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Garrick Small

PhD., M.Comm., B.Surv., JP
Associate Professor/DL - EFP
School of Business and Law
Centre for Tourism and Regional Opportunities
(02) 9324 5023
0413 013 225 Alternative Phone
Rockhampton North
Sydney Campus - 115
400 Kent Street
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About Me

Dr. Small 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.

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. 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.

His research interests are grounded on an interest in the the philosophy of property rights and the mathematical modelling of property interests. 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.

Universities Worked At

University of New Sout 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

Previous teaching

Topic areas:

Property economics theory

Property and Political Economy

Professional Ethics

Property and Development Finance

Plant and Machinery Valuation

Customary 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

Professional Experience

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.

PhD UTS 2000 on the topic "An Aristotelian Construction of the Social Economy of Land"
Master of Commerce University of NSW 1985
Bachelor of Surveying University of NSW 1976

Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights
Land Values Research Group
Association for Good Government
Australians for Population Justice Research Group
API working group on valuation of native title
International Population and Family Association (USA)

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Australian Property Institute

Member of:
 Pacific Rim Real Estate Society
 American Real Estate Society
 Society of Catholic Social Scientists
 Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
 Association for Social Economy
 Roepke Institute
 Golden Key Honour Society for academic achievement


Property Discipline Leader

Professional Interests

Property rights and property theory; customary property rights; property forecasting; demographics and property; property development analysis; retirement living facilities.

Key Achievements

2007 API S.F. Whittington Award
2005 API Meritorious Service Award
2003 RICS Thought Leadership Award
2002 API Property Leaders award
1992 Registered Property Valuer, NSW
1981 Justice of the Peace, NSW
1978 Registered Land Surveyor, NSW

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

Consultancy Work

Master planning policy: e.g. Hills End, Sydney Bay's Precinct

Retail economics

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

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Applied Economics

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests

Applied Economics - Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
Property economics and policy


Applied Economics - Financial Economics
Property finance; property cycles; property investment

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