Two Sigma building quant tools to hunt real estate bargains

The information-rich market offers “trillions of dollars of opportunity”, says the firm’s data chief.

Two Sigma has built a data-driven apparatus to help it assess prospective commercial real estate investments.

The firm’s so-called market selection tool—one completed application among a suite of tools currently in the works—melds traditional with alternative data to find the best regions in which to invest.

“We can look at markets and investments and see what is the relative risk of suburban Denver versus CBD [Central Business District] Houston,” said Drew Conway, head of data science for Two

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