Sam Chandan

Dr. Sam Chandan

President and Chief Economist, Chandan Economics


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Council Member Biography

Sam Chandan, PhD, is President and Chief Economist of Chandan Economics, and Adjunct Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to starting his own firm, Dr. Chandan served as the Chief Economist at Real Capital Analytics. Amongst the commercial real estate industry's preeminent economists, Dr. Chandan has served as an advisor to a vast array of the nation's banks and non-bank lenders, securitized debt market participants, investors, and policy makers. He has expertise in the analysis of property market trends, capital and credit market performance, and the identification of systemic risk in commercial mortgage portfolios. During his tenure within the industry, Dr. Chandan held the role of Chief Economist at Reis, where he was variously responsible for forecasting, valuation, risk, and capital markets products and research, and CMBS and portfolio analytics services. He earned a PhD from the Wharton School and was a doctoral scholar at Princeton University. He has taught economics at Wharton and Dartmouth College. In addition to his current roles, Dr. Chandan holds a non-executive board position with QBL, a start up development company. (This is me - Update Profile)


Employment History

2011 - Unspecified
President and Chief Economist, Chandan Economics
2010 - 2011
Global Chief Economist, Real Capital Analytics
2009 - Unspecified
Adjunct Professor, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
2008 - 2010
President and Chief Economist, Real Estate Econometrics
2004 - 2005
Visiting Professor, TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
2003 - 2008
Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, REIS, INC.
2001 - 2004
Lecturer in Business and Public Policy, TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA