As a professor at Tilburg University, Dirk Brounen researches the international real estate markets and in particular; the risk and return of real estate investments, the added value of real estate sustainability, and the importance of financial planning. His research results have been published in international journals such as: The European Economic Review, RAND Journal of Economics, and Real Estate Economics. He also teaches various financial real estate courses in various courses and is the author of the popular book “Nooit Meer Slapend Arm”.
In addition to his academic work, Dirk is active as an advisor to pension funds, investors, ministries, and regulators, among others, and he enjoys giving lectures about his research on various stages. He also links theory with everyday practice within the university. To this end, he has set up the TIAS real estate LAB, in which, together with partners from the market, he discusses the substantive real estate debate for a wide audience in a playful and entertaining way via livestream webinars and podcasts. See www.vastgoedlab.nl