Prashant Das, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Real Estate Finance and the acting director of the Real Estate and Finance Institute at Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne, Switzerland. Prashant has delivered Master's, executive and undergraduate-level courses in Switzerland, the USA, China, India and Romania. Earlier, he served in managerial and engineering roles with several firms/organizations, including HCL Infosystems and Tata Consultancy Services. Prashant has earned seven internationally competitive best research paper awards and a teaching excellence award. Ramya Aroul is an assistant professor of finance at Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA. She holds a Ph.D. specializing in Finance and Real Estate and an MS in Real Estate from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her work has been published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics and the Journal of Real Estate Research and has been presented at national and international conferences like those of the Financial Management Association, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association and Eastern Finance Association. Julia Freybote is an assistant professor of finance at Portland State University, USA, and an extraordinary associate professor in the Department of Business Management at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She holds a Ph.D. in Real Estate and a Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) from Georgia State University, USA, as well as a Diplom-Kauffrau degree from EBS Universitat in Germany. Her research interests include real estate finance and investment, behavioural real estate and sustainability and sustainable urban development in the context of real estate asset pricing. She has taught graduate and undergraduate real estate courses in the USA and South Africa.
This book makes an important and timely contribution to an under-researched global region that is experiencing significant economic change. It provides an insight into countries having opaque to semi-transparent real estate markets. Charting the developments in real estate markets, the book highlights the challenges and structural changes faced by real estate markets in these countries as they increasingly integrate with the world economy and provide opportunities for domestic and international occupiers and investors. - Dr. Michael White (Professor & Director of the Real Estate Economics and Investment Research Group, Nottingham Trent University, UK) This book will help the investors interested in commercial and residential real estate markets of South Asia, a region offering double digit growth potential. The book consolidates a broad overview of this diverse -and rather complex- market with original perspectives, relevant data and useful interpretations. Supported by facts, figures and case studies, academics and practitioners come together as authors to help decision makers and future researchers. - Remy Rein (Former Deputy Director: BNP Paribas Real Estate, France) South East Asia's economies are expected to play an increasingly important role as the 21st century unfolds. In response, the editors have pulled together into a single volume a wide range of subject matter, drawn from across its real estate markets, and written using diverse approaches and with varying levels of perspectives. The result is a compendium to extend the knowledge and insights of the increasing number of professionals and investors who wish to explore the potential in this burgeoning region. -Dr. Paul Gallimore (University of Reading, UK) If you are looking for a combination of academic and business insight into the booming South Asian market, this book is a must read. It is a valuable and rare source of information for practitioners, students, and academics looking to expand their knowledge about the specific dynamics of this real estate market. -Dr. Ines Blal (Executive Dean, EHL Lausanne, Switzerland)