Head of Unit
Prof. Dr. Björn-Martin Kurzrock has been Professor of Real Estate Studies at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) since 2013, previously as an assistant professor from 2008. He is responsible for the bachelor's and master's degree courses in Real Estate and Facilities – Management and Technology in the Department of Civil Engineering, since 2015 as head of the study programme.
Professor Kurzrock's research is focused on real estate development and digital real estate management as well as knowledge transfer and incentive systems in the construction and real estate industry. He teaches courses in strategic real estate and facilities management, real estate investment management, real estate development and real estate valuation.
From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Kurzrock was Head of Research at IPD Investment Property Databank (today: MSCI) in Wiesbaden. Prior to that, he worked for international companies as a Financial Analyst and Research Analyst in the area of inventory analysis and benchmarking of real estate portfolios. He took his doctorate degree from EBS European Business School (EBS University of Economics and Law) with research on "Factors that influence the performance of direct real estate investments". He studied business administration with majors in real estate and finance at EBS and Georgia State University Atlanta (USA).
Professor Kurzrock has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Real Estate Economics (ZIÖ) since 2008. Since 2016, he has been a member of the Board of the European Real Estate Society (ERES), where he represents the Gesellschaft für immobilienwirtschaftliche Forschung (gif). Professor Kurzrock has been awarded several times with the Student Award for excellent teaching in the Department of Civil Engineering at TUK.