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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

A supra-national TSO to enhance offshore wind power development in the Baltic Sea? A legal and regulatory analysis

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

A life cycle assessment of two residential buildings using two different LCA database-software combinations

Publishing year: 2019 Buildings
Department of Built Environment, Real Estate Economics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy Efficiency and Systems

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

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

Sustainable competitive advantages in the industrial service business

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

Browser Based 3D for the Built Environment

Publishing year: 2018 Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research
Real Estate Economics, Department of Built Environment

City Scale Demand Side Management in Three Different-Sized District Heating Systems

Publishing year: 2018 Energies
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

From partial optimization to overall system management – Analysis of district heating consumption data after consumers implementing demand response actions

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

Research group members

Oluwafemi Adekola

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate
Vitalija Danivska

Vitalija Danivska

Department of Built Environment
University Teacher
Ari Ekroos

Ari Ekroos

Department of Built Environment
Professor
Heidi Falkenbach

Heidi Falkenbach

Department of Built Environment
Assistant Professor

Pia Isojärvi

Department of Built Environment
Research Assistant

Eerika Janhunen

Department of Built Environment
Research Assistant
Seppo Junnila

Seppo Junnila

Department of Built Environment
Professor

Kaisa Kontu

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate

Jani Laine

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate

Niina Leskinen

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate
Juudit Ottelin

Juudit Ottelin

Department of Built Environment
Postdoctoral Researcher

Antti Palmujoki

Department of Built Environment
Professor of Practice

Tuulia Puustinen

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate

Anahita Rashidfarokhi Fathabadi

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate
Kirsikka Riekkinen

Kirsikka Riekkinen

Department of Built Environment
Assistant Professor

Kanerva Sunila

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate

Saija Toivonen

Department of Built Environment
University Lecturer
Eero Valtonen

Eero Valtonen

Department of Built Environment
University Teacher
Kauko Viitanen

Kauko Viitanen

Department of Built Environment
Professor

Jussi Vimpari

Department of Built Environment
Postdoctoral Researcher

Alexey Zhukovskiy

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate