Dr. Colin Lizieri
University of Cambridge

Department of Land Economy
19 Silver Street
Cambridge CB3 9EP

Tel: 01223 337114

Colin Lizieri is Grosvenor Professor of Real Estate Finance at the University of Cambridge, Head of the Department of Land Economy and a Fellow of Pembroke College. Before joining Cambridge, he was Professor of Real Estate Finance at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School. Previous academic appointments include a spell as visiting professor at the University of Toronto and a readership in International Real Estate at City University’s Cass Business School. Colin has over thirty years experience in real estate research and consultancy and has published widely on real estate finance, investment and office market dynamics with over 100 published works. His book, Towers of Capital (Blackwell-Wiley), examines the linkages between international capital flows, financial crises, and the office markets of major global cities, a major theme in his research work. 

Colin is a former chair of the Society of Property Researchers, chaired EPRA's research committee and was a long standing member of the IPF Research Committee. In 2004, he was awarded the International Real Estate Society Achievement Award for international real estate research, was elected a Weimer School fellow in 2012 and awarded  the David Ricardo medal for international research achievement by the American Real Estate Society in 2014.  He has provided expert advice for the European Union, the Norwegian Government, HM Treasury (serving on the expert panel for the Barker Review of Land Use Planning), the Department of Communities and Local Government, the Corporation of London, the City of Toronto and for a wide range of private sector clients and chaired the World Economic Forum's agenda council in the Future of Real Estate and Urbanization, 2014-2016. He has also acted as an expert witness in the Lands Tribunal and in the Australian Federal Court. Colin has a BA in geography from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the London School of Economics. He is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.