Researcher

My Expertise

  • Commercial real estate (CRE)
  • Unlisted real estate funds
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Capital markets
  • Interest rate risk management (10 Year Bonds, 3 Month Cash Rates, Term Spread)
  • Multi-asset portfolio construction and allocation strategy
  • Forecasting
  • Financial econometrics
  • Real estate economics 
  • Real estate dynamics
  • Institutional investors
  • Office real estate
  • Retail real estate
  • Industrial and logistics real estate
  • Multifamily (Built to Rent, BTR)
  • Hotel 
  • Healthcare real estate 
  • Data centre
  • Infrastructure

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Real Estate and Valuation, International Economics and International Finance, Macroeconomics (incl. Monetary and Fiscal Theory), Investment and Risk Management

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Biography

Dr Yu-Cheng (Robbie) Lin is a real estate economist and holds a PhD in real estate investment and finance. He has research expertise in global capital markets, multi-asset portfolio construction, global real estate markets and forecasting, with a unique blend of academic and industry experience.

Robbie's research has a Proven Record:
1️⃣ Forecasting 2022/2023 global rising interest rate environment;
2️⃣ Assessing Impacts of US monetary...view more

Dr Yu-Cheng (Robbie) Lin is a real estate economist and holds a PhD in real estate investment and finance. He has research expertise in global capital markets, multi-asset portfolio construction, global real estate markets and forecasting, with a unique blend of academic and industry experience.

Robbie's research has a Proven Record:
1️⃣ Forecasting 2022/2023 global rising interest rate environment;
2️⃣ Assessing Impacts of US monetary policy (10Y bonds, 3m rates, term spread) on multiple types (office, retail, industrial, logistics, multifamily (BtR), healthcare, hotel, data centre and infrastructure) of US and APAC commercial real estate markets via interest rate sensitivity analysis;
3️⃣ Forecasting investment hotspots of logistics, office and multifamily (BtR) sectors across the US and APAC via multi-asset portfolio optimization analysis on commercial real estate by sector.

Robbie's commentaries and thoughts on 2022/2023 global rising interest rate environment (times and magnitudes of rate hikes by the Fed and RBA) and interest rate risk management strategies of commercial real estate by sector were shared with Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) by Sep and Oct 2021.

Robbie's research agenda is highly connected to the commercial real estate (CRE) industry and features a high level of real estate market awareness, with a strong Asia-Pacific and US focus. This has covered the assessment of the added-value and strategic role of multiple real estate sectors of REITs, unlisted real estate funds, direct real estate (e.g. office, retail, industrial and logistics, multifamily (BtR), healthcare, hotel, infrastructure, data centre sectors) in institutional investors' multi-asset portfolios (e.g. PE funds, insurers, pension funds, SWFs), as well as varying interest rate sensitivity of multiple real estate sectors of REITs across the USA, Japan, Australia and Singapore. The interest rate sensitivity analyses on multiple real estate sectors of REITs are particularly important for investors' and lenders' understanding of interest rate risk management for multiple real estate sectors in local and international investment portfolios, given the growth of refinancing capitals and newly troubled loans during the COVID pandemic. 

The significance and practical use of his PhD program have been externally validated by four SSCI real estate journal articles (as primary author), seven major international real estate conference papers and six media articles for the UK online real estate magazine-The Property Chronicle (https://www.propertychronicle.com/author/robbie-lin). These journal articles include (1) Varying interest rate sensitivity of multiple real estate sectors of REITs in the Pacific Rim region (2021); (2) Strong performance of Logistics in the Pacific Rim region (2020); (3) Strong performance of multifamily (BtR) sector in Japan (residential J-REITs) (2019); and (4) Strong performance of multiple real estate sectors of REITs in Australia (2019). In addition, several media articles include (1) Impacts of US monetary policy (10Y, 3m, term spread) on Pacific Rim Commercial Real Estate; (2) Strong performance by Logistics; (3) How can China learn from the global REITs by sector; (4) Dynamics of Pacific Rim office sector; (5) Why specialized real estate is a better investment strategy; (6) Performance of international Build-to-Rent (BtR)

In particular, multiple sectors (e.g. office, retail, industrial and logistics, multifamily (BTR), healthcare, hotel, infrastructure, data centre sectors) of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly country- and regional-based REIT indices across the US, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan and South Korea were constructed and utilized in his PhD program, offering a fuller understanding of market fundamentals and dynamic risk-return attributes of multiple real estate types of REIT portfolios across the APAC and US from multi-dimensional investment perspectives - both investment performance and risk management dimensions. These publications offer insightful investment initiatives in multiple CRE sectors across the APAC and US and are a strong testament to forecasting international CRE market trends.

His doctoral thesis was awarded by 2021 Doctoral Program Manuscript Prize Winner from the American Real Estate Society (ARES).


My Qualifications

He received his Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales


My Awards

 


My Engagement

Robbie Lin is a PhD in property investment and finance at the University of New South Wales. His research agenda has covered the investment performance and interest rate risk management of multiple commercial real estate (CRE) sectors in institutional investors' portfolios across the Asia-Pacific region. His media articles regarding global CRE investment strategies are available in the UK online real estate magazine-The Property Chronicle (https://www.propertychronicle.com/author/robbie-lin). 

In addition, he shared his thoughts on the impacts of US rate hikes on Australian real estate markets and the outlook of Australian CRE markets during and post COVID environment with Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia (SBS Chinese).


My Teaching

  • Casual lecturer, Property Investment (200749), Western Sydney University
  • Casual lecturer, Financing Enterprises (200910), Western Sydney University
  • Sessional Lecturer, Research Seminar (BENV7020), University of New South Wales
  • Teaching assistant, Construction Management Risk and Business Analytics (CONS0016), University of New South Wales
  • Teaching assistant, Construction & Property Economics (BLDG1024), University of New South Wales
  • Teaching assistant, Research Methods (BENV4000), University of New South Wales
  • Unit coordinator/Casual lecturer, Economics (MB113), Wentworth Institute
  • Unit coordinator/Casual lecturer, International Finance (MP213), Wentworth Institute
  • Unit coordinator/Casual lecturer, Corporate Finance (MP124), Wentworth Institute
  • Unit coordinator/Casual lecturer, Accounting Information System (MP121), Wentworth Institute
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