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BSc (Est Man) Reading University

MPhil (Valuation using Expert Systems)CNAA

LTh (Distinction) University of Wales


David is Emeritus Professor having previously been the MSc Scheme Leader in Built Environment (an RICS partnered programme) and sometime leader of the Built Environment Research Unit and Co-Director of the PONT Community to Community Centre, PONT C2C

Main Research Subjects & Current Projects

Sustainable Development in Uganda
Property Markets in Slum Areas
Theology in Built Environment
Studies in Land Crisis


Career Summary, Specialist Projects and Academic Activities

Between 1970 and 1993 David was a valuation surveyor with experience of residential and commercial property in both the public and private sectors. In the 1980’s David was particularly engaged in strategic asset management in the public sector. During the period 1987 ~ 1993 he was also involved in the development of IT systems for surveyors both as an employee and as a private consultant.

His academic interests (since 1993) involved him in collaboration with universities in the UK and abroad, private companies, governments, professional institutions and NGO’s both as a property consultant and software developer.



Jenkins DH, Residential Appraisal Theory and Practice, Estates Gazette Ltd., 2002 ISBN 0 7282 0392 8

Book chapters

Mantle, E, Jenkins, DH and Jiang L, 2008, Bilder einer aufstellung, In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, ISBN: 9789833142095

Almond, NI, Jenkins, DH and Gronow, SA, Development of a Prototype Residential Valuation System In: Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management Volume 1, 204 215, Narosa Publishing House, ISBN 0-000456789-0

Nawawi, AH, Jenkins, DH and Gronow, SA, Expert Systems Development for the Mass Appraisal of Commercial Property in Malaysia In: Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal An International Review, 103 – 130, Ashgate, ISBN 1-85972-089-9

Panayiotou, P, Plimmer, FAS, Panayi, A and Jenkins, DH, Immovable property taxation in Cyprus In: Property Tax: An International Comparative Review, 163 – 188, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Aldershot, Hants, 1999, ISBN 1-859725171-0

Predicting Housing Value: Genetic Algorithm Attribute Selection and Dependance Modelling Utilising the Gamma Test (with Ian Wilson and Prof. Andrew Ware) Advances in Econometrics, Applications of AI in Finance & Economics 2004, ISBN 0-7623- 1150-9.

Recent conference and journal papers

Jenkins, Kinuthia, Mofor, Thomas, Quince, Abu Tair and Okotel, (2012) Community based resilience building: normative meets narrative in Mbale, 2012, Environmental Hazards, Earthscan

Jenkins DH, (2011) Reflections on an institutional analysis of customary tenure in Uganda, RICS COBRA Conference

Jenkins DH, Gateri C, Manana M & Magolo JF (2011) Old meets new. The interplay of customary tenure and global land-based approaches to climate change. African Real Estate Society Conference, Namibia

David Jenkins, Catherine Gateri, Anna Nakayenza (2010)
The Territorial Approach to Climate Change (TACC) in the Mbale Region of Uganda, RICS COBRA, Paris

David Jenkins, Catherine Gateri, Anna Nakayenza
Considering real estate in the sustainable development of Mbale, Uganda (2009) RICS award for the best paper on sustainability, COBRA Conference, Cape Town

Gateri, C, Nawangwe, B, and Jenkins, DH
Integrating informal land delivery systems into urban land use planning: a case study of Mbale Municipality, Uganda (2009) COBRA Conference, Cape Town

The Christian Roots of Land Economy (2009) Advanced Workshop Conference, Birmingham

Wellbeing in Namatala (2009) Defining Poverty in Informal Urban Settlements, NDR Colloquium, University of Wales


Fellow Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Retired)


David is Managing Director of PONT Commercial Services Ltd. and a member of the Steering Group of Bridges and Links to Africa


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