Chris Urwin


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Job title

Director of Research, Real Assets

Work location

London, United Kingdom

Joined Aviva Investors


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Main responsibilities

Chris leads the research team. His team plays a key role in combining advanced analytics and thematic thinking to identify strategic opportunities across real estate, infrastructure and private debt.

Experience and qualifications

Prior to joining Aviva Investors, Chris worked for CBRE where he was a senior analyst responsible for analysis of market trends in commercial property markets. Before that, he worked as an economist for the Institute of Public Policy Research where he was responsible for economic input for the centre’s research into city centre residential markets, commercial property in deprived areas, city governance and urban competitiveness. He has also worked as an assistant economist with HM Customs and Excise, focusing on the impact of changes to the indirect tax regime.

Chris holds a BA (Econ) in Economics and an MA in Economic History from the University of Manchester. He is also a member of the Society of Property Researchers.

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