About Chandan Economics


About The Firm

Chandan Economics is a leading provider of data and analytics to commercial real estate lenders, investors, and policymakers. Chandan maintains one of the real estate industry’s broadest databases of commercial property mortgages originated from across all major debt sources — by banks, life companies, and agency and conduit lenders.


Professor Sam Chandan is Founder and Chief Economist of Chandan Economics, associated faculty in the Real Estate Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and National Economist (honoris causa) of the Real Estate Lenders Association. Dr. Chandan’s research and market commentary are focussed on commercial real estate capital markets, the structure and regulation of apartment housing finance, and the credit performance of residential and commercial mortgages. He is the editor and co-author of Real Estate Finance, a columnist for the New York Observer and GlobeSt, and co-host of the Real Estate Hour on SiriusXM Business Radio.

Dr. Chandan has held advisory and editorial board appointments at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Real Estate Research Institute, the National Center for Seniors Housing, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, and Multihousing News, among others. Prior to founding Chandan Economics, Dr. Chandan was Chief Economist at Reis, Inc. and Global Chief Economist at Real Capital Analytics. He holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the Wharton School, was a doctoral scholar in the Economics Department at Princeton University, and has served as a visiting professor in the Economics Department at Dartmouth College. Dr. Chandan currently teaches Real Estate Investments at Wharton.

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Academic and Industry Advisors

Our Academic and Industry Advisory Boards are comprised of eminent academic researchers and commercial real estate industry leaders, representing an extraordinary depth and breadth of experience and insight. These individuals provide Chandan Economics with access to unique and fully independent perspectives on policy and regulatory issues as well as current and prospective trends in the real estate industry.