Full Name
Sam Chandan
Job Title
Chair and Associate Dean, NYU Schack Institute & Founder Chandan Economics
NYU Schack Institute & Chandan Economics
Speaker Bio
Dr. Sam Chandan is the Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development and Investment and associate dean of the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate. In addition, he is partner, global head of strategy, and a member of the investment committee at Capri Capital, a multinational investment management firm with $4.0 billion of assets under management in the United States and investment platforms in Sub-Saharan Africa and India. He also is founder of Chandan Economics, a leading provider of multifamily and commercial real estate mortgage data and risk analytics, and cohost of The Real Estate Hour on SiriusXM Business Radio.

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, Financial Times, CNBC, and Bloomberg. Among his recent publications, he is the editor and coauthor 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).

Dean Chandan’s applied research is focused on commercial real estate capital markets and risk analytics. Leveraging his expertise in credit risk management and lender loss mitigation, he 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.

Dean Chandan was previously the Laurence and Susan Hirsch Adjunct Professor of Real Estate at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a visiting professor on the faculty of the Economics Department at Dartmouth College, and a doctoral scholar at Princeton. Prior to founding Chandan Economics, he was global chief economist and executive vice president at Real Capital Analytics (RCA). During his tenure as chief economist and senior vice president at Reis (NASDAQ: REIS), he was part of the executive team that took the company public.

Dean Chandan earned his PhD in applied economics from The Wharton School and was a doctoral scholar in the Economics Department at Princeton University. In addition to real estate, his academic work has focused on issues relating to school access, housing affordability, and development economics. He holds graduate degrees in economics and engineering and an undergraduate degree in economics, finance, and public policy.
Sam Chandan