Research

Research

Our market-leading research capability allows us to incorporate strategic insights into every stage of the investment process.

Top-down forecasts of global markets and economies mean we can offer strategic advice to our international clients while local market forecasts and thematic recommendations help drive performance at the portfolio level.

We have an excellent team of experienced researchers, all with different areas of expertise, covering Europe, Asia and the US. Each has a substantial level of depth and breadth across the property market and, most importantly, a proven history of accuracy. Rather than follow consensus, the team try to get ahead of the pack, giving our investment teams the earliest advice possible. The team produces detailed macro and micro level forecasts on a quarterly basis whilst also updating our investment teams on changing market conditions and risks every week.

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Alice Breheny

Alice Breheny

Global Head of Research

Alice's biography
We have an experienced and fully integrated research team, which constantly strives for innovation in analysis to ensure our research and advice remains as commercially relevant as possible.
Alice Breheny

Alice Breheny

Global Head of Research

With over 18 years’ experience in property research, Alice is Head of the Global Real Estate Research team. She manages a team of several analysts devoted to researching the direct property market in Europe, the US and Asia.

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Andy Schofield

Andy Schofield

Director of Research

Andy has over 16 years of experience in real estate research. He advises fund managers on acquisitions, disposals and developments, with particular responsibility for the office sector across all markets.

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Angela Goodings

Angela Goodings

Associate Director of Research

Angela is an Associate Director of Research, focussing on global retail markets. She is responsible for forecasting out of town retail property markets across the UK and Europe, and also specialises within the outlet mall sector. Angela advises fund managers on major retail acquisitions, disposals and development opportunities. She has progressed through the Research team since joining the company in 2003.

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Dan Manware

Daniel Manware

Research Analyst

As an Analyst in the Americas research team, Dan participates in economic and real estate research by identifying and collecting data to evaluate US market dynamics and trends.

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Haoran Wu

Haoran Wu

Research Analyst

Haoran models real estate and economic data to build global views of real estate market and forecast performance. A large part of her role is supporting the head of Asian Research as this area of the business grows.

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Harry Tan

Harry Tan

Head of Research, Asia Pacific

Harry is responsible for providing strategic advice to the corporate business and clients, with respect to the Asia Pacific market.

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Maria Grubmueller

Maria Grubmueller

Associate Director of Research

With over 15 years of property research experience, Maria covers research in the Germanic markets within the global research function.

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Melissa Reagen

Melissa Reagen

Head of Research, Americas

With 12 years of experience, Melissa leads a team of research and strategy professionals focused on the US direct real estate market.

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Michael Keogh

Mike Keogh

Director of Research

As Director of Research, Michael is responsible for forecasting economic and property markets across the world, analysing long-term property trends, investment and economic cycles to project future performance and output.

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Stefan Wundrak

Stefan Wundrak

Head of European Research

With 14 years’ experience in real estate research, Stefan oversees all research across Europe, including the UK, within the global research function. He specialises in global logistics and focuses on the German, Italian and Nordic markets across all sectors.

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Title Region Sector Author Abstract
THINK US: The impact of rising interest rates on commercial real estate US Melissa Reagen The rising interest rate environment raises concern about the potential impact on US commercial real estate property values and investment performance.
THINK US Cities: Stronger economic growth ahead in 2018 and 2019 US Melissa Reagen Our latest US research highlights stronger economic growth ahead for the region, which we believe should boost demand for real estate, extending the US real estate cycle for several more years.
THINK European Cities: Foot off the gas in Q1 2018 Europe Stefan Wundrak Our Q2 2018 European trends and tactics report reveals Europe has taken its foot off the gas in Q1 2018, with growth momentum slowing. Forecasts are, however, set to stay above trend in 2019.
THINK Europe: Who is afraid of German volatility? Europe Stefan Wundrak In our latest THINK Europe report, we explore whether Germany's reputation as one of Europe's most stable real estate markets, can be sustained in the current market cycle.
THINK US commercial real estate debt: A 'superfood' that can enhance portfolio performance US Debt Melissa Reagen In our latest THINK US commercial real estate debt research report, we discuss why we believe it may provide portfolios with stable and consistent returns throughout any real estate or economic cycle, and when sourced and managed well, can be the 'superfood' of any investment portfolio.
THINK US commercial real estate debt: The opportunity in today's environment US Debt Melissa Reagen Melissa Reagen, Head of Research, Americas, explains why we believe today's environment is the 'sweet spot' for considering to add commercial real estate debt to a real estate equity or multi-asset portfolio.
THINK Australia: Finding resilience in industrial Asia Pacific Industrial Harry Tan Harry Tan, Head of Research, Asia Pacific, explains why the Australian industrial sector presents an attractive investment opportunity and is among our most favoured sectors globally.
THINK US: Millennials divided US Multifamily residential Melissa Reagen Our latest THINK US research reveals how millennials are driving real estate trends in Tomorrow's World.
European cities since 2007: Size doesn't matter Europe Stefan Wundrak Stefan Wundrak, Head of European Research, explains why what may drive the success of a city is not necessarily as clear as it seems. We believe it is important to consider a variety of soft and hard factors to determine a city’s unique DNA.
THINK US Cities: Trends and tactics Q1 2018 US Melissa Reagen Our latest US research predicts investment volumes for US real estate will be in line with those of 2017, and we believe Los Angeles, Chicago and New York will be the 'cities to watch' in 2018.

We have adopted an innovative, two–pronged approach to top-down analysis, capturing both structural megatrends and tactical real estate fundamentals, to identify "future-proof" cities. This process has involved analysing cities' data, which can be explored in the map below.

 

Cities analysis