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Kok, Nils

Associate Professor, Department of Finance

Nils Kok is an associate professor in Finance and Real Estate at Maastricht University (NL). His work on pension funds, commercial real estate, and energy efficiency and sustainability has received numerous government grants and awards, including a VENI and VIDI grant from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Nils’ research has appeared in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review and the Journal of Public Economics, as well as in the global financial and economics media, such as the Huffington Post, The Guardian, the Washington Post, the Australian Financial Review, Das Handelsblatt, Le Monde and Het Financieele Dagblad, and in industry publications, such as Bloomberg and Pensions & Investments.

Nils Kok is also the CEO and co-founder of GRESB, a leading global benchmark to assess the sustainability performance of real assets, including real estate portfolios and infrastructure assets. GRESB has rated more than 1,000 REITs and funds on behalf of more than 55 institutional investors that on aggregate represent some USD6 trillion.

Nils is a frequent speaker at industry and academic conferences, and actively shares his expertise through workshops with investment practitioners and policy makers.

More information at www.nilskok.com.

Language: Dutch (native), English

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