Honorary Fellows

Dr. Frederik Pretorius

Honorary Fellow

Asian Institute of International Financial Law

The University of Hong Kong

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Frederik Pretorius has been active in urban development for more than 35 years. His areas of interest are varied and include real estate investment and finance; project economics and project and infrastructure investment and finance; urban and regional economics and development; real options analysis; housing economics and finance; and the economics of land and real estate leases. He has experience in Hong Kong, Australia and South Africa as academic, consultant, as executive in the corporate sector and as professional surveyor, in various activities and industries including regional economic development, commercial real estate development, building, infrastructure finance, and civil and mining engineering projects. He has authored/co-authored/presented some 160 technical and academic papers, including three books, and has conducted/participated in over 70 commercial, professional and executive assignments. Dr. Pretorius holds a Ph.D. in Real Estate Finance from the University of Hong Kong and MBA and BSc. degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

SELECTED PAPERS

La Grange, A. & Pretorius, F., 2014, State-Led Gentrification in Hong Kong, Urban Studies, first published on January 8, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0042098013513645.

Shen, J. & Pretorius, F., 2013, Binomial Option Pricing Models for Real Estate Development, Journal of Property Investment and Finance, at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1463-578X, and forthcoming in Vol. 31 Number 5.

Tse, M., Pretorius, F. & Chau, K.W., 2011, Market Sentiments, Winner’s Curse, and Bidding Outcomes in Land Auctions, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Vol. 42, pp. 247-274.

Arner, D., Chau, K.W., Hsu, B. F. C., Pretorius, F. & Pu, L. F.,2010, Regulating the Credit Rating Agency in Hong Kong: The Lesson from the Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis, Banking and Finance Law Review, Vol. 25, pp.361-403.

Pretorius, F. & Ho, M., 2007, Refinancing the Western Harbour Crossing, Hong Kong, Asia Case Research Centre, Ref: 07/331C, School of Business, The University of Hong Kong.

Lejot, P, Pretorius, F. & Loo, G., 2007, Politics, Institutions and Project Finance: The Dabhol Power Project, Asia Case Research Centre, Ref: 07/335C, School of Business, The University of Hong Kong.

Pretorius, F. & Ho, M., 2007, Infrastructure Finance: The Sydney Cross City Tunnel, Asia Case Research Centre, Ref: 07/324C, School of Business, The University of Hong Kong.

Pretorius, F. & Ho, M., 2006, Shui On: Branding Real Estate for Sustainable Growth in China, Focus Asia: Business Leaders Series, Asia Case Research Centre, Ref: CSVS/103C, School of Business, The University of Hong Kong.

Hsu, B. F. C., Arner, D. & Pretorius, F., 2007, Beyond the Basel Accord: Should the Capital Adequacy Ratio take into Account the Real Estate Environment in the Hong Kong SAR? The Banking Law Journal Vol. 124, No 4, pp.297-308.

La Grange, A. & Pretorius, F., 2005, Shifts along the Decommodification-Commodification Continuum: Housing Delivery and State Accumulation in Hong Kong, Urban Studies, Vol. 42, No 14, pp. 2471-2488.

Pretorius, F., Walker, A. & Chau, K. W., 2003, Exploitation, Expropriation and Capital Assets: The Economics of Commercial Real Estate Leases, The Journal of Real Estate Literature , Vol. 11 No. 3, pp3-34.

Devapriya, K. A. K. & Pretorius, F., 2003, International Comparison of Project Finance Arrangements in Private Infrastructure Projects, in Knowledge Construction, Joint International Symposium of CIB Working Commissions, W55, W65 and W107, pp. 310-320.

Devapriya, K. A. K. & Pretorius, F., 2002, Project Finance and Private Infrastructure Development in Developing Countries: Economic Implications of BOO/BOT Power Projects, Journal of Construction Research, Vol 3, No.2. pp. 285-309.

La Grange, A. & Pretorius, F., 2000, Ontology, Policy and the Market: Trends to Home Ownership in Hong Kong, Urban Studies, Vol. 37, No 9, pp.1561-1582.