Research plays a key role in businesses involved in the global property market. Effective property researchers provide advice and analysis that informs and provides actionable advice to decision makers - be that in relation to the impact of economic cycles, changes in occupier market trends or the investment market. All of which shapes strategies and the bottom line.
Property research in the real world: practical applications is designed for anyone interested in property research and starting out in the industry (up to 2 years’ experience). Beginning with an understanding of the key purpose of property research, how research has influenced the industry and different branches of property research as a career, the two-day course is to provide an understanding of how the application of research techniques and real estate data (and its pitfalls) supports decision making processes.
Participants will learn how to frame research questions; understand key metrics, variables and data sources; learn how to identify key trends and market drivers; and understand the research considerations in the investment process.
A certificate of attendance will be given to participants who complete the course.
What is the course programme?
The course is split into five modules which will be complemented with a site visit and group activity to provide participants with hands-on experience of how research can be used to support key decision.
(i) Property research in context, Andrew Smith, CIO, Hearthstone Investments
(ii) Real estate property cycles & valuations, Sotiris Tsolacos, Professor of Real Estate Investment, Bayes Business School
(iii) Research in action - analysing occupier markets, Malcolm Frodsham, Director and Founder, Real Estate Strategies
(iv) Understanding the investment process, Sabina Reeves, Chief Economist and Head of Research, CBRE IM
(v) Emerging trends in real estate, Yolande Barnes, Professor of Real Estate, Bartlett Real Estate Institute
The first day will culminate with a site visit to 22 Bishopsgate and a drinks reception for attendees to network and get to know their fellow participants
Who should attend: The SPR Property Research Course is aimed at property researchers with 1-2 years industry experience.
Who will deliver the modules: The course will be taught by experienced, leading industry researchers and academic experts.
Venue: The course will take place at Bayes Business School.
Fee: The cost to attend the two-day course is £300. This includes morning and afternoon tea, along with lunch on each day as well as an evening drinks reception at the end of the first day.
To register, please contact Becci Williamson at [email protected].
Thank you to Bayes Business School for hosting this event.
Yolande Barnes, Professor of Real Estate, Bartlett Real Estate Institute
Yolande has studied and commented on UK real estate markets for over 30 years and on world cities and global real estate trends for the last 11 years. Yolande’s particular specialities in the past have been residential markets, regeneration, land, urbanism and mixed use neighbourhoods.
Her new remit as Professor of Real Estate at the Bartlett Real Estate Institute at UCL is to explore and understand how real estate contributes to all types of value: social, environmental and economic. She does this looking at all sectors and across the globe, drawing on the best research and findings that the whole of UCL has to offer, writing readable and understandable, practically orientated useful articles and publications for the industry and offering executive and short courses as well as bespoke research services.
Malcolm Frodsham, Director and Founder, Real Estate Strategies
Malcolm has 20 years of experience in real estate data, modelling and risk management techniques. He founded Real Estate Strategies in 2013, an independent management owned business that provides high quality forecasts, research and strategic consulting on the European real estate market. Prior to Real Estate Strategies, Malcolm was Director of Research at IPD and prior to that Head of Research and Strategy at Legal & General Property.
Andrew Smith, CIO, Hearthstone Investments
Following a degree at the University of Birmingham, Andrew’s property career began in 1986 at Pearl Assurance plc in the UK, where he established one of the industry’s first institutional property research teams. The business subsequently became part of Henderson Global Investors, where he remained until joining Aberdeen Asset Management in 2002 as Head of Investment Strategy.
At Aberdeen Andrew fulfilled a variety of fund management roles, ultimately serving as Global Head of Property, with overall responsibility for the company's international investment business. He is currently Chief Investment Officer at Hearthstone Investments, a residential specialist investment manager.
He has served on a variety of industry steering groups for organisations such as INREV, the Investment Property Forum, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Society of Property Researchers, the National Retail Planning Forum, the Bank of England Property Forum and the Investment Property Databank. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Property Investment and Finance, and is a regular contributor to conferences and seminars internationally.
Prof. Sotiris Tsolacos, Programme Director of the MSc Real Investment Programme, Bayes Business School
Prof. Sotiris Tsolacos is the Programme Director of the MSc Real Investment Programme at Bayes Business School. Previously he was the Chair of Real Estate Finance at Henley Business School. Prior to his academic appointments, he served as Director of European Research at Property & Portfolio Research where he led the company’s European business and held positions in JLL. He is working both with fellow academics and practitioners on a range of projects with particular emphasis on forecasting, early signals and relative performance. He holds a PhD in Economics from Reading University and is the co-author of two books on the application of statistical analysis to real estate.