31. July 2018 SRC Research is very delighted to inform you that our Founder and Managing Director, Diplom-Kaufmann Stefan Scharff, has reached the second rank at the famous Thomson Reuters Analyst Award 2018 in the category „European Real Estate“ as „Top Stock Picker of the Year“. After winning this competition in 2017, which is the unofficial Euro Championship, Stefan and the SRC Research team reached again the Podium.
Stefan studied Business Administration at the Mainz Gutenberg University and the University of California, Berkeley. With 25 years he started to work as an equity analyst. With 30 years, in 2003, he founded SRC Research as a bank independent analysts’ house focused on listed real estate and financial services firms from German speaking Europe. Since 2008 he is also a Certified Real Estate Investment Analyst (CREA) of German Association of Investment Professionals and the Regensburg IREBS Business School.
The 45 years old real estate expert finished second of 74 European Real Estate Analysts delivering an Absolute Return of his recommendations of 30% in 2017. Only Christoph Schultes from Vienna Erste Group was ranked higher at Number 1. Gavin Jago from Peel Hunt London was ranked third.
Stefan prevailed with these 7 stock recommendations from 3 countries:
VIB Vermögen (Germany)
EYEMAXX Real Estate (Germany)
Deutsche Fachmarkt AG (Germany)
CA Immo (Austria)
UBM Development AG (Austria)
S IMMO (Austria)
Peach Property Group (Switzerland)
Stefan Scharff comments on his Thomson Reuters Award 2018 as follows:
„I am so proud that we again managed to reach the Podium at this outstanding industry award for equity research in our real estate industry. This underlines and confirms our Euro Champion title from last year. Such a great success is always a Team Play. Thus, I have to say Thank You to many people for this great support. We are the first address for real estate equity research for the German speaking Europe. And it is a very special moment to announce such a stunning news on the day of our fifteenth company birthday.”