Mr Martin Blackwell

About

I am a qualified chartered surveyor, my original training was with Prudential Portfolio Managers, undertaking fund management and related professional work. I then moved into private practice, and gradually into academia whilst retaining consultancy and commercial roles, which continue. I hold a first class honours degree in Urban Estate Surveying and a masters in Advanced Commercial Property Law with commendation (Northumbria). I hold a PGCHE from the University of Westminster where I taught as a senior lecturer. I have also provided input to professionally accredited property courses at De Montfort University Leicester, and Nottingham Trent University. 

I have acted on a wide range of commercial property matters and have acted as an expert witness and Independent Expert in connection with rent reviews and lease renewals. I am a member of Arbrix and Index. 

In addition to my Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education I hold additional credits in supervising research students. 

I have written a number of papers, books, and book chapters on topics including Business Improvement Districts, PFI, Planning, Valuation and property management. 

I have come to Kingston University as a part time senior lecturer, with the aim of trying to help students understand and appreciate the world of real estate, how it works and the opportunities it presents. 

I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer - Real Estate

Qualifications

  • BSc(Hons) Urban Estate Surveying
  • LL.m Advanced Commercial Property Law
  • PGCHE

Teaching and learning

I teach on a range of Real Estate modules - using my experience and real life examples to inform and provide context and setting. I work with experienced academic and professional colleagues and together we cover the modules studied on the courses. My contribution is evolving....

Qualifications and expertise

  • Experienced Academic
  • PGCHE
  • Certificate in Supervising Research Students

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

Empirical support for the importance of timing: an analysis of retail property investment performanceArticle

Blackwell, M. 1988. Empirical support for the importance of timing: an analysis of retail property investment performance. The Investment Analyst: journal of the Society of Investment Analysts. 87, pp. 29-33.

The Landlord and Tenant Act 1987Article

Blackwell, M. 1990. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1987. Journal of the Institute of Business Agents.

Liquid propertyArticle

Blackwell, M. 1990. Liquid property. What Investment Monthly.

The businessman's guide to rating: practical advice for the 1995 rating revaluation in England & WalesBook

Blackwell, M. and Kilpatrick, A. 1994. The businessman's guide to rating: practical advice for the 1995 rating revaluation in England & Wales. Kettering Jutland.

Revaluation 2000: a forecast for the major office centres in East Anglia and the East MidlandsBook

Blackwell, M. 1998. Revaluation 2000: a forecast for the major office centres in East Anglia and the East Midlands. Peterborough Lance.

Proposed amendments to FRS5Article

Blackwell, M. 1998. Proposed amendments to FRS5. Private Finance Initiative Journal. 3 (2), pp. 68-70.

Funding the urban renaissanceArticle

Blackwell, M. 1999. Funding the urban renaissance. Planning: journal of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Revenue streamsArticle

Blackwell, M. 1999. Revenue streams. Private Finance Initiative Journal. 4 (4), pp. 23-24.

The PFI/PPP and property: a practical guideBook

Blackwell, M. 2002. The PFI/PPP and property: a practical guide. London Estates Gazette.

Business improvement districts in England: the UK government's proposals, enactment, and guidanceBook chapter

Blackwell, M. 2008. Business improvement districts in England: the UK government's proposals, enactment, and guidance. in: Morcol, G., Hoyt, L., Meek, J.W. and Zimmermann, U. (ed.) Business improvement districts: research, theories, and controversies Auerbach.

Maximising occupier value from business improvement districtsArticle

Blackwell, M. 2011. Maximising occupier value from business improvement districts. Journal of Town and City Management. 2 (1), pp. 65-74.

The relationship of geographical indications with real property valuation and managementArticle

Blackwell, M. 2007. The relationship of geographical indications with real property valuation and management. Property Management. 25 (2), pp. 193-203. https://doi.org/10.1108/02637470710741542

A consideration of the UK Government's proposals for business improvement districts in England: issues and uncertaintiesArticle

Blackwell, M. 2005. A consideration of the UK Government's proposals for business improvement districts in England: issues and uncertainties. Property Management. 23 (3), pp. 194-203. https://doi.org/10.1108/02637470510603538

Areas of specialism

  • Real Estate
  • Business Improvement Districts
  • Property Valuation and management

Publications

Number of items: 7.

Article

Blackwell, Martin (2011) Maximising occupier value from business improvement districts. Journal of Town & City Management, 2(1), pp. 65-74. ISSN (print) 1756-9583

Blackwell, Martin (2007) The relationship of geographical indications with real property valuation and management. Property Management, 25(2), pp. 193-203. ISSN (print) 0263-7472

Blackwell, Martin (2005) A consideration of the UK Government's proposals for business improvement districts in England : issues and uncertainties. Property Management, 23(3), pp. 194-203. ISSN (print) 0263-7472

Book

Blackwell, Martin (2002) The PFI/PPP and property : a practical guide. London, U.K. : Estates Gazette. 90p. ISBN 9780728203914

Blackwell, Martin (1998) Revaluation 2000: a forecast for the major office centres in East Anglia and the East Midlands. Peterborough, U.K. : Lance. 34p. ISBN 9780952927914

Blackwell, Martin and Kilpatrick, Andrew (1994) The businessman's guide to rating : practical advice for the 1995 rating revaluation in England & Wales. Kettering, U.K. : Jutland. 53p. ISBN 9780952346937

Book Section

Blackwell, Martin (2008) Business improvement districts in England : the UK government's proposals, enactment and guidance. In: Morcol, G. , Hoyt, L. , Meek, J.W. and Zimmerman, U., (eds.) Business improvement districts : research, theories and controversies. Boca Raton, U.S. : CRC Press. pp. 451-472. (Public Administration and Public Policy, (145)) ISBN 9781420045765

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

I am regularly asked to assist a range of clients on commercial property matters. In particular in the areas of rent review and lease renewal, strategic property acquisition and real estate strategy. 

Qualifications and expertise

  • More than 25 years of industry experience as firstly an MRICS Chartered Surveyor then FRICS

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • FRICS
  • Member of Arbrix and Index