30 Oct Rob McGaffin
Rob McGaffin is a town planner and land economist. He is currently completing his PhD at the University of Cape Town where he is researching the location decisions of the different economic sectors in Cape Town. He has previously worked as a senior lecturer in the Department of Construction Economics and Management at the University of Cape town and in commercial property finance at several financial institutions. Prior to this he worked as town planner in the City of Cape Town and later, as a MISTRA imbedded researcher in the City,
he assisted the City of Cape Town in developing the Economic Areas Management Programme – ECAMP. He is a founding member of the Urban Real Estate Research Unit at UCT. In addition, he is the course director for the Housing Finance Couse for Sub-Saharan Africa that is run in partnership with the University of Cape Town, the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa.