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MEET THE TEAM

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SAM CHANDAN, PHD

Founder & Non-Executive Chairman

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Dr. Sam Chandan is Founder and Chairman of Chandan Economics. Dr. Chandan has served as dean of the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, the world's largest academic center of real estate teaching and research, since 2016. He holds the Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development and Investment at NYU and is a Fellow at the NYU Urban Lab and the NYU CREFC Center for Real Estate Finance.

For more information about Dr. Chandan and his research and industry engagement, visit SamChandan.com.

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JONATHAN O'KANE

Vice President & Head of Research

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Jonathan draws on years of experience analyzing multifamily capital markets and economic currents to support Chandan Economics’ content partners

exploration of the commercial real estate environment.

Jonathan is Chandan Economics' Vice President. He oversees the firm’s day-to-day operation and

management of partnerships. Jonathan also works closely with Dr. Sam Chandan in charting the firm's

long-term strategy. His research focuses on macroeconomic trends in real estate and spans multiple subject areas including single-family

rentals, multifamily loans, affordable housing, and independently managed properties.

Jonathan received his Master of Science in Real Estate from the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, where he was accepted as a member of the selective Hirsh Fellows Program. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Pace University. He joined Chandan Economics in 2014.

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JASON M. DAVIS

Economic Analyst & Head of Content Production

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Jason leverages his passion for public policy, data analytics, and media production to add creative

elements into Chandan Economics’ content.

 

Jason is an Economic Analyst at Chandan Economics that works with content partners to produce compelling research on public policy and the impact it has on the commercial real estate environment. He has written about policy topics

ranging from strategies to improve affordable housing to the impact that rising interest rates can

have on renters. He also oversees Chandan Economics’ media projects including video updates

and the company’s website.

Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Pace University. He joined Chandan Economics in 2020. Prior to Chandan Economics, Jason held analyst positions at the Princeton Review and CVS.

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DYLAN SZETO

Lead Economist for Data Products, Urban Economics

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Dylan draws on his experience in economic research and local government financial analysis to help partners analyze urban economies and the commercial real estate environments in them.

 

Dylan is the Lead Economist for Data Products and Urban Economics at Chandan Economics. ​In addition to economic development analyses, he contributes to the firm’s analysis of RentRedi’s payments data and the firm’s bi-annual analysis of affordable housing sector. His blogs have been cited by Business Insider and Globe Street.

 

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Pace University and is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Applied Quantitative Economic Analysis and Policy there as well. He joined Chandan Economics in 2021. Prior to Chandan Economics, Dylan worked with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Research Department where he wrote about the regional economies of border communities and West Texas. He also held positions analyzing local government budgets and economic development prospects at Fitch Ratings.

ADVISORY BOARD

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RON JOHNSEY

Chief Executive Officer

ThinkWhy

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Ron Johnsey is Founder and CEO of ThinkWhy. The company’s flagship product, LaborIQ™, is a dynamic platform that helps employers understand metro performance, talent supply and demand, salaries by occupation and benchmark individual and team salaries, with actionable answers to support strategic business planning.

A real estate industry visionary, Ron was Founder and CEO of Axiometrics for 25 years prior to his founding ThinkWhy. Widely regarded as the real estate industry's leading apartment data and research firm, he sold Axiometrics to RealPage in 2017.