Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning

John Andrew

Continuing Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Urban and Regional Planning
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, Room D319
613-533-6000 ext. 75756

John has been Director of Queen’s University’s Executive Seminars on Corporate and Investment Real Estate since its creation in 2004. In 2013, he established the Queen’s Real Estate Roundtable (Q25), a corporate membership-based industry organization focused on executive development, applied research and senior-level networking. In addition to his faculty position in the School or Urban and Regional Planning (his home department since 2000), he has for many years been cross-appointed to the School of Business and the School of Environmental Studies, and annually teaches one course in each (commercial real estate in two, and environmental policy and business and the environment in the third). John is also the faculty coordinator of the SURP student internship program, and leads the department’s extensive outreach to the commercial real estate industry.

John consults to the commercial real estate sector, primarily on strategic planning, financial analysis, environmental issues and conflict resolution; and has served as an expert witness in real estate commercial litigation. He is a frequent commentator in a broad range of real estate issues in the national and international news and business media; and occasional public speaker on these issues at seminars and conferences.


  • B.Sc. (Western)
  • M.Sc. Planning
  • Ph.D. (Toronto)


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Research Interests:

John’s research and writing is directly applicable to the commercial real estate sector, and has included such wide-ranging topics as financial feasibility analysis, environmental issues in buildings and land, conflict management, real estate decision-making and investment strategy.

John holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Science from The University of Western Ontario. He holds a Canadian Private Pilot License with instrument and night ratings, and has been an active pilot for more than three decades.