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WK Nowlan founder, Bill Nowlan, becomes Dr Nowlan!

Posted by admin on 11 Jul, 2018

WK Nowlan founder Bill Nowlan has been awarded a PhD by the University of Ulster. Bill’s research looked at funding models for social and affordable housing in Ireland, and why there has been such a low level of institutional capital attracted into this area of the market.

His research showed that in countries like Germany and the Netherlands there is widespread support from private capital for social and affordable housing projects, attracted by the secure long term yields available. 

“(Bill) Nowlan is widely credited with a successful campaign for the Irish Government to introduce the legislation that has facilitated the introduction of real estate investment trusts (REITs) in Ireland.” (Irish Times 11 July 2018)

Dr. William Nowlan