Our Experts

Lalaine C. Delmendo

Lalaine C. Delmendo is the Global Property Guide's senior economist, and the author of many of the long-form country economic reports which are our flagship editorial product. She heads the Global Property Guide's economics team. Lalaine joined the Global Property Guide in July 2008. She is particularly interested in analysing financial and economics data.

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Maria de Guzman

Maria de Guzman is an economist and the author of many of the long-form country economic reports which are the Global Property Guide's flagship editorial product.  Ms. De Guzman joined the Global Property Guide's economics team in July 2010.  She is particularly interested in microeconomics and macroeconomics


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Taxation Researcher

The Global Property Guide's Taxation Researcher is a senior property analyst for a leading international property company in Manila.  She joined the Global Property Guide in September 2005.  She is particularly interested in reports involving research and analysis.  

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Residential Valuation Specialist

The Global Property Guide's residential valuation specialist has been researching property yields and prices with us for over a decade.  She joined the Global Property Guide in July 2006.  She is particularly interested in valuation reports and in the areas of economics, research and finance.  

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Economics Team

The Global Property Guide's economics team was formed by our former chief economist Prince Cruz, now a staffer with the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) and author of ADB working papers.  Prince Cruz created the Global Property Guide Training Module

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Matthew Montagu-Pollock

Matthew Montagu-Pollock, the site's founder, has an MA from Oxford University in Politics Philosophy and Economics (PPE), and an MA from the University of Lancaster, and studied for an M.Phil at the London School of Economics, while teaching economics in London at Kilburn Polytechnic. Matthew worked for 18 years as a journalist, before setting up the Global Property Guide. 

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News Team

Recent information about property prices is generally the core of our news pieces.

Crafting these stories is a 3-part process:

  1. Researching raw statistics on which the story is based, usually on a quarterly basis
  2. Interpreting the data against background macro-economic knowledge, and amplifying the analysis by further research
  3. Polishing and reviewing the piece.

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