Dr. Prashant Das

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Real Estate Finance at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Switzerland

Dr. Prashant DasAt EHL, he developed and teaches courses in real estate finance, valuation and investment. Prashant has delivered masters’, executive and undergraduate level courses in Switzerland, the United States, China, India and Romania. Earlier, he served on managerial and engineering roles with several firms/organizations including HCL Infosystems Ltd. and Tata Consultancy Services. Prashant has been invited to speak on public forums such as the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and leading educational institutes globally. He often writes opinion editorials for popular media (magazines, newspapers, newsletters) on topics related to real estate finance and has been quoted/interviewed by international trade magazines and the national TV channel of India.

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Insights by Dr. Prashant Das (5)

Why Is Commercial Real Estate Underrated In Public Discourse?

Excerpts from our recent research paper: Das, P., Füss, R.; Hanle, B. & Russ, I. "The Cross-Over Effect of Irrational Sentiments in Housing, Commercial Property, and Stock Markets", in Journal of Banking and Finance.

Commercial Real Estate Valuation in the COVID-19 Era

When COVID-19 struck, the markets reacted. Since the beginning of 2020, REIT returns have nosedived: -60% in retail and hotel sectors, and -30% in residential sector which is usually considered to be a safe asset.

Machines vs Humans: Real Estate Valuation During the Coronavirus Crisis

Real estate assets are traditionally valued manually, wherein computer tools are used in a supportive role. However, more sophisticated, machine learning-based valuations have gained traction in recent years.

Hospitality Management in India: Five Trends to Know

Although a layman's perception of hospitality is overwhelmed by the notion of "guest-oriented services", the scope of hospitality management in India has drastically expanded in recent years. There must be more to an industry with an annual revenue worth $1 trillion and over 8 million employees globally.

In hotel valuation, being different helps …

'Cookie-cutter' hotels are easy to build and operate profitably, but properties with unusual features often attract a premium on resale. For example, the Chinese insurance firm Anbang set a record when it purchased New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel from Hilton in 2014.