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Kevin Muldoon-Smith

Lecturer in Real Estate Economics and Property Development, Northumbria University, Newcastle

After several years working in the field of urban regeneration I completed a doctorate in building obsolescence and adaptive re-use in 2015 before taking up a full-time Lectureship at Northumbria University in 2016.

My research and teaching combines real estate development, international finance and public policy, in which I am widely published in academic and professional circles. For example, I use quantitative and qualitative methods to examine how the structures of local commercial real estate markets interact with international circuits of capital finance and contemporary public policy to (re)produce the urban built environment. I am also interested in cross-fertilising the typically econometric practice of real estate with contemporary theories seen in social sciences – for example, the blending of post-structural interpretations of society with recent socio-institutional examinations in real estate.

I have also made published contributions in the disciplines of urban planning, the smart city, devolution and governance, regional development and adaptive re-use. Furthermore, I have contributed to several government consultations in relation to urban finance, property tax and valuation and was recently called as an expert witness to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee into Business Rate Devolution.


  • –present
    Lecturer , Northumbria University, Newcastle


  • 2016 
    Northumbria University, PhD