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Robert Ciemniak


Robert Ciemniak

Founder-CEO, Real Estate Foresight Ltd | Robotic Online Intelligence Ltd

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Robert Ciemniak is a Founder-CEO of two ventures, a China-focused research boutique Real Estate Foresight, and an AI tech startup in automation of research and market intelligence - Robotic Online Intelligence. Robert is a specialist in China housing markets, with a track record built over the past 9 years, and with the more recent additional focus on the data center sector. Real Estate Foresight (REF) provides investors, fund managers, developers, and lenders with granular data-driven research on China housing markets, powered by in-house technology, content from data partners, and alternative data. The sister venture Robotic Online Intelligence (ROI) provides AI-powered automation of research and market intelligence for data, research, and investment firms globally, including specialist products for China property and data centers. Robert also serves on the board of directors of China Index Holdings (NASDAQ: CIH). For the past 10 years, Robert has been a regular conference speaker, chair, and moderator at the industry events, in real estate as well as technology, in China, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and a contributor to specialist industry publications and media. Earlier, his 13-year career with Thomson Reuters included two major roles as Global Head of Real Estate Markets (London/Hong Kong) and as Head of Corporate Foresight in Group Strategy in London. Robert holds a dual MBA degree from London Business School and Columbia Business School in New York, and an MSc from Warsaw School of Economics. He is also an international master in chess and an author of a book about the Internet and competitive strategy (1999). Connect on Linkedin:

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Apr 20, 2021