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CBRE Investment Management Names New APAC and EMEA Heads of Research

January 12, 2023


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CBRE Investment Management has promoted two Research team members to lead the Research efforts in their respective regions.

Sandy Padilla has been named APAC Head of Research, and David Inskip has been named EMEA Head of Research for CBRE Investment Management.

In these new roles, Padilla and Inskip are each responsible for overseeing the research capabilities of their respective regions’ business. They, along with the teams they manage, provide thought leadership, advise on fund strategy and support investment teams in asset selection.

Padilla, who is based in Melbourne, previously served as a Senior Director within the APAC Research team, with a focus on Pacific markets. Padilla joined CBRE Investment Management in 2010 in Los Angeles, where she served as a Director in the Global Research team. Subsequent to her role in Global Research, she served on the Portfolio Team for one of the firm’s U.S. open-end core funds and was based in New York. Padilla has been involved in various capacities in real estate research since 2001.

Padilla holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Master’s in Urban Planning from Columbia University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Spain. While at Columbia Business School, she completed international business study tours in China and India.

Inskip, who is based in London and previously served as UK Head of Research, joined the firm in 2014. Prior to that, he was with CBRE, where he led the EMEA forecasting program, supported the capital markets business and advised on client strategy. Inskip began working in the property industry in 2011 as a UK Economist for Grosvenor, although his experience in applying econometric and other quantitative methods in the analysis of property markets began in 2006. He also has several years’ experience in economic consultancy as Senior Economist at Experian Business Strategies.

Inskip is a member of the EMEA and UK Direct Real Estate Investment Committees and the EMEA Portfolio Oversight Committee.

“Sandy and David, along with Shane Taylor, who was named Americas Head of Research in 2022, have a breadth and depth of experience harnessing extensive data and market insights to help drive better portfolio solutions, investment outcomes and performance for our clients,” said Sabina Reeves, Head of Insights and Intelligence, CBRE Investment Management. “Their promotions to these regional leadership roles demonstrate the strength of our more than 50-person-strong global research and analytics team.”

About CBRE Investment Management

CBRE Investment Management is a leading global real assets investment management firm with $143.9 billion in assets under management* as of September 30, 2022, operating in more than 30 offices and 20 countries around the world. Through its investor-operator culture, the firm seeks to deliver sustainable investment solutions across real assets categories, geographies, risk profiles and execution formats so that its clients, people and communities thrive.

CBRE Investment Management is an independently operated affiliate of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2021 revenue). CBRE has more than 105,000 employees (excluding Turner & Townsend employees) serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE Investment Management harnesses CBRE’s data and market insights, investment sourcing and other resources for the benefit of its clients. For more information, please visit

*Assets under management (AUM) refers to the fair market value of real assets-related investments with respect to which CBRE Investment Management provides, on a global basis, oversight, investment management services and other advice and which generally consist of investments in real assets; equity in funds and joint ventures; securities portfolios; operating companies and real assets-related loans. This AUM is intended principally to reflect the extent of CBRE Investment Management’s presence in the global real assets market, and its calculation of AUM may differ from the calculations of other asset managers and from its calculation of regulatory assets under management for purposes of certain regulatory filings.