About RQR

About RQR 2019-01-10T17:07:08+00:00

ABOUT US


Our mission: to unearth the intrinsic quality of real estate assets with the full participation of owners and those involved in managing these assets.

Whilst private individual seem to be powerless to tackle the complexity of real estate assets, one may assume that professionals managing these assets – since they have access to a lot of information – have a deep understanding of their intrinsic quality. This however is not necessarily the case, since they only have access to the determining factors of quality, but not to quality itself. In effect, quality is perceived by definition by the entirety of those involved in managing it.

This leads to damaging and far reaching consequences:
At a macro-economic level: a poor allocation of public saving, which results in an over dependence upon the value of these financial assets and a true confusion between monetary value, non-monetary value and market price. Moreover, it becomes impossible for the authorities to properly setup meaningful policies when it comes to the management and development of public construction, without a better knowledge of the quality of the available assets.

At a micro-economic level, we are facing a poor understanding of how prices fluctuate, how the real intrinsic quality operates, of the true value of the assets at hand, and finally a good understanding of asset obsolescence.
In order to tackle these issues, our mission consists in developing a true understanding of real estate asset quality.

Our team is composed of professionals of the financial market, coming from different horizons. Please note: please contact us if you wish to join our team.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Olivier Mege

Diploma: French Engineer Grandes Ecoles and Master in Economics

Former Executive Director managing Global Index Research for real estate at MSCI, Olivier Mège boasts more than 10 years of experience in Asian real estate investment markets, acquisition and research. Member of: RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), ARES (Association for Real Estate Securitization, Japan), and CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst).

OUR ACADEMIC PARTNERS

Fabrice Larceneux
Fabrice LarceneuxAcademic Partner
Education : Ecole Normale Supérieure, master in economics and business, phD in marketing at Université Paris Dauphine.

Fabrice Larceneux works as a researcher at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) and specializes in real estate marketing as part of laboratory DRM Dauphine Management Research. He is also the co-founder of the Center for Real Estate Management at Université Paris-Dauphine. He is the author of “Marketing de l’immobilier (Dunod, 2015, 2 ed.)” and several scientific articles on the topic of rating and real estate in major national and international magazines.

Arnaud Simon
Arnaud SimonAcademic Partner
Education: PhD in finance at Université Paris Dauphine, master in mathematics.

Lecturer, specialized in finance for real estate within the laboratory of DRM Dauphine Management Research and co-founder of the ‘Center for Real Estate Management’ at Université Paris-Dauphine. He was previously, for 8 years, Scientific Director at MeilleursAgents, in charge of modelling and and price mapping. He is the author of ‘Finance de l’immobilier’ and several other articles about real estate rating.

SURVEILLANCE COMMITTEE

Florence Péronnau
Florence Péronnau
Former head of Sanofi’s property management, Florence is Vice-President of the Association of Real Estate Directors, Member of the State Real Estate Council, Director of ICADE and RICS.
Denis François
Denis François
Senior Advisor at CBRE. Vice-President of the Institute of Financing of Real Estate Financing (IFPIMM), Administrator of the Chamber of Real Estate Experts of France (FNAIM), Honorary President of the French Institute of Property Expertise, Member of TEGOVA and Fellow of RICS.
Alain pivert
Alain pivert
Former CEO of Natixis Asset Management Europe from 1980 to 2013. In 2013, joined Amadeis. President of APC immobilier, member of the Board of Directors of the French Association of Real Estate Investment Companies, and associate member of the French Institute of Property Expertise.

ADVISORS

Dr Paul McNamara, PhD
Dr Paul McNamara, PhD
Former Head of Research of M&G, Co-chair of UNEP FI, honorary Fellow and a past Chairman of both the Investment Property Forum and Society of Property Researchers
Pr. Daniel Piazolo, PhD
Pr. Daniel Piazolo, PhD
Former managing director at IPD/MSCI, Professor for Real Estate Management and Risk Management at THM Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen
Pr. Andrée de Serres, PhD
Pr. Andrée de Serres, PhD
Environmental and Social Responsibility at the University of Quebec (UQAM)

Chihiro Shimizu, Ph.D.

Professor at the Nihon University in index theory and applied econometrics. Research Affiliate in the Center for Real Estate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and fellow member of Recruit Institute of Technology or Recruit AI Institute. From 2013 has participated in projects sponsored by by the IMF, OECD, UN. Has contributed a number of theses to international academic journals (more 40 refereed papers in English) as well as published numerous theses and books (more 170 papers in total).

OUR SURVEILLANCE COMMITTEE

Our Committee has carefully been established with professionals from a wide range of companies, each adding their own value and unique experience. The role of the Committee: ensure the objectivity and the relevance of our ratings, so that they are a true reflection of underlying perceived quality. Read more >>