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Real Estate Economics

Real estate economics analyses the dynamics of real estate markets from the perspectives of e.g. business, planning, technology, value formation and law. The Real Estate Research Group at Aalto University is the only university-level research unit in Finland focusing on the broad area of real estate.
Real Estate Economics

The real estate sector plays a major role in most developed economies, as it is connected to all actors and actions in the society, from individual households to companies and the public sector. For example, in Finland, the sector comprises 70 per cent of our national wealth, 60 per cent of all investments, and 20 per cent of all jobs. 50 per cent of all climate change mitigation possibilities are estimated to be within the real estate sector. For all these reasons, digitalisation, climate change, urbanisation and other global trends are closely integrated into our research.

Our research themes are:

You can study real estate economics in the Bachelor’s programme in Built Environment, in the Master’s Programme in Real Estate Economics as well as in the Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning (real estate specialisation).

Latest publications

Department of Built Environment, Real Estate Economics, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Introducing modern heat pumps to existing district heating systems – Global lessons from viable decarbonizing of district heating in Finland

Publishing year: 2019 Energy
Real Estate Economics, Department of Built Environment

Looking at retail planning policy through a sustainability lens : Evidence from policy discourse in Finland

Publishing year: 2018 Land Use Policy
Department of Built Environment, Real Estate Economics

Influence of reduced ownership on the environmental benefits of the circular economy

Publishing year: 2018 Sustainability (Switzerland)
Department of Built Environment, Real Estate Economics

Securing public objectives in large-scale urban development : Comparison of public and private land development

Publishing year: 2018 Land Use Policy
Real Estate Economics, Department of Built Environment

Pricing lease agreements incorporating tenant’s downscaling option

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of European Real Estate Research
Real Estate Economics, Department of Built Environment

Regulation as an enabler of demand response in electricity markets and power systems

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Cleaner Production
Real Estate Economics, Department of Built Environment, Department of Architecture

GHG emissions reduction through urban planners' improved control over earthworks : A case study in Finland

Publishing year: 2018 SUSTAINABILITY
Real Estate Economics, Department of Built Environment

Carbon and material footprints of a welfare state : Why and how governments should enhance green investments

Publishing year: 2018 Environmental Science and Policy
Department of Built Environment, Real Estate Economics

From walls to experience – servitization of workplaces

Publishing year: 2018 Facilities
Department of Built Environment, Real Estate Economics

Why do urbanites travel more than do others? A review of associations between urban form and long-distance leisure travel

Publishing year: 2018 Environmental Research Letters
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Vitalija Danivska
Department of Built Environment
University Teacher
Ari Ekroos
Department of Built Environment
Professor
Heidi Falkenbach
Department of Built Environment
Assistant Professor
Seppo Junnila
Department of Built Environment
Professor
Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate
Juudit Ottelin
Department of Built Environment
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Built Environment
Professor of Practice
Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Built Environment
University Lecturer
Eero Valtonen
Department of Built Environment
University Teacher
Kauko Viitanen
Department of Built Environment
Professor
Department of Built Environment
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate