International Research Forum on Multi-owned Properties 2020

Thursday 13–Friday 14 February 2020
Deakin Downtown

Deakin Business School is proudly hosting the International Research Forum on Multi-owned Properties. Planning has already begun for our 2020 forum to be held at Deakin Downtown, Melbourne.

Event details

The forum brings together Australasian and international academics and researchers to share their knowledge and research on multi-owned properties (strata title, unit title, high rise, subdivisions with owners' corporations, private housing estates, condominiums, common interest developments, homeowner associations and other similarly structured properties).

Discipline and field of research areas may include, but are not limited to:

  • architecture
  • built environment
  • construction studies
  • design
  • economics
  • environmental science
  • law/policy
  • management
  • planning
  • property and real estate studies
  • social science
  • sociology
  • tourism studies.

PDF IRFMOP Program 2019382.2KB

For more information, please contact forum chair Dr Nicole Johnston.


Registration includes attendance to all sessions, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and forum dinner.

Standard conference registration: $520 (including GST)
Postgraduate student registration: $280 (including GST)
Additional dinner only ticket: $120 (including GST)
All prices are listed in Australian Dollars.

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Cancellation of registration must be made in writing to the conference chair. 

Registrations are transferable to a colleague at any time prior to the conference, provided the conference chair is advised in writing.

Call for abstracts

We invite researchers to submit an abstract to the forum in any discipline or field of research relating to multi-owned properties. Abstracts should be between 800 and 1000 words. For empirical based studies the abstract should include the research focus, methods, results/findings and main conclusions and/or recommendations.

Due to the nature of the forum and the diversity of the audience, it is important that presenters contextualise the research for an international audience of both academics and industry. Please ensure that you provide a brief overview of multi-owned properties in your country or jurisdiction and clearly explain any terms or jargon that is specific to your jurisdiction or discipline area.

Abstract deadline: Monday 28 October 2019
Abstract acceptance: Monday 11 November 2019

Acceptance of abstracts will constitute confirmation that the delegate will be scheduled in event's agenda as a forum presenter.

Please submit your abstract and or proposed research to the forum committee.

Further information

Forum organising committee

Dr Nicole Johnston, Department of Finance, Deakin Business School
Dr Hazel Easthope, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW
Amanda Farmer, Lawyers Chambers on Riley
Dr Sacha Reid, Faculty of Business and Law, Griffith University

Accommodation and transport

Melbourne offers a wide range of accommodation options including:

To learn more about getting around Melbourne, please visit Public Transport Victoria.

About the Multi-owned Properties Research Hub

The Multi-owned Properties Research Hub is an exciting new online platform for multi owned properties research. Papers have been submitted by academics, researchers and other sector professionals from around the globe.

The hub was developed by a group of academics and lawyers who saw a need to collate and share research on multi-owned properties across institutional and geographic boundaries. With more people living in multi-owned properties than ever before, governments, practitioners and residents need access to reliable research and opportunities to engage with experts across multiple disciplines.

Sign up to the newsletter on the site to receive new research insights and articles recently uploaded to the hub.

Recent multi-owned properties research

Forum chair Nicole Johnston (Deakin) and Sacha Reid (Griffith) have recently released a research report entitled 'An Examination of Building Defects in Residential Multi-owned Properties'.