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MAY 2024
Real estate awards

Stephen Ryan was invited to be one of the judges for this year's IPE Real Estate Awards. 

The conference and awards ceremony takes place on 22 May 2024 in Madrid. 

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Multi asset lab

Stephen Ryan has been invited to join the new "Multi Asset Lab" alongside a team of best-in-class analysts.

The lab analyses all aspects of real estate,  alternatives, commodities, fixed income and more. The team includes Alex Moss, Chris Urwin, Gavriel Merkado and Nicole Lux.


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Housing policy

Stephen Ryan facilitated a housing policy research trip to Ireland by the Dutch Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.

The delegation from the Netherlands was led by Eline 's Gravemade (above), Housing Policy Advisor at the Ministry. 

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Machine learning

Stephen Ryan was appointed to help build a machine learning model that predicts events in selected real estate markets. 

This research was commissioned by a leading European fund manager. 

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MARCH 2023
Report launched

Carysfort Capital appointed Stephen Ryan to undertake a comparison of residential rent controls in Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands.

This report opens a conversation on how rent caps can change investment proposals, reduce volatility and attract different types of capital.

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New research project

How do rent controls, inflation, and the target returns of institutional investors interact?

Stephen Ryan is investigating this topic for Carysfort Capital using Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands as examples. 

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New research project - science and tech

VINCI Developments UK has appointed Stephen Ryan and the Didobi research team to write an independent report on real estate opportunities in the UK’s Science and Tech sectors.

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JULY 2022
Hybrid work - its effect on cities

What are the likely ripple effects of remote working and hybrid work on Irish cities? 

Stephen Ryan participated in a half-day workshop led by Camilla Siggaard Andersen of Hassell (

This is part of a research project commissioned by Irish Institutional Property ( The final report is available at

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MARCH 2022
New platform brings science and real estate closer together

Stephen Ryan and his colleagues at Didobi have teamed up with like-minded experts in France, Germany and the Netherlands to launch a new online platform dedicated to life sciences real estate in Europe. 

See for more information. 

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Panel discussion

On 3rd December Stephen Ryan moderated a panel at the E-CREDA annual conference. You can read about it here.

The panel (Samantha Kempe of IMMO Capital, Steijn Ribbens of Kadans and Mike Bessell of Invesco) discussed artificial intelligence, data gaps, single-family housing, hotels, life sciences, and much more.

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Report launched

Stephen Ryan and Didobi colleagues have written a second research report on life sciences real estate. Read it here.

The research was commissioned by ULI Asia Pacific.

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New report

Irish Institutional Property ( has released a new report entitled "Close to Home - Exploring 15-Minute Urban Living in Ireland". Read it here.

The research was written by Camilla Siggaard Andersen of Hassell (

Stephen Ryan is IIP's research consultant and part of the steering committee for this project.  

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JULY 2021
New research project

Stephen Ryan and Didobi have been asked to examine life sciences real estate in the Asia Pacific markets. 

The research was commissioned by the Urban Land Institute Asia Pacific

It follows our report on European life sciences real estate which was published in March 2021.

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MAY 2021
Guest lecture on data analytics

Stephen Ryan, Andy Uttley from Capital Group and Zach Wade from Lightbox spoke to post-graduate students at ESCP on different aspects of data analytics for real estate on 18th May. 

The session covered natural language processing (slides are here), web-scraping and satellite/aerial imagery. 

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MARCH 2021
Launch of new report

Stephen Ryan and Mark Charlton of Didobi have written a paper on life sciences real estate in Europe for the Urban Land Institute ( 

Our report was launched on 3rd March. ULI members can read it here and anyone can watch a video overview of the report here.

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Launch of new report

Stephen Ryan and Matt Richardson of Didobi have written a paper on operational real estate for the Investment Property Forum.

Our report was launched on 4th February 2021. You can see a recording of the launch webinar here.

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New research project

Vaccines, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology...these are all part of the fast-growing life sciences sector and all of them need real estate. 

In Europe, the life sciences sector is not yet recognised by the real estate industry as a distinct investment sector. Perhaps it should be? 

Stephen Ryan and Didobi are putting this issue under the microscope for the Urban Land Institute.

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New research project

Hotels and other forms of operational real estate (such as the private rented sector, self-storage and student housing) are very different to traditional real estate (such as offices). Is the difference really understood by investors?

Stephen Ryan is investigating this question with Didobi for the Investment Property Forum.

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MARCH 2020
Housing - how does Ireland compare?

Stephen Ryan has written a detailed comparison of the Dutch and Irish real estate markets, focusing on the housing sector and ESG. The report was commissioned by Ardstone Capital.

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Research on property and politics

To understand how growing protectionism and nationalism could affect global capital flows into real estate, you should read this research paper.

Stephen Ryan co-wrote it with Matt Richardson of Didobi and political analysts at Control Risks


Question: What do Amsterdam, Dublin, Helsinki and London have in common?

Answer: These cities are highly exposed to the politics of property through their dependence on global capital flows. 


The research was commissioned by the Investment Property Forum 

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