Professor John Henneberry: General Information
Professor of Property Development Studies
Room number: D17
Telephone (internal): 26911
Telephone (UK): 0114 222 6911
Telephone (International): +44 114 222 6911
I was awarded a BA in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge in 1974. This was followed by an MA in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Sheffield in 1976 and an MA in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge in 1978.
I was a planning officer for Manchester City Council followed by Greater Manchester County Council from 1976 – 1980.
I was appointed as a lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in 1980, Senior Lecturer in 1982, Principal Lecturer in 1987 and Reader in 1991.
I was appointed as Senior Lecturer followed by Reader at the University of Sheffield from 1993 – 1998 when I was made Professor of Property Development Studies.
My research focuses on the structure and behaviour of the industrial and commercial sectors of the property market and their relation to the wider economy and state regulatory systems. In particular I am interested in the way that calculative practices – such as valuation, financial appraisal and portfolio analysis and management – shape property markets and affect urban and regional development.
Current and planned developments of my research agenda include:
• Within the field of the analysis, modelling and forecasting of property market behaviour, examining the aggregate effects of different aspects of investors’ decision-making on market behaviour, with investor familiarity currently being explored.
• Within the field of property, planning and urban and regional development, analysis of the process of urban brownfield regeneration: to explore alternative constructions and articulations of the concepts of environmental risk and sustainability in property development and investment and in planning policy;; to consider the impact of the environmental improvement of brownfield sites upon decisions to invest in such sites; and to analyse the interrelations between (i) sustainable forms of urban development in river corridors and in association with green infrastructure; and (ii) the financial structure and economic value of such schemes (with colleagues in the EPSRC URSULA and the INTERREG IVB VALUE projects, respectively).
• Also within the field of property, planning and urban and regional development, the use of calculative practice as a vehicle for developing and applying the concept of development cultures to a consideration of the way that value is constructed, distributed and consumed through the urban built environment by different development actors. A critical history of the application of DCF techniques to investment valuation and to development appraisal is the next part of this work.
I have almost 30 years of teaching experience in higher education covering UGT, PGT and PGR activities. I currently deliver core courses in property development on RTPI-accredited MPlan and MA, RICS-accredited MAs and other academic courses sharing the same units. I have supervised 17 research students to successful completion. I currently supervise 5 research students.
• Henneberry, J. and Roberts, C. (2008) Calculated Inequality? Portfolio Benchmarking and Regional Office Property Investment, Urban Studies, 45(5 & 6), 1217-1241.
• Henneberry, J., McGough, T. and Mouzakis, F. (2005) The Impact of Planning on Local Business Rents, Urban Studies, 42(3), 477-509.
• Guy, S., Henneberry, J. and Rowley, S. (2002) Development Cultures and Urban Regeneration, Urban Studies, 39(7), 1181-1196.
• Guy, S. and Henneberry, J. (2000) Understanding Urban Development Processes: Integrating the Economic and the Social in Property Research, Urban Studies, 37(13), 2399-2416.
• Henneberry, J. (1999) Convergence and Difference in Regional Office Development Cycles, Urban Studies, 36(9), 1439-1465.
I am joint (founding) editor of the RICS / Blackwell's book series 'Issues in Real Estate' and a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Property Research and of Town Planning Review. I have extensive research experience, undertaking funded work for the Economic and Social Research Council, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the European Commission, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Welsh Assembly, the Land Development Studies Trust, the RICS Education Trust, local authorities and private sector property consultants.