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Dr René-Ojas Woltering

Dr René-Ojas Woltering


PhD in Business Administation, University of Regensburg


Assistant Professor

Teaching Subject(s)

Hospitality Real Estate Finance & Investments
Real Estate Finance

Area(s) of Expertise

Hotel valuation
Investment strategies
Mutual funds
Real estate investment vehicles
Real estate indices

Short Bio

René-Ojas Woltering, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Real Estate Finance at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne. He holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration from the University of Regensburg. His research interests include real estate investment vehicles, investment strategies, and issues relevant to the hospitality industry. His publications have appeared in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, Real Estate Economics, and the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. Dr. Woltering has gained valuable experience in the real asset management, investment management, and consulting industry. He is also awardee of several finance & investment competitions.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Zhu, B., & Woltering, R.-O. (2021). Is fund performance driven by flows into connected funds? Spillover effects in the mutual fund industry. Journal of Economics and Finance. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12197-021-09539-7
Schnejdar, S., Heinrich, M., Woltering, R.-O., & Steffen, S. (2020). The Discount to NAV of Distressed Open-End Real Estate Funds. The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 61, 80-114. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11146-018-9694-8

Schiller, A., Woltering, R.-O., & Sebastian, S. (2020). Is the flow-performance relationship really convex? – The impact of data treatment and model specification. Journal of Economics and Finance, 44, 300-320. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12197-019-09489-1

Woltering, R.-O., Weis, C., Schindler, F., & Sebastian, S. (2018). Capturing the Value Premium - Global Evidence from a Fair Value-Based Investment Strategy. Journal of Banking & Finance, 86, 53-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2017.06.009

Downs, D.H., Sebastian, S., & Woltering, R.-O. (2017). Real Estate Fund Openings and Cannibalization. Real Estate Economics, 45(4), 791-828. https://doi.org/10.1111/1540-6229.12144

Downs, D.H., Sebastian, S., Weistroffer, C., & Woltering, R.-O. (2016). Real Estate Fund Flows and the Flow-Performance Relationship. The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 52(4), 347-382. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11146-015-9539-7

Funded Research Projects

Woltering R.-O., Project: Price Transparency in the European Hotel Industry, Date: 01.09.2019 to 28.02.2021, External Fundraising: HES-SO.


Rising Star Teaching Award (2019)