Helen Reardon

Helen Reardon BA (Hons), MSc, MRICS

Lecturer in Real Estate (Planning and Development)


Helen started working at Sheffield Hallam University in September 2015. Prior to this she has 8 years of applied experience from professional practice within the planning and development sector. During this time she provided consultancy advice at GVA in the Planning Development and Regeneration team and more recently at Aspinall Verdi as a Senior Consultant.

Experience from practice includes development feasibility and development appraisal, planning applications, options appraisal, Section 106 negotiation, economic impact assessment, housing strategy, area master-planning, project and programme evaluations and public funding applications.

Previous experience from practice allows Helen to provide students with an informed insight into application of theory into practice thus preparing them for a successful career as a chartered surveyor.


Department of the Natural and Built Environment

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Helen delivers the core planning and development modules on the undergraduate and postgraduate Real Estate courses at Levels 5, 6 and 7.  

Helen is module leader for the Development Practice module at level 6 (Real Estate BSc) and for the Development & Property Appraisal module at level 7 (Real Estate MSc).

Helen also provides teaching input on the Geography and Urban Planning postgraduate programme, Business Property Management course (international) and TAR UC courses (international).

Subject areas taught include, residual valuation and development appraisal, development process, discounted cash flows, data collection and market analysis, planning policy, planning law, development management, options appraisal, urban regeneration strategies and masterplanning, economic development, heritage development and listed buildings, public projects and public funding and development finance.

Other activities

Helen is a chartered Planning and Development Surveyor and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

RTPI Conference Series - Helen is currently involved with organising conferences in related subject areas for this conference series and has spoken at the event in the past. 

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