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

Creating a strategy framework for investor real estate management

Pauli Autio, Lauri Pulkka, Seppo Junnila 2023 Journal of European Real Estate Research

Land Administration As-A-Service : Relevance, Applications, and Models

Rohan Mark Bennett, Jerome Donovan, Eryadi Masli, Kirsikka Riekkinen 2023 Land

JUE insight: City-wide effects of new housing supply: Evidence from moving chains

Cristina Bratu, Oskari Harjunen, Tuukka Saarimaa 2023 JOURNAL OF URBAN ECONOMICS

Rusinat pullasta?

Heidi Falkenbach 2023

Love Thy (Elected) Neighbor? Residential Segregation, Political Representation, and Local Public Goods

Oskari Harjunen, Tuukka Saarimaa, Janne Tukiainen 2023 Journal of Politics

Carbon-smart Urban Green Infrastructure as a Climate Solution

Ranja Hautamäki, Leena Järvi, Mari Ariluoma, Antti Kinnunen, Liisa Kulmala, Jussi Lampinen, Tiina Merikoski, Outi Tahvonen 2023

Hiiliviisas kaupunkivihreä ilmastoratkaisuksi: Politiikkasuosituksia kaupungeille

Ranja Hautamäki, Leena Järvi, Mari Ariluoma, Antti Kinnunen, Liisa Kulmala, Jussi Lampinen, Tiina Merikoski, Outi Tahvonen 2023
More information on our research in the Aalto research portal.
Research portal

Research group members

Pauliina Krigsholm

Postdoctoral Researcher
T213 Built Environment

Anniina Saari


Ilkka Tomperi

Professor of Practice

Otakaari 4

Mechanical engineering 1, K1

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