Would you mind explaining what a real estate researcher does and what a typical day would be?



  • Would you mind explaining what a real estate researcher does and what a typical day would be?



  • Typically I would personally start with reading lots of market news, like Bloomberg, Reuters, SCMP, HKEJ and assess the market and economy. Then after that, it depends on what kind of research project or task we are working.

    Recently, we have just finished our second quarterly reports on 4 sectors. So every quarter we have to draft reports to present the company, and every half year we conduct a press conference for our company and our view on the current real estate market.

    But primarily we are involved in 4 core sectors:
    Office – understanding the tenancy arrangements, rental changes, vacancy rates. Defining who are the market players in the industry
    Retail – Understanding the retails sales, the incoming visitor travellers (particularly we have seen dramatic changes over the past year due to both the social protest and COVID-19)
    Industrial – Understanding different types of logistics performances such as warehouse, factory and now the emerging data centres
    Capital Markets – provide a lot of data insights, by monitoring the prices and macroeconomic market conditions

    If you would like to learn more about how to research real estate properly, I recently did an episode with Denzity: https://youtu.be/ZHzeYX_6sjk


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