Professor Baum’s 45-year career has spanned both academia and business.
Andrew Baum, Professor of Practice at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford has been given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Real Estate Society (IRES), a federation of regional real estate societies that encourages global cooperation on research and education.
Professor Baum is the founder and leader of the Oxford Future of Real Estate initiative, created in 2018 to research and predict the changes faced by the industry over the coming years. He is the author of 2017’s PropTech 3.0: the future of real estate, a widely cited report which helped define the global PropTech movement.
Professor Baum’s 45-year career has spanned both academia and business. He is Chairman of Newcore Capital Management, a real estate fund manager, and is an advisor to several other property organisations.
Prior to Saïd Business School, Andrew held the Chair in Land Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading, from 1989 to 2013, and founded the Reading Real Estate Foundation, an educational charity established to support real estate education.
Professor Baum commented: ‘I am honoured to receive this award from IRES in recognition of my contributions to international real estate research, education and practice. I very much hope to be able to continue to contribute!’
Peter Tufano commented: ‘Andrew has been a leading voice in the real estate field, and has transformed our research, teaching, and engagement with alumni and business at Oxford Said. He has been at the forefront of new ideas, such as PropTech and our recent Housing Sprint. We are delighted to see his life’s work recognised by the IRES.’