Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies

Thought Leadership

Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies 

The Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies works collaboratively with industry leaders and faculty from business and beyond to advance thought leadership for the real estate industry.

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Alexander Whalley, PropTech Fellow

Professor Whalley's research interests are in urban economics, labour economics, innovation and productivity. His work has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Economic Journal - Economic Policy, and the Journal of Public Economics, among other outlets. Professor Whalley teaches courses in economics and real estate. 

Professor Whalley is teaching a real estate course for undergraduate and graduate students in Fall 2024 Block Week. Enrol in REAL 559/668 through your MyUCalgary account or contact an academic advisor. 

Our latest PropTech event

On June 9, the Westman centre collaborated with industry leaders to identify how PropTech can advance business objectives in the area of property management, producing tangible benefits for property managers while elevating the tenant experience.

Without open, trusted and transparent collaboration between industry and academia, our economy will not be able to meet its potential. It is on us as business leaders to stay vested and committed to continuous learning.

Dr. Sandip Lalli

Former President and CEO, Calgary Chamber of Commerce