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Mark Clacy-Jones

Mark Clacy-Jones
Head of Applied Research for Real Estate

About the Contributor

Mark Clacy-Jones is Vice President and Head of Applied Research for real estate at MSCI, focusing on bringing transparency and insight to the real estate investment market. He has a degree in economics from Leicester University and a Masters degree in emerging markets economics from the University of Reading.

Blog posts by Mark Clacy-Jones

  1. The professionally managed global real estate market size grew marginally to $7.0 trillion by year-end 2014 from $6.8 trillion at year-end 2013, according to MSCI. Currency movements reduced the global real estate market by approximately 7%.

  2. Income is the principal foundation of real estate investment returns. For most markets, particularly over the longer term, the vast majority of the real estate return comes through income rather than capital appreciation. The income generating nature of real estate has become even more relevant in an era of ultra-low interest rates, and in the context of the search for yield.

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