Nicole Lux is a real estate professional in London and Frankfurt with more than 15 years experience in real estate equity investing and debt analysis. Throughout her career she has worked at major international banks in CMBS loan origination and distressed asset workout. Since January 2016 she is a Senior Research Fellow at De Montfort Unversity responsible for the De Montfort Commercial Property Lending Report (UK).
She has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Reading, and completed the London Business School Investment Management programme. She is an active member at the CFA UK Society, a member of the Association of Property Lenders and a member of the INREV research committee.
‘I have been a professional in the area of real estate for the past 15 years. My professional experience encompasses the different areas of real estate investment in a comprehensive manner. Throughout my professional career I have collaborated with many leading academics in the field and, I have realised that market practices and perceptions in the field of real estate are changing fast. However, teaching approaches and materials have not kept up with these changes. Today, there are strong forces in the financial industry pushing for the less developed commercial real estate market to adopt more complex quantitative approaches in assessing real estate risk. However, this trend has taken a long time to filter through to real estate courses at Universities and other institutions. If real estate courses are to be kept current with market developments there is a need for academics to take into account these new ideas and practices and integrate them in their teaching approach. My contribtution to this development in form of a book can be seen as an inter-disciplinary approach to analyse real estate risk using quantitative methods.’