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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

Real Estate Economics, Department of Built Environment

Polarizing Evidence of the Relationship between Compact City and the Carbon Footprint of City Residents

Publishing year: 2019
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

Bank liquidity management through the issuance of bonds in the aftermath of the global financial crisis

Publishing year: 2019 RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND FINANCE
Department of Built Environment, Real Estate Economics

Estimating the diffusion of rooftop PVs : A real estate economics perspective

Publishing year: 2019 Energy
Department of Built Environment, Water and Environmental Engineering, Real Estate Economics

Are LEED-certified buildings energy-efficient in practice?

Publishing year: 2019 Sustainability (Switzerland)
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, Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering, Real Estate Economics

Beyond geometries of activity spaces

Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Transport and Land Use
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
Real Estate Economics, Department of Built Environment

Sustainability language in operation of different built environment settings - perceptions, actions and motivations

Publishing year: 2019
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Kirsikka Riekkinen

Kirsikka Riekkinen

Department of Built Environment
Assistant Professor
Vitalija Danivska

Vitalija Danivska

Department of Built Environment
University Teacher
Eero Valtonen

Eero Valtonen

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

Jani Laine

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate

Kaisa Kontu

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate
Kauko Viitanen

Kauko Viitanen

Department of Built Environment
Professor

Oskari Harjunen

Department of Built Environment
Postdoctoral Researcher
Juudit Ottelin

Juudit Ottelin

Department of Built Environment
Postdoctoral Researcher

Tuulia Puustinen

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate
Seppo Junnila

Seppo Junnila

Department of Built Environment
Professor

Saija Toivonen

Department of Built Environment
University Lecturer

Alexey Zhukovskiy

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate

Jussi Vimpari

Department of Built Environment
Postdoctoral Researcher

Anahita Rashidfarokhi Fathabadi

Department of Built Environment
University Lecturer

Antti Palmujoki

Department of Built Environment
Professor of Practice

Niina Leskinen

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate

Eerika Janhunen

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate

Oluwafemi Adekola

Department of Built Environment
Doctoral Candidate

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