We will hear from data scientists and researchers in the property industry about the ways they apply new ways of working and new sources of information that can enrich what we do and how we do it. Not only should we have more and better information, we can now also have real-time information and better inputs into forecast models and decision-making processes. The webinar is based around one presentation and a panel discussion followed by a Q&A session with the panellists.
Chair and Moderator
Joanna Turner, Head of Research, Canada Life Asset Management - Joanna has been in her current role since 2015. She is responsible for managing research and strategy, which includes forecasts, thought leadership, house views, quarterly reporting and writing company blogs and research articles. She has a special interest in ESG investing in real estate and is on Canada Life Investments’ ESG Committee, which is responsible for its company-wide strategy. Joanna has over twenty years’ experience in Property Research & Strategy at a global, European and UK-only level. Prior to Canada Life, she worked as an Associate Director in DTZ’s Global Forecasting & Research team, and has gained experience at major global property fund managers such as AXA Real Estate, LaSalle Investment Management and Invesco, as well as Cushman & Wakefield’s European Research team, where she was a European retail analyst. Joanna holds an MSc in Real Estate Investment from Cass Business School, City University London and a BA (Hons) from Manchester University. She is a committee member of the Society of Property Researchers and also a member of the Investment Property Forum. She speaks Spanish, German and French, as well as her native English.
Dan Hughes, Founder, Alpha Property Insight - Dan is founder of ‘Alpha Property Insight’ and ‘LIQUID Real Estate Innovation’ which help the property sector to embrace and benefit from new ways of thinking and digital transformation. Before this, Dan spent his career working across the built environment and has held senior roles in some of the world's leading data organisations. Dan led the Land and Property Sector strategy and commercial activity at Ordnance Survey, and the global marketing function at IPD. Dan was also Director of Data and information products for RICS which included BCIS, the world’s leading cost analysis data product and leading a Data Services team providing bespoke consultancy services. Dan also led the PropTech transformation strategy at RICS. Dan is on the BPF Technology and Innovation Working Group, the steering committee for MIPIM PropTech, on the RICS data handling professional statement working group and is founder of the not-for-profit ‘Real Estate Data Foundation’. Dan also holds the position of Trustee for the Property Sector Charity, LandAid. Dan was author for the BPF LIQUID report and the LIQUID Future of Valuations paper. Dan has achieved wide recognition in this space; voted one of the Top 50 Data leaders in the UK in 2017, voted Number 1 PropTech Influencer in the UK and the most influential global person online in PropTech. In 2018 Dan won the inaugural KPMG sponsored EG ‘Bridging the gap award’ recognising his contribution to bringing property and technology together.
John Affleck, Vice President Market Analytics, CoStar - John leads CoStar’s Market Analyst group of more than 60 analysts across the US, Canada, and Europe. The group provides real-time commentaries across nearly 500 markets and more than 5,000 submarkets, as well as regular video updates, news content, and client webinars. John is regularly quoted in the national media as well as CoStar News, and delivers CoStar’s weekly State of the US Apartment Market video updates.
Prior to joining CoStar in 2007, John worked at Cornerstone Research, a litigation consulting firm focused on complex securities and regulatory litigation, where he specialized in affordable housing regulations. John holds a BA in English Literature from Oral Roberts University, and an MA in Economics from Boston University. He lives in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Dr Dominic Silman, Head of Data Science, Europe, Research & Strategy at LaSalle Investment Management - Dr Silman joined LaSalle in 2017 and leads the Predictive Analytics Group, responsible for providing data-driven insights in the search for superior risk-adjusted performance. Part of LaSalle’s Research & Strategy team, the Group focuses on portfolio modelling, risk management analytics, geospatial analytics, and originating and developing novel sources of data. Prior to joining LaSalle, Dr Silman was an Associate Lecturer in Economics at the University of Plymouth while studying for a PhD at the same institution. His research focused on the application of econometric methods to the topic of safe asset provision in the UK. His teaching commitments focused on econometrics and quantitative methods, and the role of the financial sector in the monetary economy.
Samantha Kempe, Co-Founder & CIO, Immo Capital - Sam is Chief Investment Officer of IMMO Investment Technologies, a real estate fintech disrupting the residential investment market. Upon leaving Blackstone, she co-founded IMMO, with the intention of unlocking the Single Unit Resi market for institutional investors – the company was recently cited by Goldman Sachs and Fintech Collective as the ‘real estate asset manager of the future’. In her spare time she loves skiing, surfing and discovering new cultures / countries with her young family, as well as passionately championing female leadership and entrepreneurship.