PETER HOBBS is Senior Director of the IPD Group. Dr. Hobbs joined the IPD Group in September 2010 as Senior Director of Group Business Development with a focus on developing IPD’s commercial strategy. In this role, he oversees IPD’s client facing activities, including business development and research. Dr. Hobbs has over 20 years research and consultancy experience, helping develop investment strategies across global real estate markets. His career began as an analyst at PMA in London, following which he worked as an appraiser at JLW and then as an Investment Manager at Boots Properties. He spent six years living in Boston as a senior director for Property & Portfolio Research, advising clients investing across global markets. Most recently he spent a further six years as Managing Director and Global Head of Research for RREEF, a division of Deutsche Bank. Dr. Hobbs holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Reading. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, and is a European Council member of Urban Land Institute, a past Chair of INREV’s Research Committee, and a member of the RICS.