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Anthony De Francesco  
Director and Founder

Professional Experience

Anthony is Director and Founder of Real Investment Analytics Pty Ltd (RIA).

RIA was formed in January 2017 and aims to be a leading analytical service for “real asset” investments.

  • Focus on property, infrastructure and agriculture sectors.

  • Deliver insightful research and strategic analysis for asset owners & managers

  • Provide objective analysis undertaken by an independent consultant


Anthony has over fifteen years experience in various research roles. The Research functions generally involved: developing house views and undertaking strategic research on real asset markets on a global scale; product development and business development.


Anthony has held a variety of roles that included:

  • Executive Director, Head of Coverage for APAC Real Estate (mid 2015-December 2016).

  • Executive Director, Head of Products: Infrastructure and Sustainability, MSCI (2014-2015).

  • Managing Director, IPD Australia (2009-2014).

Anthony joined IPD in October 2009. IPD (Investment Property Databank) is the world leader in performance analysis for the owners, investors, managers and occupiers of real estate.

  • Head of Research – Property and Infrastructure, Colonial First State Global Asset Management (2005-2009).

  • Head of Research, Colonial First State Property (2003-2005).

  • Senior Quantitative Analyst with Commsec, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (2002-2003).

  • Head of Research with Lend Lease Real Estate Investments Ltd (1998-2002).


Other Achievements

  • Involved in education programs for various tertiary institutions.

  • Presents at various industry forums and for private clients


Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (Economics), UNSW, 2001.

  • MCom – Hons (Econometrics), 1992.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics), 1989.

If you are interested in contacting us, please call Anthony on M: +61 438 506 284 
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