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Dr David Parker, FRICS, FAPI, SFFin, FAICD, FIML

Dr David Parker is an internationally recognised real estate industry expert and highly regarded real estate academic, specialising in property valuation, property funds management, expert witness and mediation, being a director and adviser to real estate investment groups including listed real estate investment trusts, unlisted funds and private real estate businesses.


Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, UTS (1997)

Master of Philosophy, University of New South Wales (2012)

Master of Business Administration, Melbourne Business School (2006)

Master of Commerce, University of Western Sydney (1992)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Land Management, University of Reading (1982)

Professional Qualifications

Fellow, Australian Property Institute, (CPV, CPP, CFM, CPP(Ed))

Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, (Chartered Valuer and RICS Registered Valuer)

Senior Fellow, Financial Services Institute of Australasia

Fellow, Institute of Managers and Leaders

Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Research Groups

Member, former President, former Executive Director, former Board member, Pacific Rim Real Estate Society

Member, former President, former Board member, International Real Estate Society

Member, European Real Estate Society

Member, American Real Estate Society

Member, Society of Property Researchers

Member, American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association


Dr Parker has over 40 years of professional experience including:
REITs, Property Funds Management and Property Investment
Over 15 years of experience in funds, portfolio, asset and property management as an Associate Director with Schroders, Senior Investment Manager with ANZ Funds Management, and Portfolio Manager Property with Suncorp Metway Limited.
Property Valuation, Valuation Standards and Statutory Valuation
As Valuer General of New South Wales, General Manager of the Commonwealth’s Australian Valuation Office, Acting Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, and Sessional Member of the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT) hearing valuation and compulsory acquisition cases.
Expert Witness and Mediation
Advising on and providing expert witness reports and giving evidence in property valuation and property funds management matters in VCAT, the Supreme Court and the Federal Court with extensive mediation experience as an Acting Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales.
Teaching, Research and Course Design

For over a decade, Dr Parker was Professor of Property at the University of South Australia, and is now a Visiting Professor at the Henley Business School, University of Reading and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Ulster.


Dr Parker has written 4 books with a further 2 books currently in press, authored 10 book chapters, published 39 papers in refereed academic journals and given 9 keynote conference presentations

Books in Press

Introduction to Property Valuation in Australia, Routledge, Abingdon, (in press, January 2023)

Statutory and Regulatory Property Valuation in Australia, Routledge, Abingdon, (in press, December 2023)

Conference and Published Papers

Dr Parker is a regular conference presenter around the world and Editorial Board Member for the highly ranked Journal of Property Research and Journal of Property Investment and Finance and for the Pacific Rim Property Research Journal. Download a complete list of Dr Parker’s academic and industry journal papers and conference keynote presentations.

For professional property valuation services, contact Dr Parker on 0419 803 353.