Peter Byrne Fund

Professor Peter Byrne (1946-2015) was an original member of the Department of Land Management and Development at the University of Reading, now the School of Real Estate & Planning in the Henley Business School, University of Reading. It was therefore with great sadness that we lost Peter in January 2015 while he was Head of School.

The Peter Byrne Travel Fund, in collaboration with his widow Carole and his colleagues in the School, has been established to create a lasting legacy in memory of his service to real estate and planning education at Reading by supporting students.

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A Professor of Real Estate Dynamics, Peter's research played a leading role in developing methods to analyse and understand real estate markets, bringing rigorous quantitative methods to the forefront of practice, becoming a on his own journey.

When Peter joined the department there were very few PhD students carrying out research into real estate. Over the last 45 years, however, the number of postgraduate researchers in the sector has grown, with a large proportion of these students having been guided by Peter's teaching and supervision, and many of them have gone on to take up influential positions within the property sector and academia. It is therefore his enthusiasm for mentoring and encouraging the next generation of researchers for which he is fondly remembered by many.

>> Obituary: Professor Peter Byrne (1946-2015)

Travel Fund

Peter was incredibly passionate about his students being able to attend conferences and access research materials from outside of the University, not only to develop and share their own knowledge but also to build global networks.

It is for this reason that the Reading Real Estate Foundation, in collaboration with the School of Real Estate and Planning, have decided to honour his life's work by launching the Peter Byrne Travel Fund.

Supporting PhD students above and beyond the current provision of their stipend and limited funding for travel, the Fund will enable them to undertake travel related to their research without experiencing financial hardship. This will increase the number of conferences that Real Estate and Planning PhD students are able to both attend and present at, as well as aiding them to access resources that are vital to the success of their research.

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