Andrew Baum

Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Said Business School


Said Business School

Professor Andrew Baum is chairman of Property Funds Research, a real estate consulting and research business, chairman of Newcore Capital Management, a fund manager, and advisor to several other real estate organisations including CBRE Global Investors, Redevco and Ashby Capital.

Hired as the first director of property research for Prudential in 1987, he founded RES (a property research company) in 1990 and (with his partners) sold the business to Henderson Global Investors in 1997. At that time he became CIO for property at Henderson and later Director of International Property.

In 2001 he founded OPC, a property research and investment company which was sold to CBRE in 2006. OPC created Europe’s first dataset describing unlisted property funds, launched one of first real estate fund of funds vehicles in Europe, and became one of the world’s leading specialists in indirect property investment. The successor business, CBRE Global Investment Partners, now has over $17bn of property assets under management.

Baum held the Chair in Land Management at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, from 1989 to 2013 and was founder in 2002 of the Reading Real Estate Foundation, an educational charity established to support real estate education at the University of Reading. He was appointed Emeritus Professor at Reading in 2013. He was Honorary Professor of Real Estate Investment at the University of Cambridge from 2009 to 2014, and a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge from 2011 to 2014. He is a visiting professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, USA, and was appointed Visiting Professor of Management Practice at the University of Oxford in 2013.

He holds BSc, MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Reading in the UK. A qualified member of the RICS and the CFA Institute (UK ASIP), he is the author or co-author of several textbooks with combined sales of over 60,000.

Awards and prizes

  • Elected Academic Fellow of the Urban Land Institute, 2001, the first such election outside the US.
  • Elected Fellow of the Society of Property Researchers, 2002 'in recognition of an outstanding contribution in the field of property research'.
  • Appointed Powell Family Foundation Visiting Scholar in Real Estate Finance, University of Sydney, 2016.
  • University of Sydney Business School’s Dean’s Citation for Teaching, 2017. 


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