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Bert Teuben

Bert Teuben
Executive Director, MSCI Research

About the Contributor

Bert Teuben is responsible for MSCI’s Real Estate Index Management Research and specializes in maintaining, enhancing and developing index and analytic methodologies, overall index quality as well as conducting research for the private real estate indexes. He joined one of MSCI’s predecessors in the Netherlands in 2004. Bert holds an MSc in Architecture, Building and Planning from the Eindhoven University of Technology under the master program for Real Estate Management & Development.

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  1. BLOG

    Beginning to Understand the Performance of Social Properties 

    Nov 22, 2021 Bert Teuben

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    The precise measurement of social impact is in its early stages. But some property sectors like affordable housing have obvious links to social themes, and investment in these “social properties” has increased significantly over the last 10 years.

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    Open- vs. Closed-End Real Estate Funds: How the Choice Mattered 

    Mar 30, 2021 Bryan Reid , Luis O’Shea , Bert Teuben

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    The aggregate performance of closed- and open-end real estate funds in the U.S. was strikingly similar in recent years, despite large differences in their strategy and roles in portfolios. But did some investors gain an edge through fund selection?

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    Currency-Risk Hedging in Real Estate Benchmarks 

    Feb 22, 2021 Bert Teuben , Lionel Ebener , Chirag Gosar

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    Global real estate investors can expose themselves to currency risk. Using a hedged index, they may better align their benchmark and investment approach and ensure currency risk is accurately treated in allocation modeling and performance attribution.

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    Listed and private real estate: Putting the pieces back together 

    Apr 19, 2017 Bert Teuben

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    A property owned by a listed real estate company, such as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) or a real estate management and development company, should produce returns close to those of an equivalent asset that is privately owned. In reality, however, the results differ, especially when looking at short-term performance. The challenge for real estate investors is to be able to use both listed and direct real estate in their real estate allocations and understand the performance drivers for each. Specifically, how do equity market factors, financial structures and individual properties contribute to performance?