BSc, PhD, FRICS
Bill Seabrooke obtained his BSc (Estate Management) and PhD in Land Management from Reading University,
He is a ‘Fellow’ of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors. He commenced his professional career as a Land Commissioner in the UK, Agricultural Development and Advisory Service. Before joining the Institute, his academic career has been spent at Reading University (senior lecturer); the University of Portsmouth (Professor of Land Economy and Head of the Department of Land & Construction Management); The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Professor and Director of the Research Centre in Construction and Real Estate Economics). He has taught at several universities in Mainland China, particularly Zhejiang University. His current research interests are in a) institutional analysis of ‘foreign’ real estate markets and b) international corporate asset management.
Nigel is a fellow of the RICS, and received his MSc Recreational Land Management (Rural) – University of Reading in 1976. His International experiences include lecturing, training and marketing in the education sector in China, India, South East Asia, South Pacific, South Africa and Eastern Europe, including Russia, Poland and Bulgaria, as well as in Western Europe; Extensive international experience in the development, promotion and recruitment for international courses in the UK and overseas, and Cross cultural expertise in academic and vocational programmes with extensive linkages with government agencies, professional bodies and private sector organisations and businesses.
Bsc (Est .Man), FRICS.
Robert Couchman has extensive high level academic and professional real estate expertise and experience in the United Kingdom and internationally. This includes working in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Robert’s current roles include being a Visiting Professor in International Real Estate at the Royal Agricultural College and an international real estate investment and development consultant. Robert has played a leading role in developing and delivering award bearing university programmes and professional courses.