Piet Eichholtz is the Fortis Professor of Finance and Real Estate and Finance Department chair at Maastricht University. He is currently also a member of the Advisory Boards of Redevco Europe and the RO Group, of the Investment Committees of Servatius and the KLM Pension Funds, and of the Housing Scenario Group of Bouwfonds. He is also a non-executive director at IPD. As entrepreneur he started Global Property Research, an international consultancy firm specialized in property companies (later acquired by Kempen & Co). Subsequently, he co-founded Finance Ideas, a financial consultancy company specialized in financing strictures for real estate owners in the semi-public realm. Most of his academic research involves real estate markets, with a focus on international investment, portfolio management, property companies, and housing markets.