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Fritz Louw

Fritz Louw
Senior Associate, MSCI Research

About the Contributor

Fritz serves as a quantitative researcher on MSCI’s global real estate research team, and focuses on performance measurement, portfolio management and risk-related research for asset owners and investment managers. Prior to joining MSCI, he was a quantitative researcher at MUFG. At Nowcasting Economics, Fritz worked on macroeconomic forecasting models. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Stellenbosch and a master’s in development economics from the Georg-August Universität Göttingen, where his thesis was on nowcasting.

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  1. BLOG

    COVID-19 and Office Income: What Could Lie Ahead? 

    Nov 25, 2020 Fritz Louw

    Real Estate Investing

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    With new COVID-19 lockdowns and swaths of white-collar workers working from home, many office tenants are contemplating whether the future of work includes office space. This could have significant impact on office demand and income from leases.

  2. PAPER

    Myths Debunked - Listed and Private Real Estate: Putting the pieces back together 

    Oct 14, 2020 Bert Teuben , Fritz Louw

    Risk Management , Investing (Investment Management)

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    This new condensed version of ‘Listed and Private Real Estate: Putting the Pieces Back Together’ explores whether 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, produces returns close to those of an equivalent asset that is privately owned. Specifically, how do equity market factors, financial structures and individual properties contribute to performance? This research paper uses MSCI’s unique global dataset to focus on several key areas important to the discussion around listed vs private real estate performance.

  3. BLOG

    COVID-19 and Real Estate: The Devil Is in the Dispersion 

    Jun 23, 2020 Fritz Louw , Niel Harmse

    Real Estate Investing , Risk Management

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    Many real estate markets were showing signs of a slowdown even before COVID-19’s negative impact on property portfolios. Has this correction been similar to previous ones? We looked at dispersion of returns, within and across real estate sectors, for the answer.