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Since its establishment in 1981, Ortec Finance has put a lot of effort in applied scientific research. Its research activities are concentrated within the Ortec Finance Research Center. Almost all our researchers have a degree in the field of economics, finance, econometrics or mathematics. The Research Center aims to be the linking pin between Ortec Finance and the scientific research community, and performs innovative, high-quality research with a strong practical focus.

The objectives of the Research Center are to:

  • Use internal and external research to improve the quality of Ortec Finance’ solutions and products;
  • Support knowledge sharing between Ortec Finance, our (potential) customers and the scientific financial research community so that our models and eventually our clients’ financial decisions can be improved further;
  • Show thought leadership in our markets.

The Research Center works on research projects defined in its annual research plan. The results of this research are published in working papers and in external scientific articles and journals. Our researchers regularly speak at seminars and conferences, and they maintain contacts with other research institutions such as Inquire Europe, Netspar and universities.


Several Ortec Finance employees are associated with universities in the Netherlands. They lecture and publish research on a regular basis.

Universiteit of Amsterdam

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Marc Francke, Head of Real Estate Research within the Research Center, holds the position of Professor of Real Estate Valuation within the Department of Real Estate Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Business.

Johan Conijn, Director Real Estate Management, holds the position of special Professor Housing Market of the Faculty of Economics and Commerce at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and is associated with the Amsterdam School of Real Estate.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Hens Steehouwer, Managing Director Research, is affiliated with the Econometric Institute of the Erasmus University Rotterdam

University of Groningen

University of Groningen

Bert Kramer, is affilitiated with both the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Spatial Sciences.