Hans Vrensen is global head of research at DTZ. He is responsible for leading DTZ research worldwide and has launched the company’s “Great wall of money” and “Global debt funding gap” reports and the DTZ Fair Value Index. Prior to joining DTZ, he was head of European securitization research at Barclays Capital, where he managed a team of analysts covering European asset-backed securities, and he has held several positions in the property sector. In particular, he has focused on bringing rigor to the research teams he has run. At Barclays Capital his team consistently received top three rankings in its area by Institutional Investor and International Securitisation Report. He is a chartered financial analyst and holds master degrees in both real estate and in economics.