Our Property Research Team

Neil Blake

Dr Neil Blake: Head of EMEA Research

Dr Blake joined CBRE in 2012 from Oxford Economics where he was Director of Economic Analysis, focusing on commercial property, housing and retail markets, international cities and regional services, as well as global macroeconomic and financial sector analysis. Prior to joining Oxford Economics in 2008, Neil was a founding director of Business Strategies Limited, which became part of Experian in 2002.

Past projects include modelling international property returns for a leading agent; assessing the property market impact of a eurozone breakup; work for the Barker Review on the economic effects of restrictions on housing supply; the RICS City Office Model; and scenario analysis for commercial and residential space demand in Abu Dhabi.

t: +44 20 7182 2133
e: neil.blake@cbre.com

Michael Haddock

Michael Haddock: Senior Director, EMEA Research

Michael has worked in the property sector since 1985 and qualified as member of the RICS general practice division in 1990. He is also a member of the IPF, having completed their Advanced Education program in 2005. He became involved in research during the mid 90s and joined CBRE in 2001 to develop their EMEA research team. He now heads the EMEA Capital Markets team, which is responsible for analysing trends in capital flows, investment strategy and forecasting long-term trends in the real estate sector.

t: +44 207 182 3274
e: michael.haddock@cbre.com

Richard Holberton

Richard Holberton: Director, EMEA Research

Richard holds postgraduate qualifications in Urban and Regional Planning, and Property Investment and has previously held research posts with Prudential Portfolio Managers and Royal Bank of Scotland.  Richard joined CBRE in 2001, and in his present role he heads the Office and Industrial Markets team within EMEA Research. His role involves overseeing the analysis of these markets from occupier and investor perspectives, and initiating and carrying out research projects that support the existing business activities of the company and its clients.  In addition to regular market commentary and publications, Richard also delivers frequent client briefings and conference presentations.

t: +44 207 182 3348
e: richard.holberton@cbre.com

Ruth Hollies

Ruth Hollies: Director

Ruth is a Director in the Economics, Investment and Forecasting team within CBRE Research and Consulting.  Her role supports both the UK and EMEA businesses, as well as a wide range of external clients, and is primarily focused on producing forecasts of key European property markets.

Ruth is an experienced business economist with knowledge across a range of sectors.  Before joining CBRE in 2014 she has worked at BNP Paribas Real Estate, Grosvenor and Alecta fund management. In her early career she worked for the Automobile Association and Post Office and spent 2 years working overseas in the Solomon Islands.

t: 020 7182 3871
e: ruth.hollies@cbre.com


Natasha Patel

Natasha Patel: Associate Director, EMEA Research

Natasha joined CBRE in 2006 as part of the UK research team. She then moved to take up a role as CRM Manager focussing on client strategy and planning for CBRE’s top UK clients. Natasha now works in the EMEA research team as an Associate Director. Her role includes analysing pan European and global trends within the retail market, production of a number of key CBRE retail initiatives including the “How Global is the Business of Retail?”, “Understanding Retail Destinations” and recently the suite of multichannel research, and supporting the EMEA Cross-border retail team in growing their business. She is also an active member of the Shopping Centre Practice team helping to grow CBRE’s knowledge and expertise in the business of shopping centres.

+44 207 182 3166
e: natasha.patel@cbre.com

Kareece Martin-Venner

Kareece Martin-Venner: Researcher

Kareece joined CBRE’s research team in 2014 as a researcher in the EMEA Economics, Investment and Forecasting team.  Her role is to support the forecasting team with quarterly outputs, produce reports as well as involvement in various econometric modelling and forecasting projects. 

Kareece studied Finance for her first degree at Durham University before going on to obtain a Masters in Economics from the University of St Andrews. Kareece enjoys travelling  and languages and has worked and studied in Italy.

t: +44 20 3214 1945
e: kareece.martin-venner@cbre.com


Kemi David

Kemi David, EMEA Research Analyst

Kemi joined CBRE in 2014 as an Analyst in the EMEA Research team. As well as supporting a wide range of internal and external clients, her role also involves the quarterly production of Office, Industrial as well as Occupier Market View reports.

Working with the Chief Global Economist, she also undertakes econometric modelling for various real estate studies.  A recent study involved modelling correlations between global gateway cities and investigating implications for investment strategy.

Kemi holds a degree in Real Estate Investment from Cass Business School.

t: 020 3214 1851
e: kemi.david@cbre.com

Alison Usher

Alison Usher, Data Analyst

Alison joined CBRE in May 2013 as a Data Analyst within the EMEA Research and Consulting.   Managing and maintaining a Shopping Centre Database, she supports a wide range of internal and external clients to help build the awareness and insight into CBRE’s European business for shopping centres, as well as understand the business of our clients and competitors.

Alison is also an active member of the Shopping Centre Practice team.

t: 020 7182 2659
e: alison.usher@cbre.com

Report Criteria

Recent Research

pdf The London Belt Planning Guide 2017
pdf United Kingdom Leisure Property Trends, February 2017
pdf EMEA - Top Trends In Facilities Management January 2017
pdf EMEA Major Report - Always On: Real Estate Response for a Rapidly Changing World, January 2017
pdf United Kingdom Capital Markets – Monthly Index January 2017
pdf United Kingdom Logistics Market Snapshot January 2017
pdf Central London Office MarketView January 2017
pdf Central & Eastern European Investment Guide 2017
pdf EMEA Office Marketview Q4 2016
pdf United Kingdom Debt Prospects MarketView, Q4 2016