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New advisory board to help produce outstanding real estate graduates

Release Date 04 April 2006

buildingsThe Reading Real Estate Foundation has joined forces with senior figures from the real estate industry in a bid to ensure that University of Reading continues to produce the very best real estate graduates. The newly-created Real Estate Advisory Board will work to maintain and improve the high standards of real estate teaching at the University. The Board has been formed by collaboration between the Reading Real Estate Foundation, the University's Department of Real Estate & Planning and the industry. Alan Froggatt, formerly European Chief Executive of CB Richard Ellis, will be Chair of the new Advisory Board. Professor Colin Lizieri, Head of the Department of Real Estate & Planning, said: "The Real Estate Advisory Board has been created to form a vital interface between practitioners, academics and students. The University has exciting plans for real estate and this board will provide a focus for this work. "It is vital to provide an opportunity for employers who recruit from Reading to discuss and advise on course content and other relevant issues, and this new advisory board will contribute to the continuing development of the curriculum and the ability of the University to produce top quality real estate graduates with the essential skills needed in industry. "Reading is already home to the largest department in the country for teaching and research in real estate, and part of the reason for that success is that we are open to new initiatives such as this, which keeps Reading's real estate education at the leading edge." The Real Estate Advisory Board members include: Paul Abrey, Director, DTZ. Andrew Baum, Managing Director, Oxford Property Consultants and Professor of Land Management. Chris Bourchier, Director of Rural Estates, The Crown Estate. Keith Brooks, Partner, EC Harris. Peter Dawson, Managing Director, Brixton. Nick French, Senior Lecturer. Roger Gibbard, Senior Lecturer. Thomas Hussl, Development, Conwert Immobilien Gruppe. David King, Managing Director, Nelson Bakewell. Professor Colin Lizieri, Head of Department. Paula Lloyd, Learning and Development Director, CB Richard Ellis. Alan Rowley, Senior Lecturer and School Director of Teaching and Learning. Katie Taylor, Associate, Savills. David Tittle, Valuation Partner, Cushman Wakefield Healey & Baker. Jenny Titford, Director of Human Resources. Catherine Webster, Director of Global Real Estate Finance, Lehman Brothers. Matthew Weiner, Executive Director, Development Securities. Adrian Wilson, Partner, Knight Frank. End Notes for Editors The Department of Real Estate & Planning at the University of Reading is the largest in the country for teaching and research in real estate. The Department's aims are to maintain the highest standards of teaching for the real estate industry and local planning authorities and to undertake internationally recognised, leading edge research in to real estate, planning and land. The Department has been highly rated for research in successive Research Assessment Exercises (RAEs), with a 5 rating in the latest assessment. The Reading Real Estate Foundation is a registered charity which was set up to provide financial support for real estate education at the University of Reading. Media contact: Katie Gifford, Development Manager, Reading Real Estate Foundation 0118 959 1957 Katie.gifford@rref.net

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