- Property Valuation
- Property Investment Analysis
- Property Economics
- Statutory and Specialist Valuation
- foreign direct property investment
- property market analysis
- tourism development
- application of hedonic regression analysis methods to residential property valuations
Stuart had over 15 years professional practice experience as a property developer, valuer, investment analyst, sales and leasing agent, and property and asset manager in the United Kingdom and Australia prior to becoming an academic.
For a period of 12 years from 1992–2004, he was a Lecturer in Property Economics at Queensland University of Technology. For seven of those years he was the Undergraduate Property Economics Degree Program Leader. During his tenure the undergraduate program at QUT was consistently ranked the No 1 or No 2 undergraduate property program in Australia, as determined by graduating students via the national system of Course Experience Questionnaires (CEQs). For the period 2000–2003, Stuart was the RICS external examiner for the undergraduate Real Estate program of the University of Queensland.
In 2004, Stuart retired and took up a part-time consultancy position providing valuations and general property investment and development advice to private and corporate clients within the northern Sunshine Coast Region.
In June 2008, Stuart returned to academia in his current position.
Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students
- Property valuation methodologies
- Urban land use economics
- Behavioural economics and property markets
- Property development and financing
|Project name||Investigators||Funding body||Year||Focus|
|‘Trends in the Placement of Foreign Investment Capital in Australian Property Markets'||Ross, S.||New Researcher’s Grant, QUT. (A$10,000)||1994||Competitive University Merit Based Grant awarded to new researchers. Outcome: Book Chapters.|
|‘Evaluation of Functional Performance in Commercial Buildings’||Boyd T (Project Leader), Research team: Kimmet P, Ross S, Tonelli M.||CRC for Construction Innovation (A$97,000 plus in kind contribution. Total approximately A$175,000).||2001||Project No 2001-011-C. Project examined the performance of commercial buildings as investment assets. Its purpose was to enhance commercial real estate performance within both operational and investment contexts through the development of a model designed to support improved decision making. Outcome: Peer and industry presentations, conference papers.|
|‘Tenant Risk Profiling’.||Ross S (Project Leader), Research Team: Dept of Public Works Qld, Rider Hunt.||CRC for Construction Innovation, (A$97,594 plus in-kind contribution. Total A$194,000).||2003||The project aimed to examine the veracity of a ‘tenant typology’ model which would enable industry based ‘Tenant Risk Profiling’ which might then be used in a refined property investment and feasibility analysis model to improve investment decisions. Outcome: Peer and industry presentations during 2003–2004. Referred Conference Paper. Project lapsed late 2004. Project leader resigned from QUT.|