The 2020 Open Category SPR Research Prize has been awarded to joint authors Simon Wallace (DWS), Farhaz Miah (Hines) and John Platt (PMA), for their paper, ‘Last Hour Logistics’.
The paper explores how a focus on delivery times rather than distance to consumers can highlight the locations where logistics occupiers can find best value and investors can achieve rental outperformance. The analysis uses data from customer analytics specialist CACI and DWS Group to compare the highest online spend potential within a 60-minute drive time with rent and land values.
This event will consist of a short presentation by the speakers, followed by a panel discussion.
Siena Golan, DWS is a Research Analyst. She joined DWS in 2019 from CBRE and specialises in the student housing, retail, and hotels sectors, and covers transactions in Southern Europe. She is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, qualifying through the Research route in 2018, as well as the ULI and IPF. Siena has a MSc in Real Estate from the University College of Estate Management, before which she studied Geography at the University of Cambridge.
Simon Wallace, DWS is global Co-Head of Real Estate Research & Strategy. He joined DWS in 2011. Prior to his current role, Simon served as Head of Europe Research and Strategy for Alternatives. Before joining DWS, he served as head of real estate research at Hammerson and as an economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research. Simon holds a BSc in Politics and Economics, a MSc in Economics from University of Bristol.
Farhaz Miah, Hines joined in June 2020 as a Director covering the European market. Prior to Hines, he was Vice President in the DWS Alternatives Research & Strategy function with responsibility for pan-European logistics research. He also covered the UK & Ireland, Nordics and Netherlands, leading the House View process, investment strategy formulation, market analysis and underwriting support across these markets in addition to contributing to and authoring a number of thought leadership publications. He holds a First Class B.A. from the University of Central Lancashire in Economics and a MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics. He is a previous Society of Property Researchers committee member and is a holder of the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).
Tolga Necar, CACI is a Managing Consultant, specialising in using new data sources to uncover the relationships between People and Place. Tolga joined CACI in 2019, before which he headed up the Out of Home service at Kantar Worldpanel. Tolga now leads the residential proposition with CACI’s Property Consulting Group, boasting clients such as Homes England, NewRiver & Global Mutual. Tolga holds a B.A. from the University of York in Politics with International Relations.