An examination of property cycles at home and overseas Event as iCalendar

(All events, All seminars, Property)

12 July 2017

5 - 6:30pm

Venue: The University of Auckland Business School, Lecture Theatre OGGB4, Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Rd, Auckland

Cost: $25 for non-students, free for staff and students


Robin's presentation provides an overview of what he has learnt about Property Cycles over a 45 year career in commercial property, principally in the UK. This spans what he regards as a three Big Cycles - in the early/mid 1970s, the late 1980s/ early 1990s and the GFC in the last decade. Having reviewed the history,  he will comment on the current UK market cycle and then speculate on when he expects the next Big Cycle to occur.

Anthony’s presentation will examine both commercial and residential property market cycles for Australia and New Zealand. Firstly, it will examine the nature of property cycles in terms of cycle phases. Secondly, it will consider various economic, financial and demographic factors as key influences on property cycles. Thirdly, it will review how information about property cycles can be used to support investment management.

About Dr Robin Goodchild        

Dr Goodchild, based in London, is a senior director in LaSalle’s Global Research and Strategy team that is spread over three continents, and is responsible for devising how the firm can structure its various client portfolios and funds to exceed their objectives whilst maintaining the appropriate risk profile. He is a member of the firm’s UK Investment Committees whose approval is required for all debt and equity transactions in Britain.

Dr Goodchild is a chartered surveyor with over 40 years real estate experience in the UK, continental Europe and Asia Pacific who has been responsible for managing property investment portfolios since 1985. He specialises in identifying the direction of real estate markets and the investment opportunities they offer. In particular, he has been closely involved both in all LaSalle’s investments in the UK residential sector and with developing practical ways in which the risk profile of property portfolios can be analysed. He joined LaSalle in 1997 as Research Director and is well known in European property circles as a speaker and market commentator. He was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the UK Society of Property Researchers in 2004 and received an Achievement Award from the European Real Estate Society in 2007.

Dr Goodchild was awarded a PhD by the University of Cambridge in 1979. He a Visiting Professor at the University of Aberdeen Business School, a member of the RICS global Knowledge Board, the Investment Property Forum’s residential special interest group and the International Real Estate Society board, member of the editorial board for the Journal of Property Investment & Finance. He is an advisor to Westminster City Council, an Oxbridge College and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

About Dr Anthony De Francesco

Dr Francesco is Director and Founder of Real Investment Analytics Pty Ltd (RIA), a company formed in January 2017 offering an analytical service for real asset investments.

Anthony has over fifteen years’ experience in developing house views, undertaking strategic research on real asset markets on a global scale and product and business development. His previous roles have included; Executive Director, Head of Coverage for APAC Real Estate; Executive Director, Head of Products: Infrastructure and Sustainability, MSCI; Managing Director, IPD Australia; Head of Research – Property and Infrastructure, Colonial First State Global Asset Management (2005-2009); Head of Research, Colonial State Property; Senior Quantitative Analyst, Commsec, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Head of research, Lend Lease Real Estate Investments.

Anthony gained his PhD (Economics) from University of New South Wales in 2001, he has been involved in education programmes for a variety of tertiary institutions and regularly presents to industry and private clients.


Light refreshments will be served at 5pm in the space beside OGGB4. Attendees can avail RICS and PINZ CPD points for this seminar.