company (1999-2005) and a brewery (1999-2014).

Andrew recently released a ground-breaking report detailing the dramatic changes facing the real estate industry. Proptech 3.0: The Future of Real Estate was the most downloaded Oxford Saïd report in 2017, and the most downloaded Proptech report on Infabode. Andrew was also voted one of the top 3 most influential people in Proptech in the 2017 Lendinvest list.

Andrew held the Chair in Land Management at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, from 1989 to 2013 and was founder in 2002 of the Reading Real Estate Foundation, an educational charity established to support real estate education. He was appointed Emeritus Professor at Reading in 2013. He was Honorary Professor of Real Estate Investment at the University of Cambridge from 2009 to 2014, and a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge from 2011 to 2014. He is a Visiting Professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, USA, and was appointed Visiting Professor of Management Practice at the University of Oxford in 2013.

He holds BSc, MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Reading in the UK. A qualified member of the RICS and the CFA Institute (UK ASIP), he is the author or co-author of several textbooks with combined sales of over 60,000.

Awards and prizes

  • Elected Academic Fellow of the Urban Land Institute, 2001, the first such election outside the US.
  • Elected Fellow of the Society of Property Researchers, 2002 'in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of property research'.
  • Appointed Powell Family Foundation Visiting Scholar in Real Estate Finance, University of Sydney, 2016.
  • University of Sydney Business School’s Dean’s Citation for Teaching, 2017. 

Research

Andrew's research focus is on cross-border real estate investment, innovation, emerging markets and property funds.

Read Andrew's research.