Kevin Muldoon-Smith

Kevin Muldoon-Smith
Northumbria University · Architecture and Built Environment

BA (hons), MSc, PhD

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Introduction
My research and teaching combines real estate development, international finance and public policy. I use quantitative and qualitative methods to examine how the structures of local commercial real estate markets interact with international circuits of capital finance and contemporary public policy to (re)produce the urban built environment.I am also interested in cross-fertilising the typically econometric practice of real estate with contemporary theories seen in social sciences.

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Publications (35)
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This paper explores the challenges involved in planning the adaptation of the urban built environment. It approaches this subject by appraising a recently introduced national planning policy (the permission to convert office buildings into residential use without planning permission) in England. Drawing on interviews conducted with planning practit...
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In an era of continuing Local Government austerity and enhanced urban financialisation, Local Government in England is increasingly reliant upon decentralised methods of urban finance (typically based on ‘new economic growth’ extracted from non-residential property development) to fund public services, economic development and urban regeneration. O...
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This paper describes a composite method that can be used to investigates the relationship between spatial preference (in relation to commercial real estate occupation) and spatial configuration. The key finding in this paper (based on research in the city of Leeds in the UK) is that there is a potential link between urban configuration and spatial...
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This study explored retail location performance of cities by investigating relationships between changes in retail property stock (supply), changes in retail rental value (demand), and spatial accessibility (retail consumer movement) across three UK cities, namely, Leeds, Newcastle, and York. This is to understand how retail locations and assets ca...
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Obsolescence and vacancy are part of the traditional building life-cycle, as tenants leave properties and move to new ones – flux, a period of uncertainty before the establishment of new direction, can therefore be considered part of building DNA. What is new, due to structural disruptions in the way we work, is the rate and regularity of flux – re...
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This paper seeks to investigate the timing of land value uplift associated with an extension to an existing light rail transport system. It seeks to understand the amount of land value increase on residential properties at different stages of the infrastructure delivery process of the Tyne and Wear Metro (TWM) system in the North East of England. T...
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The management of the organisational capabilities needed to ensure the resilience of transport infrastructure assets is a challenge for governments worldwide. However, an absence of critical research in this area has exacerbated this challenge. The upshot, in this instance, has been the inability of governments to engender and enact an effective tr...
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This research addresses the deficit of empirical investigation of changes in industrial and warehouse property markets in the UK. It uses business rates (rating list) data for England and Wales to reveal changes in the quantum and distribution of premises over the last decade. Spatio-temporal analysis using geographical information systems identifi...
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This paper engages with ideas of tacit and explicit knowledge, how it is created, transferred, and ultimately translated in contemporary discourses of the digital built environment. The aim is to open a more critical dialogue in the digital built environment by a) interrogating digital innovation as it strives to utilise relatively distilled inform...
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In England, the traditional method of central government redistribution and equalization between locations has been replaced with a greater emphasis on self-sufficiency and entrepreneurism. English local government now faces existential funding questions – a situation that is repeated around the world as the public sector manages the fallout from t...
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In 2019 floods made up 49 % of disasters and 43 % of disaster related deaths globally. Flooding is also the costliest natural disaster, with yearly estimated losses of $36.3 billion. In order to counter these challenges, the flood risk management (FRM) narrative is evolving towards integration of blue/green infrastructure (BGI), using projects that...
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This paper reflects on ideas of tacit knowledge in order to examine the nature of planners’ expertise. It investigates the shifting knowledge and power dynamics between and within the public and private sectors, as a means of determining how tacit expertise is transferred and re‐appropriated in new domains and geographies of practice. Tacit underst...
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This study explores the potential of GIS to map and analyse the distribution, stock and value of commercial and industrial property using rating data compiled for the purposes of charging business rates taxation on all non-residential property in the UK. Rating data from 2010, 2017 and 2019, comprising over 6000 property units in the City of York,...
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Spatial layouts help to shape retail consumer movement, which in turn plays a role in determining the distribution of retailers and performance of retail space on city network. Spatial configuration can be understood through street segment analysis, computing to-movement (integration) and through-movement (choice) metrics within a given set of conn...
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How can Government and the Treasury reconcile two often contradictory aspects of the commercial property tax model in England? On the one hand, commercial property tax is required to be responsive to economic conditions, promoting investment in property and business. On the other hand, local commercial property tax, in part, is required to fund loc...
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The aim of this article is to introduce for the first time the topic of 'stranded assets' into research involving the built environment. It focuses on the idea that climate change policy could induce the stranding of some conventional property assets in the global real estate market. Principally, the empirical focus for study is the UK interaction...
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Purpose The retail property market is constantly adopting to the continuous demand of retailers and their consumers. This paper aims to investigate retail property market dynamics through spatial accessibility measures of the City of York street network. It explores how spatial accessibility metrics (SAM) explain retail market dynamics (RMD) throu...
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This chapter examines how the Northern Powerhouse agenda will be financed, in part, through the Government’s Business Rate Scheme (BRRS). It begins with a brief summary of local government finance in England, describing the transference from a centralised model to one based on the parallel rubrics of localism and local economic growth. The central...
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This chapter explores how contemporary public policies in England could provoke new urban development in certain sectors of the commercial built environment and exacerbate inertia and dereliction in others. The lens for this enquiry is the new focus on decentralised urban finance in England, specifically the Business Rate Retention Scheme (BRRS). F...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of the introduction of the business rates retention scheme (BRRS) in England which transferred financial liability for backdated appeals to LAs. Under the original scheme, business rates revenue, mandatory relief and liability for successful appeals is spilt 50/50 between central gover...
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Recently, Adams and Tiesdell (2010), Tewdwr-Jones (2012) and Batty (2013) have outlined the importance of information and intelligence in relation to the mediation and management of land, property and urban consumers in the future city. Traditionally, the challenge for urban planners was the generation of meaningful and timely information. Today, t...
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Kevin Muldoon-Smith and Dr Paul Greenhalgh consider how the recent business rates announcements will affect the commercial property sector

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The project looks to understand and inform the reform of land and property related tax. This is in order to better align tax with business but also to help sustain the funding requirements of local government which is increasingly reliant on land and real estate income for service delivery and infrastructure requirements.
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Linking geographical information science to the development of cities