Dr. Small is a property economist who gained his PhD from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2000. Previously he has studied Geomatic Engineering and Commerce at the University of New South Wales and Liberal Arts at the University of Sydney in addition to philosophy at the Centre for Thomistic Studies.
As an academic he has taught at the University of Technology, Sydney, the University of New South Wales, and Western Sydney University, before his current placement with CQUniversity. He has considerable industry experience in the property development industry in both the private and public sectors, where he worked for over a decade before moving into academia in 1988. He has maintained close connections to the property and development industry through intensive involvement with the Australian Property Institute and various consulting activities, especially with HillPDA and Estate Master.
He is the author of over one hundred and fifty publications spanning academic journals, book chapters and popular media. As an academic he has taught at the University of Technology, Sydney, the University of New South Wales, and Western Sydney University, before his current placement with CQUniversity. He is the author of over one hundred and fifty publications spanning academic journals, book chapters and popular media.
His academic interests focus on ethical and efficient business practices related to real estate. They include studies on the relationshiop between culture, society and property though the philosophy of property rights, the economic dynamics of investment, and also the mathematical modelling of property investments. These foundational interests support a wide spectrum of applied interests ranging from customary property policy and integration to the analysis of policy options for affordable housing to general investment modelling and behaviour.
University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, University of Technology, Sydney.
University of New South Wales
University of Technology, Sydney
Western Sydney University
2007 API S.F. Whittington Award
2005 API Meritorious Service Award
2003 RICS Thought Leadership Award
2002 API Property Leaders Award
Property economics theory
Property and Political Economy
Property and Development Finance
Plant and Machinery ValuationCustomary Property Rights and Management
University of Technology, Sydney,
University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji
University of New South Wales
University of Western Sydney
International Business & Management College, Singapore
Over twenty years experience as an academic including various administrative roles. Industry experience includes property development consulting, property cash flow model development, GIS systems development, subdivision development and consultant land surveying. Experience includes employment in private, public and educational sectors.
Fellow of the Australian Property InstituteMember of:
Discipline Leader for the Economics, Finance and Property Discipline Group
Property rights and property theory; customary property rights; property forecasting; demographics and property; property markets; property development analysis; retirement living facilities, investment analysis
2009 Planning Institute NSW annual conference Invited Key Note Speaker
2006 API (NSW) Kipara Day seminar Invited speaker
2005-2012 API National Education Board Member
2002 South Pacific Land Tenure Conflict Symposium (Fiji) invited participant
2000 Vilnius Philosophy Summer School (Lithuania) invited presenter
2002-2006 API/ASIBA Water Property Task Force member
2007-8 ARES Indigenous People and Real Estate Monograph Co-editor
2006 PRPRJ Special Issue on Methodology Editor
2000-present RICS “Our Common Estate” series editorial Board Member
2000 Pacific Rim Property Research Journal Editor
1992-present Pacific Rim Property Research Journal Editorial Board Member
Master planning policy: e.g. Hills End, Sydney Bay's Precinct
Affordable housing: policy, modelling and analysis
Ground rent and leasehold policy and strategy: e.g. Darling Harbour and other SHFA properties
Retirement development analysis and modelling
Property Markets: e.g. Rockhampton Flood Study
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Applied Economics - Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
Property economics and policy
Applied Economics - Financial Economics
Property finance; property cycles; property investment