Catherine Hughes

Head of School at Henley Business School


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Henley Business School

Cathy is a chartered surveyor who joined the research team of Real Estate & Planning in 2002 from the Valuation Office Agency where she was a senior valuer. She then took up a position as lecturer, and subsequently associate professor, in valuation and management. She became Head of Real Estate & Planning in August 2015. 

Her primary interests are commercial lease regulation and the landlord and tenant relationship; she has worked on major research studies funded by the UK government into aspects of commercial lease regulation.  Her recent focus has been on the role of the professions in changing industry practices.   Other research and teaching interests include valuation and asset management.

Asset management; Commercial leases 

View a full list of Cathy Hughes' Publications 

Hughes, C. and Jackson, C. (2015) Death of the high street: identification, prevention, reinvention. Regional Studies, Regional Science, 2 (1). pp. 236-255.

Hughes, W.P and Hughes, C. (2013) Professionalism and professional institutions in times of change. Building Research & Information. 41 (1). pp. 28-38

Hughes, C. and Crosby, N. (2012) The challenge of self-regulation in commercial property leasing. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment 4(1):23-44.

Crosby, N. and Hughes, C. (2011) The basis of valuations for secured commercial property lending in the UK.  Journal of European Real Estate Research 4(3):225 - 242. 

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