I am an educational developer and a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE®) with over 20 years' higher education experience in Sweden, the UAE, South Africa and Spain. I also have over 15 years' experience managing curriculum redesign and quality control for regular degrees and executive courses in real estate. I have also done part-time work in planning and delivering training courses on teaching and curriculum design for university faculty in engineering and the built environment.
My curriculum development experience included expanding the existing MSc program by a semester in response to Swedish government regulations in 2006. At Wits University from 2012 I redesigned and relaunched the BSc, PG Diploma and MSc programs, the first non-US partner programs accepted by the Institute of Real Estate Management (USA) in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Certified Property Manager designation, resulting in the largest increase in CPMs and the first African chapter of IREM. I also built an executive education program, generating revenues that became the second highest source of revenue for the School of Construction at Wits.
I consult for the likes of the South African Facilities Management Association, the City of Johannesburg Property Company and private property developers. My work includes salary surveys, papers on land strategy development, urban regeneration, urban retrofitting and smart cities as well as market analyses for mainstream property developments and student housing. I have guest lectured for the Uni of Aberdeen Business School, Virginia Tech, Malmö Högskola and the School of Engineering, University of Navarra.
My research covers real estate education, reward management for the real estate and facilities management sector, and corporate real estate management. My work has been published in the Journal of European Real Estate Research, Journal of Real Estate Literature, Property Management, African Geographical Review, International Journal of Learning and Change, the International Journal of Strategic Property Management, the Journal of Property Management, as well as the Journal of Corporate Real Estate Management. In addition, I edited two issues of the Journal of African Real Estate Research.
I currently serve as an editorial board member for the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and a board member of the African Real Estate Society. I also serve on the conference review committee of the CDIO network on engineering education. I previously served as a Board member for the European Real Estate Society until 2011.