Dean & Vice Chair Sam Chandan, NYU Stern School of Business,Professor Gilles Duranton, Economist & Dean’s Chair, Wharton School of Business to join the Risk and Reward Opportunities Ahead Panel @ 3:15pm
Sam Chandan Director of the Center for Real Estate Finance NYU Stern
D. Sam Chandan, PhD is the Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair and Academic Dean of NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate. He is also founder of Chandan Economics, an economic advisory and data science firm serving the institutional real estate industry, a contributor to Forbes, and host of the Urban Lab Podcast and the Real Estate Hour on SiriusXM Business Radio, the latter airing in special editions. His current research is focussed on the urban epidemiology of microbial diseases and the preparedness of systemically important urban areas in managing novel public health threats.
Dean Chandan’s commentary on commercial and residential real estate markets and the broader economy has been featured regularly in national and global press, including the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, CNBC, and Bloomberg. Among his recent publications, he is the editor and co-author of Real Estate Financing, published by PEI, and the lead investigator for Regulatory Design and Real Outcomes, a major study on the regulation of commercial real estate lending commissioned by the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC).
Moreover, Dean Chandan’s applied research is focused on commercial real estate capital markets and risk analytics, as well as long term changes in space use patterns and the impact of these changes on cities. Dean Chandan presents regular updates on commercial real estate lending trends to US and global regulators, including the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). He holds an honorary appointment as the Economist Laureate of the Real Estate Lenders Association and has served on the real estate advisory council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
PhD, London School of Economics, 1997; BSc, HEC, 1991
Urban and regional development, transportation, local public finance
Academic Positions Held
Wharton: 2012-present; named Dean’s Chair in Real Estate Professor July 2013; Chair, Real Estate Department 2013-2019; University of Toronto: 2005-2012; London School of Economics: 1996-2005.
Former President, Urban Economics Association; Co-editor, Journal of Urban Economics; Editorial board member for several journals; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; Research fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research; Faculty Affiliate, LSE International Growth Centre; Affiliate, LSE Centre for Economic Performance, Urban and Spatial Programme.
Awards and honors
Fellow of The Regional Science Association (2014); Walter Isard Prize for Scholarly Achievement (Regional Science Association, 2014); Dean’s Excellence Award (University of Toronto) 2012, 2011; In addition, President of the North American Regional Science Council, 2011; Hewings Prize (Regional Science Association), 2007. Lastly, winner of the August Lösch Prize, 2006; Philip Leverhulme Prize, 2003; European Investment Bank, 2001; Aydalot prize, 1996.
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NYU Stern’s Professor & Director Sam Chandan & Wharton’s Dean’s Chair Gilles Duranton On Risk and Reward Opportunities Ahead