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Mr Tom Keel



Associate Lecturer, Property and Real Estate


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and Teaching, Deakin University, 2022
Master of Business Administration, Victoria University, 2017
Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Chisholm Inst. of Technology, 1988


Tom Keel is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Finance in Deakin Business School. Tom specialises in Property and Real Estate. His teaching includes property valuation, construction, property development and building sustainability. In addition to work experience gained in these fields, he has a strong passion for the urban environment and sustainability, with a keen interest in city-liveability and the study of how individual building forms combine to create better environments for city residents. Tom's most recent property development project is an 8.2 star rated sustainable coastal timber house.

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Career highlights

Deakin Vice-Chancellor's award for Teaching Excellence (2019)

Research interests

  • Sustainable Construction
  • Sustainable Cities (City liveability)
  • Property Development

Teaching interests

  • Sustainable Property Design
  • Sustainable Cities (Urban Planning)
  • Property Development

Units taught

  • MMP111 - Introduction to Property
  • MMP122 - Introduction to Property Development
  • MMP322 - Advanced Property Development
  • MMP732 - Property Development
  • SRT112 - Sustainable Construction
  • SRT214 - Commercial Property Construction Studies
  • SRT722 - Sustainable Construction Studies
  • MMP223 - Property Law
  • MMP721 - Property and Real-Estate Law

Knowledge areas

  • Sustainable retro-fitting and construction of property
  • Property development
  • City liveability
  • Development planning
  • Property market trends and cycles

Media appearances

  • Roam the Dome, The Age, Australia, 2017.
  • Sleep Station, Leader, Australia, 2017.
  • Property topics, Domain, Australia, 2017.


VC's Teaching Excellence Award. 2019.



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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Sustainable MOTIIVES

A/Prof Ameeta Jain, Mr Tom Keel

City of Greater Geelong - Climate Change Partnership Project - 18 374 210 672

  • 2024: $20,000


No completed student supervisions to report