Nils Kok

Nils Kok

Professor of Real Estate Finance - Maastricht University

Nils Kok is Professor in Real Estate Finance at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. His research interests range from urban economics to institutional real estate investments, with a strong focus on the economics of energy efficiency and sustainability in the real estate sector. In addition to his academic position, Nils serves as a non-executive board member at GeoPhy, the leading provider of automated valuations for the real estate sector. Previously, Nils was the founder and CEO of GRESB, a global ESG rating company for real estate and infrastructure investments.

Nils’ research has appeared in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Public Economics, The RAND Journal of Economics, and Real Estate Economics. You can also find his research in newspapers, such as the Guardian, the Australian Financial Review, Das Handelsblatt, Le Monde and Het Financieele Dagblad, and in industry publications, such as Bloomberg, Europe Real Estate and Vastgoedmarkt.

Nils received his PhD from Maastricht University (Netherlands) and, after a 4-year stint on the East coast, currently lives in Maastricht (NL) with his wife, Lian, and his three kids.

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