Real Capital Analytics ("RCA") announced that Dr. Sam Chandan, accompanied by his team at Real Estate Econometrics ("REE"), has joined the firm. Dr. Chandan joins RCA as global chief economist and executive vice president, and a member of the firm's management committee.
"Dr. Chandan has long been one of the most influential economists in the industry and we are very fortunate to now have Sam as part of the RCA team," said Robert M. White, Jr, RCA's founder and president.
"We are looking forward to being part of the RCA family," said Chandan. "As the flow of real estate capital and credit becomes increasingly international, RCA's global platform offers the foremost vantage point for thought leadership and industry impact."
Dr. Chandan founded Real Estate Econometrics in 2008 to offer strategic insight into policy and regulatory initiatives impacting commercial real estate, as well as commercial mortgage and equity investment surveillance. "The REE team has pioneered new areas of research and has played a leading role in assessing recent policy initiatives on behalf of the industry," added White. "In joining REE's capabilities with our own, RCA enhances our unmatched data set and analytical resources."
Dr. Chandan holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves as adjunct professor of real estate. Dr. Chandan was a Doctoral Scholar in the Economics Department at Princeton University and has served on the faculty of the economics department at Dartmouth College. Dr. Chandan also holds masters' degrees in Economics and Engineering. Prior to joining Real Capital Analytics, Dr. Chandan was president of Real Estate Econometrics, and chief economist and senior vice president at Reis, Inc.