Cléo is CEO of Property Overview and also provides training herself, building on her wide-ranging experience. Cléo’s motivation to improve knowledge and transparency in the global real estate industry stems from her wide-ranging experience spanning 25 years across commercial and residential property.
Cléo worked for a SWF for 9 years. Before that she worked across a variety of surveying firms, an investment advisory/brokerage firm and Private Equity. At Terra Firma/Vonovia she focussed on the German Private Rented Sector as a consultant and change manager. Cleo also set up indexes and services at IPD (now part of MSCI).
She is most proud of her consultancy and change management work and of structuring the investment process for a sovereign fund. Cléo’s teaching methodology is based on her deep understanding of real estate, practical experience and excellent communication skills coupled with patience and enthusiasm.
Cléo speaks fluent English, Dutch and German. She holds an MA in Economic Geography, is a CAIA charter holder and a Trustee of the International Ethics Standards Coalition (IESC). Past Chair and current active committee member of the Society of Property Researchers (SPR) and RE:Women, Cléo is an influential thought-leader in real estate research, investment strategy and diversity & inclusion.
Specialisms: Property research & strategy, transactions, investment brokerage / consultancy, CRE & PRS, change management, systems, index construction, benchmarking, performance analysis, valuations, aspects of asset management, board reporting, investment committee, consultancy.