He received his Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales
Dr Yu-Cheng (Robbie) Lin has expertise in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) in multiple real estate sectors across the APAC and US. His 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 focus. This has covered the assessment of added-value and strategic role of multiple real estate sectors of REITs (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 types of REITs in local and international investment portfolios, given the growth of refinancing capitals and newly troubled loans during the COVID pandemic.
His doctoral program has successfully forecasted the global rising interest rate environment and has assessed the impacts of US monetary policies (10Y bonds, 3m cash rates, term spread) on multiple types of CRE markets across the APAC, as well as the investment hotspots of logistics, office, multifamily (BtR) markets across the APAC and US. The research outcomes have been aligned with the international CRE transaction trends.
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 specialised 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 utilised 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 a strong testament to forecasting international CRE market trends.
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 real estate sectors in institutional investors' portfolios across the Asia-Pacific region. His media articles regarding global commercial real estate investment strategies are available in the UK online real estate magazine-The Property Chronicle (https://www.propertychronicle.com/author/robbie-lin)