CBRE has appointed leading researcher Sameer Chopra to head its Pacific research team and spearhead ESG research for the Asia Pacific region – ringing in a new direction for the firm’s research division.
Mr Chopra is currently Head of Australian Research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and his career spans senior roles at Deutsche Bank and Accenture – he will commence his new position in July.
Phil Rowland, CBRE Pacific Advisory CEO, said; “We continually strive to exceed our clients’ expectations and for market differentiation. Sameer brings a fresh perspective on research and new, highly sought-after capabilities in ESG, data centres and telecoms – aligning with current and future market demand.”
As head of a No.1 ranked research team in the institutional investor market, Mr Chopra has written numerous industry leading economic papers across a range of sectors.
“Our clients expect bespoke, concise and powerful insights. Sameer has demonstrated these capabilities in the highly competitive banking sector as a sought-after media commentator, keynote speaker and panel presenter at a host of recognised industry events,” Mr Rowland noted.
Mr Chopra added; “CBRE’s investment in Australian research talent, bringing on several new hires, will build on the firm’s research capability and help deliver new takes on global and local themes to CBRE clients.”
“The real estate industry also has a significant role to play in helping to meet Net Zero climate targets, and I’m excited by the opportunity to help generate ESG metrics and promote best practices in the sector," he added.
In tandem with Mr Chopra’s appointment, CBRE has recruited Sass J-Baleh as Head of NSW Research and Australian Industrial & Logistics Research.
Ms J-Baleh will join the firm from JLL where she was the National Director of Industrial & Logistics Research, following prior roles at Colliers, Urbis and Mainfreight.
Mr Rowland said; “Sass’s strong market profile in NSW and experience in Industrial & Logistics – across economics, supply chain and logistics advisory, manufacturing, ecommerce, land supply and infrastructure – will reinforce the work we’ve been doing to differentiate CBRE’s market offering and support our clients as this market sector continues to evolve.”
Other new CBRE Research recruits include Senior Research Analyst Nick Baring, GIS Mapping Analyst Simon Georges and Research Analyst James Boseley, all based in Melbourne, and Research Analyst Gus McConnell in Brisbane.
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