Jim Berry is Professor of Global Real Estate and Planning Strategy and a core member of the Built Environment Research Institute. With regard to research leadership at international level, Professor Berry holds the post of Executive Director of the European Real Estate Society (ERES) which is designed to promote the real estate discipline and specifically property based research throughout Europe via its international core activities consisting of an annual conference, industry seminars and education seminars.
Professor Berry’s academic achievements shows a history of successful collaboration and leadership involving key public and private stakeholder groupings within the real estate investment and development sectors. Related to Professor Berry’s publication profile is the targeting of prestigious research funds from grant-awarding institution, government departments and agencies, the private sector and professional bodies.
Professor Berry’s profile illustrates the significance of external research funding concentrated in the key thematic of globalisation and urbanisation and the effects on international property markets, project finance and delivery, urban regeneration and property investment, evaluation of regeneration fiscal incentives, benchmarking, the financial structuring of investment vehicles; and evaluation of infrastructure-led public-private partnerships including the private finance initiative.
Professor Berry is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Property Research (published by Routledge) and is also an Executive Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of European Real Estate Research (published by Emerald); a Member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Journal of Property Investment and Finance (published by Emerald) and the Journal of Place Management & Development (published by Emerald); and is a reviewer for a number of other peer reviewed journals. He is a fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.