Department of Built Environment

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

Spatial consumption-based carbon footprints : Two definitions, two different outcomes

Jukka Heinonen, Juudit Ottelin, Anna Katrin Guddisardottir, Seppo Junnila 2022 Environmental research communications

Exploring the Strategy Goals and Strategy Drivers of National Mapping, Cadastral, and Land Registry Authorities

Erik Hämäläinen, Pauliina Krigsholm 2022 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information

Housing Policy : An Analysis of Public Housing Policy Strategies for Low-Income Earners in Nigeria

Emmanuel Joseph Odoyi, Kirsikka Riekkinen 2022 Sustainability (Switzerland)

Huoltovarmuuden turvaaminen osana kiinteistöomaisuuden valvontaa

Kirsikka Riekkinen, Olga Penkkilä, Pauliina Krigsholm, Ari Ekroos, Martti Häkkänen 2022

Is a new office a blessing in disguise? The strategic importance of relocation

Essi Tuomala, Vitalija Danivska, Robin Gustafsson 2022 Facilities

How to Promote Local District Heat Production Through Real Estate Investments

Petri Penttinen, Jussi Vimpari, Kaisa Kontu, Seppo Junnila 2021 Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Pauliina Krigsholm

Postdoctoral Researcher
T213 Built Environment

Anahita Rashidfarokhi Fathabadi

University Teacher
T213 Built Environment

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1

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