Dr Piyush Tiwari is Professor of Property at University of Melbourne, Australia. Prior to his current position he was Director – Policy at Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), India, where he was responsible for formulating policies for private financing of urban infrastructure in close cooperation with national and state governments. Earlier, he was Senior Lecturer (Property) and Program Leader, MSc (International Real Estate Markets) at the Business School, University of Aberdeen, UK. He has held positions at the largest mortgage company, HDFC, India and the University of Tsukuba, Japan. His research interests include housing economics and mortgages, commercial real estate investment, and financing infrastructure in developing countries. He is author of five books and has published numerous research papers on issues related to real estate and infrastructure. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). His other professional activities include Member, International Land Measurement Standards Committee, Director, Asian Real Estate Society, Editorial Board, Property Management and Associate Editor, International Real Estate Review .