Launched in 2018, the Oxford Future of Real Estate Initiative (FoRE) is an industry-supported research programme.

Its research is focused on the 2025-2030 impact of innovation and technology on the global real estate industry. This initiative supports a team of researchers and delivers regular white papers and academic journal outputs.

Oxford Future of Real Estate Investment Programme

We are now offering the Oxford Future of Real Estate Investment Programme. This is an executive education course, founded within critical thinking and research across the School, and the wider University. The programme examines the current real estate landscape, and the influences that are set to change its future.

It is a six-module programme, delivered over 6 weeks, offering 7–10 hours of self-paced learning per week, entirely online.


New research report released:

The future of automated real estate valuations



We conducted interviews with industry and government practitioners and discovered that reliability and transparency seem to be major barriers to mass rollout and adoption of AVMs. Currently, most are developed by privately-owned companies offering valuation services, who understandably want to protect their trade secrets. This secrecy around how individual AVMs are run – referred to by the authors as the ‘black box’ - is currently vital to developers’ competitiveness.

Despite this, the research shows that AVMs have evolved in the past decade, with the improvement of traditional modelling and the introduction of AI. In fact, following a detailed review and case study, AI-informed AVMs were found to have an impressive advantage over the traditional AVM models in prediction accuracy.

Proptech 2020:房地产的未来


Our 2017 reportProptech 3.0:房地产的未来was the most downloaded Oxford Saïd report of that year.Proptech 2020:房地产的未来is our 112-page 2020 update.

Proptech 3.0


The Oxford Future of Real Estate Initiative, was launched byProfessor Andrew Baum, real estate industry veteran and author of 2017's groundbreaking Proptech 3.0 report. The initiative seeks to bring academics together with industry experts from leading businesses across the global real estate community. It enables Oxford Saïd to employ a variety of research methods to understand the technology and innovation drivers of change in the real estate industry, all research findings are available to the public.

Tokenisation Report Front Cover


Real estate tokenisation is a term used to describe the transfer and fractionalisation of the value of real estate assets, debt and funds into digital tokens using blockchain technology. It draws on the concepts of both crowdfunding and cryptocurrencies and promises a revolution in the way real estate is funded, bought and sold. PropTech (property technology) entrepreneurs across the world believe this invention is about to change real estate forever. Are they right?

发布的一份报告《牛津的未来真正的美国东部时间ate Initiative in collaboration with Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, CBRE and EY explores the true potential of tokenisation and its likely impact on the real estate industry. TitledTokenisation:房地产投资的未来?该报告分为八章,并对行业领导者,企业家和学者进行了广泛的访谈。



牛津·萨伊德(OxfordSaïd)的一份新报告研究了财产交易过程,以及新技术如何影响未来的购买过程。统计数据讲述了一个程序延伸到极限的故事:运输商的每人工作比2015年增加了55%,平均销售需要11周,而所有房地产交易的25%无法完成。同时,正在开发一系列不断增加的技术,可以改变我们的购买和出售房地产,对房地产行业,企业和财产所有人产生深远的影响。那么,这些新技术是什么,为什么我们现在不能使用它们,以及我们可以立即购买和出售房地产需要多长时间?阅读report in full(带有可点击索引)或查看较短的摘要报告



传统上,房地产行业是一种缓慢的资产类别。最近围绕房地产技术或“ Proptech”的炒作与这种传统的房地产观点形成鲜明对比。有人认为,行业的这种“数字破坏”可能导致数字化的全球房地产市场。数据驱动的市场通常以获胜者的竞争为特征,这些公司之间的竞争是为平台业务模型提供集中侧重于为用户提供数字服务,这些用户“付费”提供更多的用户数据。

In this paper, we investigate whether PropTech is actually turning real estate into a data-driven market. The quantitative findings reveal that such trends are at work in PropTech. It is indeed an increasingly important, global phenomenon, with data analytics technologies at the core of the network of property technologies.

这里给出的结果对用户很重要s and owners of real estate. In order to benefit from the efficiency gains associated with the digitalisation of the market, they need to become aware of the business value of data they are generating in buying, renting, or managing real estate.

The Future of Real Estate Occupation

Future of Real Estate Occupation: Issues


“Location, location, location“ is now being challenged by “location, experience, analytics“. Through exploring the transformations occurring in the office sector, namely: the impact of climate change and carbon management; the drivers of co-working, flexible working and working from home; the uses of digital data to measure or improve worker performance and develop smart buildings; the impact of transport technology; and the cultural impacts of a global health pandemic, this report will explore why this new mantra will begin to hold increasingly true, and why delivering occupant wellbeing will soon become a financial imperative



我们的白皮书“技术和房地产投资管理的未来”是与Proptech VC Pi Labs和商学院合作生产的。

The report aims to provide a roadmap for the industry, identifying the key process inefficiencies within real estate investment management and highlighting relevant technologies able to overcome them.

Housing sprint

The Oxford Housing Sprint assembled 56 leading practitioners, academics, and disruptors to bring radical realism and energy to bear on the UK's national housing emergency. Through an intensive three-day event at牛津铸造厂on 15-17 July 2019, the group used a modifiedDesign Sprint解决长期目标的方法,即以产生社区利益和可持续经济增长的方式看到了更多的房屋


This is an innovative approach to applied real estate research that will create strong lasting partnerships between academics and industry.

The initiative will consist of a group of leading businesses who will support and engage in an ambitious programme of research at Oxford.

Our partners are:

  • Arcadis UK
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • 皇冠庄园
  • Facebook
  • Grosvenor
  • Redevco
  • 二世纪合资企业
  • Pictet

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to, and work with, the exceptional research faculty and students at Oxford Saïd.

Andrew Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer at Redevco commented: ‘As a retail-focused investment manager we recognise the enormous structural changes taking place in our sector. We believe these will be both positive as well as disruptive, will come at an astonishing speed and will significantly impact our business. We are delighted to join the Future of Real estate initiative working with like-minded partners to learn about and anticipate the impact of such technologies and innovations at an early stage.’


Real Estate events


这涵盖了牛津MBA上受欢迎的房地产选修课;房地产的开放式入学行政教育计划;牛津房地产校友的全球网络正在建立牛津房地产社会, and the delivery of the annual Oxford Real Estate Conference.


The seventh annual conference was held virtually on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th April. The theme of the conference was - 'Property and the Pandemic: Panic or Progress?'