Prof. Dr. Björn-Martin Kurzrock has been Professor of Real Estate Studies at the University of Kaiserslautern since June 2013, before then from April 2008 through May 2013 as Assistant Professor. With the Unit of Real Estate Studies and colleagues from the Department of Civil Engineering he is largely responsible for the B.Sc. and M.Sc. program in Facility Management, since 2015 as head of the program.
Professor Kurzrock does research in the fields of development and digitalization in real estate management as well as knowledge transfer and incentive systems in the construction and real estate domain. He teaches courses in Strategic FM, Real Estate Management, Real Estate Investment Management, Real Estate Development and Real Estate Valuation.
From 2006 through 2008 Dr. Kurzrock was Head of Research with IPD Investment Property Databank (now: MSCI) in Wiesbaden. Before he had worked with international companies as financial analyst and research analyst in the fields of portfolio analysis and benchmarking of real estate portfolios. He took his Ph.d from the EBS European Business School (EBS Universität). He had graduated in business administration and as a Master of Science of in Real Estate with majors in real estate and finance at EBS and Georgia State University Atlanta (USA).
Since 2008 Professor Kurzrock is member of the board of editors of the German Journal of Property Research (Zeitschrift für Immobilienökonomie ZIÖ). Since May 2016 he is member of the board of the European Real Estate Society (ERES) representing the German Society of Property Researchers (Gesellschaft für immobilienwirtschaftliche Forschung gif). The student body of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern has honored him with distinguished teaching awards on several occasions.