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Our research team

We have a diverse team of property experts.

Richard Gwilliam - Head of Property Research

Richard is responsible for the overall direction of property research within M&G Real Estate, including the analysis of the UK and global property markets, the formation of in-house views, and determination of strategic recommendations for the funds under management. He has fifteen years of analysis and research experience within property investment; prior to joining M&G Real Estate in 2006, he spent three years at IPD (now MSCI). Richard sits on the Research Steering Group of the Investment Property Forum (IPF), and is a former committee member and honorary treasurer of the Society of Property Researchers (SPR).

Eunice Khoo - Senior Associate, Property Research, Asia

Eunice joined the Asia research team with over seven years of experience in real estate research. She began her career at Jones Lang LaSalle, upon graduation from Singapore Management University with a double major in Economics and Finance. After four more years as a researcher in CBRE Singapore, Eunice was an executive planner in the strategic research team at the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (“URA”). Her experience in the Singapore real estate market had a particular focus on the retail and industrials.

Emma Grew - Associate Director, Property Research

Emma overseas UK research. She is involved in the view formation, analysis and strategy for the UK markets, working on the alternative property sectors in particular and specialising in UK residential. As part of her work on the residential sector, she has developed PRISM - a quantitatively driven analysis tool that enables the assessment of markets at local authority level and aids the investment manager when considering potential acquisitions. Emma also leads strategy for the global markets. She has worked in real estate research since 2003 and joined M&G Real Estate in 2011. Previously, she worked for Hearthstone Investments, a specialist residential fund manager, ING Real Estate Investment Management, and Cushman & Wakefield. Emma has a BSc in Economics from Warwick University and holds the Investment Management Certificate as well as the IPF Investment Education Programme Diploma.

Aneta Wiak - Manager, Property Research

Aneta is responsible for the view formation and analysis of the UK office market. She is also the research and strategy specialist for the M&G UK Property Fund. Aneta has worked in real estate since 2006 and joined M&G Real Estate in 2015. Previously, she worked for Grosvenor, a private property company, focusing on the West End commercial and residential markets research. Aneta has also worked at IPD, initially in the performance analysis department and subsequently in the research department managing several research projects. Aneta has an MSc in Real Estate Investment and Management from Academy of Economics in Poznan and Postgraduate Diploma in European Real Estate from Kingston University. She also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and is a member of the Society of Property Researchers (SPR) and the Investment Property Forum (IPF).

Alex Lund - Senior Associate, Property Research

Alex is responsible for UK business space and European markets, including the formation of in-house views, fund strategies and bespoke in-depth research projects. Alex joined M&G Real Estate in 2016 and has worked in real estate research since 2012. He began his career in consultancy at Property Market Analysis, where he developed and presented market forecasts to clients from the fund management and banking sectors. Alex has a first-class BA (Hons) from the University of Leeds, holds the IMC and is a CFA Level I candidate. He is a member of the Investment Property Forum (IPF), the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Society of Property Researchers (SPR).

Annabel Harmsworth - Research Analyst

Annabel joined M&G Real Estate in August 2016. Her principal responsibilities include the analysis and formation of forecasts for the UK retail sector and alternative sectors. She collaborates with the research team to translate the house view into fund investment strategies and works on a number of bespoke research projects. Prior to joining the business, Annabel worked in consultancy at AECOM for nearly three years. There she provided research and analysis on a range or property sectors within the EMEA region and also undertook market and financial feasibility analysis as well as working on concept development, development programming and strategic planning.  Annabel has a BA in geography from the University of Birmingham. She is a member of the Society of Property Researchers (SPR) and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Nick Blakemore - Director, Portfolio Analysis, Global

Nick heads the Portfolio Analysis Unit (PAU) providing analysis on the M&G Real Estate's global assets under management. Nick joined the Prudential in 1975, first working within the Pensions Department before moving across into the Property Department. He has focused on performance measurement since 1983, developing an in-house property performance measurement system and wide-ranging analysis. Nick is a member of the INREV Performance Measurement Committee and chair of the INREV Asset Level Data Index Focus Group. He is also a member of the Investment Property Forum (IPF).

Asha Anandan - Portfolio Analyst

Asha joined M&G Real Estate in 2016. She supports and works alongside the portfolio analysis manager. Prior to this, Asha worked as a performance analyst at M&G Investments for over four years where she produced regular performance reports, fixed income attribution reports and carried out checks and audits to ensure accurate performance data analysis. She has also held analytical roles at Bank of America and UBS. Asha has a BSc (Hons) in Economics from SOAS, University of London and she also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

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