Dirk Brounen

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Research interests

In my academic research I focus on the financial economics of relate to real estate markets. Typically, I opt for empirical studies in which the facts are leading.

At the moment I focus my attention of three main topics:

  • Risk and return of real estate investments
  • Sustainability in the real estate market
  • Financial literacy of decision makers

On Mondays, and Tuesdays, I work on my academic research and teach undergraduates of the Tilburg School of Economics and Management (Tisem) and can be reached at: office K318, tel. 013-4663417, d.brounen@uvt.nl

On Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays I translate my academic knowledge into practical insights for real estate professionals at TIAS, the Business School of Tilburg and Eindhoven and can be reached at: officeT111, tel. 013-4663417, d.brounen@tias.edu



Professor of Real Estate Economics Tilburg University (2011-now)

Professor of Finance and Real Estate RSM Erasmus University (2008-2010)

Associate Professor of Finance and Real Estate RSM Erasmus University (2005-2008)

Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate RSM Erasmus University (2003-2005)

Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate University of Amsterdam (2000-2003)

Advisor for: ABP, Achmea, Amvest, AZL, Bouwfonds, KLM Pensioenfonds, Vesteda, VendexKBB (2000-2011)

Visiting Scholar UC Berkeley (2000)

Summer Associate McKinsey & Company (2000)

Current courses

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External positions

Member of supervisory board (WSW)

1 Jul 20191 Jul 2023

Professor real estate economics (TIAS Business School)

1 Feb 2011 → …


  • Sustainability
  • Financial Economics


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