Research Manager, St Martins
Hon. Secretary, Society of Property Researchers
Cléo Folkes, a Dutch national, took up her current role as Research Manager at St Martins, the global property-investment arm of the Kuwait Investment Authority, in mid-2008. At St Martins she is responsible for global research and strategy, which encompasses overseeing house-views, quarterly reporting, producing the annual report, the investment process & associated risk including setting hurdle rates, performance calculation and analysis and bespoke in-depth research projects.
Cléo joined the SPR committee in November 2010, and she has been a an SPR officer since November 2011. She has been very actively involved with the day-to-day running of the Society as well as its future. Cléo has been a driving force in organising events across a broad spectrum in property research and in creating new relationships with other organisations within the UK and abroad.