Dr Michael James Rehm

PhD, MSLD, BArch


Dr Michael Rehm is a Senior Lecturer in Property at the University of Auckland Business School.  His research focus has been on the development of hedonic pricing models used to isolate and better understand specific behaviour of market participants within housing and office markets. His research incorporates geographic information systems (GIS) to model and explore the often underappreciated spatial relationships prevalent in property markets including work on school zoning, proximity to cell phone towers and leaky building stigma. His latest research is on housing affordability and the impacts of inclusionary zoning on residential land development.

Research | Current

  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Sustainable Real Estate Development

Teaching | Current

  • 2010    PROP 281    Building Construction
  • 2010    PROP 773    GIS and Property Analysis
  • 2017    PROP 102    Introduction to Property


  • 2014    UABS Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2016    University of Auckland Teaching Excellence Award

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • American Real Estate Society (ARES)
  • Pacific Rim Real Estate Society (PRRES)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Ade, R., & Rehm, M. (2019). Buying limes but getting lemons: Cost-benefit analysis of residential green buildings -A New Zealand case study. ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, 186, 284-296. 10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.01.040
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rochelle Ade
  • Esnashari, S., Gardner, L., & Rehm, M. (2018). Characterizing students' behavior based on their participation in property course in New Zealand. Proceedings - 32nd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, WAINA 2018. 10.1109/WAINA.2018.00055
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lesley Gardner
  • Rehm, M., Chen, S., & Filippova, O. (2018). House prices and superstition among ethnic Chinese and non-Chinese homebuyers in Auckland, New Zealand. International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 11 (1), 34-44. 10.1108/IJHMA-04-2017-0044
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Olga Filippova
  • Esnaashari, S., Gardner, L., & Rehm, M. (2018). Characterizing students based on their participation in the class. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). 10.1007/978-3-319-93846-2_16
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lesley Gardner
  • Filippova, O., Rehm, M., & Dibble, C. (2017). Office market response to earthquake risk in New Zealand. Journal of Property Investment & Finance, 35 (1), 44-57. 10.1108/JPIF-05-2016-0026
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33041
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Olga Filippova
  • Filippova, O., Xiao, Y., Rehm, M., & Ingham, J. (2017). Economic effects of regulating the seismic strengthening of older buildings. Building Research & Information10.1080/09613218.2017.1357318
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44339
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Olga Filippova, Jason Ingham
  • James, B., Rehm, M., & Saville-Smith, K. (2017). Impacts of leaky homes and leaky building stigma on older homeowners. Pacific Rim Property Research Journal, 23 (1), 15-34. 10.1080/14445921.2016.1266983
  • Rehm, M. J. (2016). Defying gravity: Easy money and house prices. Paper presented at Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ) Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 16 June - 17 June 2016.


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 5, Room 526
New Zealand

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