Dr Franz Fuerst

Reader in Housing and Real Estate Finance at Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

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Reader in Housing and Real Estate Finance, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

Dr Franz Fuerst is a Reader in Housing and Real Estate Finance in the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Cambridge University Land Society Fellow and Director of Studies and Fellow Commoner at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

His most recent research was a study on the link between a home’s energy efficiency and its sale price. Using econometric modelling on a large sample of house characteristics and sale prices, the study shows that in addition to lowering energy bills, improvements such as wall insulation, double glazing or efficient boilers can also help to achieve a higher resale value compared to similar properties which are less efficient. The study was also featured in many industry and general-interest news articles, among others in the Daily Mail and the Information Daily and generated a lively online debate on the value of energy efficiency in the housing market.