Department of Land Economy
19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP
Office: +44 1223 337137
The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 and is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. The University is consistently ranked as one of the world's leading universities. The Department of Land Economy is a leading international centre, providing a full programme of taught courses within an intensive, research-oriented environment. Land Economy, as a subject, considers the role and use of land, real estate and environment within an economy. It applies particularly the disciplines of economics, law and planning for the analysis of the governance of land use, urban areas and interactions with other environmental resources.
The Department addresses contemporary problems as well as more fundamental analysis. This includes both the role of governments in establishing regulatory frameworks within which land and related markets operate and the role of private organisations in owning, managing and developing physical and financial assets within those markets. This combination gives the Department of Land Economy a unique and valuable perspective of critical public and private issues.
The Cambridge Real Estate Research Centre focuses and coordinates commercial real estate and real asset research within the Department of Land Economy, raising the profile of that research in the wider academic and business community and liaising with both other academic organisations and industry to ensure research is of the highest quality and has maximum impact. The work of the Centre drives forward the latest, informed thinking around real estate policy and practice, with a global outlook, but with a natural specialisation in UK real estate.