Thi Kim Nguyen wins the Peter Barrington Award

Ms Nguyen’s winning thesis looks at the dynamic growth in Asian property markets, which has seen diversified growth stages among the emerging property markets in Asia

Thi Kim Nguyen from the University of Western Sydney has won the 2012 Peter Barrington Award for her thesis The significance and performance of Asian listed property companies in developed and emerging markets.

The award will be presented at the Fellows luncheon being run by the NSW Division of the API 19 April, 2013.

Ms Nguyen’s thesis looks at the dynamic growth in Asian property markets, which has seen diversified growth stages among the emerging property markets in Asia.

The purpose of her PhD research was to assess the significant role of the less emerging listed property companies in the region and globally beside the developed and emerging property markets in Asia, which have established a level of interest with regional and global investors.

By establishing three Asian market tiers (developed, emerging, less emerging), tier performance has been assessed to allow a full understanding of the dynamics of these important Asian property markets with regard to the emerging markets versus the developed markets in Asia.

Ms Nguyen details the property investment implications for both local and international investors.

The Peter Barrington Award was established in 1985 as an endowment by the Hammerson Group of Companies in recognition of the contribution to the property profession by Peter Barrington.

The purpose of the award is to encourage research and excellence in the study of land economy through the presentation of a major work in support of an approved academic program.

The award is open to all students undertaking a course of study in a property professional field at an Australian academic institution.

Ms Nguyen has been awarded an inscribed gold medallion, a framed certificate and a cheque to the value of $1000.