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David Green-Morgan

David Green-Morgan

Executive Director, MSCI Research

David Green-Morgan heads research on real assets for MSCI globally. Previously, he led Asia-Pacific research and operations for Real Capital Analytics, which MSCI acquired in 2021. His career has taken him from London to San Francisco, Sydney and Singapore. Prior to joining Real Capital Analytics, he worked for Cushman & Wakefield in Australia and covered research on global capital markets for JLL. David holds a degree in economics from London University and a master’s in environmental economics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Research and Insights

Articles by David Green-Morgan

    2024 Trends to Watch in Real Assets

    8 mins read Blog | Dec 13, 2023 | Will Robson, Alexis Maltin, Jim Costello, David Green-Morgan, Tom Leahy, Benjamin Martin-Henry, Bryan Reid

    After the market dislocation of 2023, investors will be hoping for a calmer 2024 in commercial real estate. We identify five key influences to help investors navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead.  

    Most Global Property Markets Posted Negative Returns

    2 mins read Quick Take | Mar 16, 2023 | David Green-Morgan

    The total return for properties in the MSCI Global Quarterly Property Index sank to -3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2022 amid a deepening global malaise. For the first time since 2009, all property segments posted negative returns.

    Industrial and Offices Led UK Property’s Fall in 2022

    2 mins read Quick Take | Mar 6, 2023 | David Green-Morgan

    The 2022 performance of the MSCI UK Annual Property Index reflects what we have seen in the sagging U.K. monthly and quarterly indexes, with a decline of 7.1% for the full year. The speed of the downturn of industrial properties was quite remarkable.

    Real Estate Investors Brace for Bumpy 2023

    Podcast | Feb 9, 2023 | Will Robson, David Green-Morgan

    It is increasingly clear that commercial real estate is experiencing a downturn but, due to the relative opacity of private real estate, it is not clear how much further we may have to go before we reach the bottom. Industry veterans David Green-Morgan and Will Robson join us for an in-depth discussion on performance drivers and where investors may be focused as 2023 marches on.

    Global Real Estate Returns Turned Negative

    2 mins read Quick Take | Dec 12, 2022 | David Green-Morgan

    The MSCI Global Quarterly Property Index returned -0.1% in the third quarter, though not all countries posted negative returns.

    Global Real Estate Mostly Resisted Headwinds

    2 mins read Quick Take | Sep 13, 2022 | David Green-Morgan

    The myriad headwinds that the global commercial real estate market has faced in 2022 — soaring inflation, higher interest rates, post-pandemic workplace arrangements, geopolitical tensions and more — might have slowed transactions.