Nils Kok

ECCE Research Fellow

Nils Kok currently holds positions as visiting scholar at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and as assistant professor in Finance and Real Estate at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He is the recipient of a prestigious three-year grant from the Dutch National Science Foundation for his work on energy efficiency and sustainability in the real estate sector. He also received awards from the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, Investment & Pensions Europe, the European Social Investment Forum, and the Aareal Bank/European Business School for his research.

Besides being active as an executive teacher at the Luxembourg School of Finance, the Amsterdam Institute of Finance, and the Amsterdam School of Real Estate, Nils Kok is founder of the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Foundation; an investor-led initiative to assess the environmental performance of the global real estate investment industry. He communicates his ideas and findings in the international arena as a frequent speaker on academic and industry conferences and actively shares his expertise through workshops with investment practitioners and policy makers. His research has appeared in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, Real Estate Economics and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

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