Richard Barkham: Global Chief Economist, CBRE

Richard Barkham: Global Chief Economist, CBRE

RJB-HeadShoulders-2012 (1)Richard Barkham is Grosvenor Group Research Director. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Grosvenor Fund Management. Richard’s expertise is in global macro economics and real estate strategy. He has worked for Grosvenor for twelve years. His first post (2000-2005) was Research Director for Grosvenor Britain & Ireland where he played a major role in providing research support for Grosvenor’s award winning retail development programme. As Group Research Director (2006-2011), Richard was responsible for risk analysis, long range forecasts and capital allocation. In 2011 he was appointed to the Board of Grosvenor Fund Management and has responsibility for economic analysis, strategic development and the development of new funds.

Few property companies today can match Grosvenor’s extensive knowledge of markets around the world. With more than three centuries of development experience, we are also characterised by our interest in the mix of property which makes urban communities thrive.

Prior to joining Grosvenor Richard taught in Europe’s leading real estate school; the Department of Land Management at the University of Reading. He has written numerous articles on the performance of REITs, property companies and global real estate markets. These include papers on the drivers of the discount to NAV in quoted property companies and the response of real estate investments to inflation shocks. He is also the author of a highly sited book on regional economic development. His next book, entitled ‘Real Estate and Globalisation’ will be published in April 2012. Richard’s PhD is in economics.