Assistant Professor
Department of Economic Geography
University of Groningen, the Netherlands


Understanding the economic value of real estate and urban growth processes is at the core of my work as an Assistant Professor of Real Estate and Urban Economics.

In 2019, I was awarded tenure and, before, I have held positions as a visiting scholar at the Gran Sasso Science Institute in l'Aquila and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

I serve on the Board of the Netherlands Association for Real Estate Researchers (VOGON).

My research projects include joint efforts with scholars across four continents, people from the OECD, and international real estate companies. I have contributed knowledge about real estate markets and sustainable land use to various international policy working groups, all layers of the Dutch government, Statistics Netherlands, and several private actors.

Curriculum Vitae

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Upcoming talks

- American Real Estate Society, April 2020 (conference canceled)

- OECD, April 2020 (meeting postponed)

Selected ongoing and recent work

- Understanding risk in US real estate markets (analyzing USD 1 trillion worth of investments)

- Urban growth processes (unifying academic, public, and private perspectives and partners)

- Recently published: a study on the effect of asylum seeker centers on nearby house prices in the Netherlands (Journal of Housing Economics)

- Recently published: a study on the monetary and non-monetary valuation of green space using Amsterdam house prices (Ecological Economics)