DTZ Research has appointed Fergus Hicks as Associate Director in the Global Forecasting & Strategy Research team. Fergus will support DTZ Research’s quarterly forecasting of 192 real estate markets worldwide and be responsible for developing bespoke modelling and analysis of emerging real estate trends. He will report to Tony McGough, Global Head of Forecasting & Strategy Research. Fergus joined DTZ on July 12, 2010.
Fergus joins DTZ from Capital Economics where he was a Property Economist specialising in European commercial property markets. Previously, Fergus was Head of Forecasting and Economics for the EMEA region at Jones Lang LaSalle, a Senior Analyst at DTZ and an Economist at the RICS.
Tony McGough said: “It is a pleasure to have Fergus on board at DTZ. Having worked with him previously, I know that his insight and strong capabilities in econometrics, together with his experience in real estate markets, will help DTZ Research to continue to advance real estate analysis and foresight.”
Fergus Hicks said: “I am delighted to be re-joining DTZ. The team has done a great job driving forward and enhancing DTZ’s research capabilities over the past couple of years. I hope to be able to make a significant contribution to the team and continue this progress.”
Fergus is a member of the Society of Property Researchers, the Investment Property Forum and the Society of Business Economists. He holds BSc and MSc degrees in economics from the London School of Economics.