Dr Rotimi Abidoye is a Lecturer in Property and Development at the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, UNSW Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining UNSW Sydney, he was a Research Associate/Teaching Assistant at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (2014-2017), Lecturer at the Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria (2013 -2014) and a Teaching Assistant at the University of Lagos, Nigeria (2011 – 2012). In the past, he has also worked in the real estate and banking industry in Nigeria. Rotimi is a recipient of the prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for his PhD study and also, received the Endowment Scholarship from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, for his Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree education. His research focus includes but not limited to Property Valuation Accuracy, Real Estate Education, Real Estate Practice and Theory and Housing Supply. He has published his research outputs in top-tier peer-review journals and has presented some at international conferences. He is a reviewer for a number of Journals domiciled in the Built Environment. Rotimi is a Chartered Valuation Surveyor (MRICS), an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (ANIVS) and a Registered Valuer (RSV) certified by the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria.
Best Paper Award (May 2017), Environmental Design and Management International 2017 Conference, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Paper entitled - The efficacy of using machine learning models for property value prediction in Nigeria.
Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Award, 2014, Research Grant Council and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Best Graduating Student (Distinction), 2012, Department of Estate Management, University of Lagos, Nigeria (M.Sc. level)
Vice Chancellor’s Prize, Dean’s Prize, Faculty’s Prize, National School Fund’s Prize, 2010, Department of Estate Management and Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Lagos, Nigeria, Overall best graduating student (B.Sc. level)
Endowment Scholarship Awards (First Class CGPAs), 2005/2006 -2008/2009, University of Lagos, Nigeria (2nd - 5th undergraduate years)
Long Service Award, 2009, Department of Estate Management, University of Lagos, Nigeria (Graduating Class of 2009)
Excellence Award, 2009, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Exemplary Leadership Award, 2007, Department of Estate Management, University of Lagos, Nigeria (Graduating Class of 2007)
Best Graduating Student (Distinction), 2004, Departmental Prize for the best National Diploma Graduand in Estate Management, The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Nigeria
(1) UNSW School of Built Environment Early Career Research Grant - Equipping Property Graduates for the Digital Age ($10,000)
(2) UNSW Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture ARC Fellowship Seed Funding Research Grant - Prospects of built-to-rent housing model among Australian young adults ($10,000)
Property Finance and Investment
REST0001 - Property Performance Analysis (2018 - Date)
REST0005 - Property Valuation (2018 - Date)
BLDG3021 - Property Development (2018 - Date)