Dr. Rina Degani

Dr. Rina Degani


  • Doctor of Science (Sc) – Urban and Regional Planning (Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Technion, Haifa), 1988, specializing in urban economics – implementation in the field of construction, housing and employment and deployment of land use
  • MA in Urban Studies (Tel Aviv University) 1982, specializing in Urban Economics
  • BA – Social Sciences

The first in Israel to employ a hedonic quantitative model to assess the “willingness to pay” for residential qualities on the periphery of a metropolitan area, which today is a basic model in the real estate market, which serves the Central Bureau of Statistics.

Experience in the real estate market in hundreds of projects:

  • Estimated demand potential
  • Apartment mix
  • Apartment prices, demand elasticities versus prices and project positioning
  • Estimation of returns on investment (rental fees, increase in the value of assets, mortgages, etc.)
  • The influence of location factors, the granting of benefits to the periphery, taxation of apartments, changes in the level of interest,
  • Regularly conducts ongoing market surveys and analyzes databases on the residential, rental and investment market
  • Dozens of articles in the professional press
  • Participation in dozens of professional conferences in the real estate field, in the appraisers’ conferences, the IMC, Tel Aviv University, etc.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Location decisions of households and commercial entities
  • Urban economics; Models of urban planning
  • Land use planning according to principles of supply and demand
  • Models for testing the relationship between land use planning and transportation
  • Commercial real estate market (industrial, commercial, office, leisure, etc.)
  • Central commercial location
  • Tourism – master plans for tourism, tourism projects
  • Assessment of urban and regional planning contexts of expected benefits of public projects
  • Master plans to reduce greenhouse gases in some of the largest communities in Israel
  • Accompanying residential projects in Israel with a green standard

Studied and taught in these fields in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies – Social Sciences / Public Policy at Tel Aviv University (1976-1988)

  • Head of the Urban-Economic Division of geokg
  • 2000-2010: Member of the National Council for Planning and Construction
  • 1990-1996: Member of the Board of Directors of the Israeli Association for Transport Planning and Research (ILAT)
  • Lecturer at various colleges and in various conferences on residential real estate and commercial real estate