Fawaz holds Ph.D. in Economics and Finance with main focus on real estate economics, finance and investment. He graduated from Brunel University London in 2017. He joined Oxford Brookes University in March 2023 as a Senior Lecturer in Real Estate Investment Finance at the School of Built Environment. His role involves teaching and research. Before joining Oxford Brookes University, Fawaz has worked in several higher education institutions in the UK including: Royal Agricultural University, Henley Business School and School of Politics, Economics and International Relations at University of Reading.
Fawaz has specific research interest and research supervision in topics aiming to explore real estate related economical and financial issues, with particular focus on using quantitative analysis. He developed particular expertise in advanced quantitative and econometric techniques applications and a competent user of statistical packages.
Fawaz holds fellowship from the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Academic Practice Certificate (PgCert) obtained from the University of Gloucestershire.
Teaching and supervision
- Infrastructure Planning and Sustainable Development (MSc, PGDip, PGCert)
- Real Estate (MSc, PGDip)
- Real Estate (BSc (Hons))
- Economics of Built Environment
- Real Estate Accounting and Finance
- Valuation and Investment
- Real Estate Investment
- Development Process and Appraisal
- Advanced Development
- Infrastructure Finance
- Built Environment Delivery
I teach across several programmes at the School of the Built Environment both at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate (MSc) levels. Most of my teaching is centred around finance, economics, accounting, investment and development appraisal.
I am co-supervising a Ph.D. student who is doing research on the application of machine learning (ML) in hotel real estate investment.
My research is centred on the theme of using econometric and advanced quantitative models to develop research on the impact of financial system aspects, real estate market factors and borrowers-related factors on the evolution of credit default.
I have an extensive knowledge of advanced quantitative and econometric techniques applications on time series and panel data and highly competent user of statistical packages including Stata, Eviews, Oxmetrics, Microfit 5 and SPSS among others.
I supervise topics such as: empirical analysis of the determinants of credit defaults in the residential and commercial real estate market, drivers of non-performing loans in the banks loans’ portfolios, macroprudential policies analysis, real estate finance and mortgage markets, sustainability analysis, volatility analysis in the real estate finance, investigating the relationships between real estate market and the wider economy, drives housing prices and affordability, applied time series, panel data and pooled data analysis using econometric techniques.
I am peer reviewer in the International Journal of Finance & Economics (IJFE) since 2020.
Memberships of professional bodies
- Fellow at the Higher Education Academy, UK.
- The Economics Network, Early Careers Workshop on effective and innovative economics teaching against the UKPSF (2018), University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
- The 9th International Conference on Computational and Financial Econometrics (2015). Presented paper: Khaled, F. (2015). “Mortgage Default, Property Price and Banks’ lending behaviour in Hong Kong SAR”.
- 1st Doctoral Symposium (2015 ), Brunel University, London, UK. Presented paper: “Real Estate Prices and Credit Risk: An Investigation on the US Non-performing Loans”.
- Annual Student Research Conference (2014), Brunel University, London, UK. Presented paper: “What Drives Non-performing Loans in Addition to the Economic Cycle? Housing Affordability, Household Fragility and Financial Developments and Liberalisation”.
- International Conference on the Global Financial Crisis” (2013). Southampton University, London, UK.