The ZEW Network on Real Estate Markets and Capital Markets (ReCapNet) provides a forum for researchers in the areas of real estate finance, investment, economics, development, housing, urban planning, and public policy to present advanced working papers.

The thirteenth conference of the network will be hosted by KTH Institute of Technology and will be held virtually or in a hybrid format in mid-November 2021. The conference is sponsored by KTH Digitalization Platform.

The sessions will be spread over several conference days in November. The exact dates and times will be selected to accommodate the various speakers’ time zones and communicated once the programme has been decided on.

The main theme of the conference will be “Digitalization and Real Estate”. We solicit papers on this topic and all areas of real estate finance and real estate economics.

A non-exhaustive list of potential topics includes:

  • Real estate finance and real estate economics
  • Technology-oriented firms in the real estate sector – PropTech
  • AI/big data/blockchain and real estate
  • Automatic valuation using ML
  • Housing affordability
  • Green real estate and sustainability

Papers will be selected based on a competitive review process. Contributions are welcome from both established and junior researchers.

Scientific Committee

Shaun Bond

The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Piet Eichholtz

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Heidi Falkenbach

Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

Marc Francke

University of Amsterdam and Ortec Finance, The Netherlands

John Glascock

University of Connecticut, Mansfield, USA

Seow Eng Ong

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Felix Schindler

University of Regensburg

Carolin Schmidt

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and ZEW

Steffen Sebastian

University of Regensburg and ZEW

Bertram Steininger

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Peter Westerheide

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen and ZEW

Please submit full papers to Submissions must include:

  • A PDF version of your paper, without any information that could personally identify yourself (e.g. file metadata, acknowledgements and references to institutions).
  • Full contact details in the body of the submission email.

Submission deadline: 16 August 2021

Notification of acceptance: 30 September 2021

The conference is open to the public after registration. Further information coming soon.

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18.11.2021 - 19.11.2021

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