Tom Berkhout is Professor of Real Estate at Nyenrode Business Universiteit and Academic Director of Nyenrode’s Master of Tax Law. His main research fields are tax law, financial reporting, real estate valuation, real estate finance, and real estate markets.
He received his Master’s degree in Tax Law and his Master’s degree in Real Estate from the University of Amsterdam. Tom obtained his PhD with a thesis on depreciation and downward value adjustments of real estate at the University of Amsterdam.
He has written many books, articles, research reports and columns on: (national and international) taxation; real estate valuation; real estate finance; financial reporting; integrity; European and Southeast Asian real estate markets; investment analysis; investment behavior.
Apart from his position at Nyenrode, Tom is chairman of the Competence Center for Real Estate of the Dutch Tax Authorities.
Tom is visiting professor of Real Estate and of Tax Law at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Moscow).
He is chairman of the foundation Fundatie Bachiene (research); board member of the Nederlandse Vastgoedindex (Dutch Property Index); board member of the Continental European Education Standards Board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); board member of the Reeders Foundation (charity); member of the Advisory Board of Property Reserch Quarterly; member of the Central Council of the Dutch Register of Real Estate Valuers (NRVT).
Tom is editor-in-chief of PropertyNL Tax, member of the editorial staff of Vastgoed Fiscaal en Civiel (journal), accredited author of the Weekblad voor fiscaal recht (weekly on fiscal law) and accredited columnist of Vastgoedmarkt.
Furthermore, Tom was chairman of the advisory committee on perpetual ground lease for the city council of Amsterdam in 2015.