Full Name
Ryan Serverino
Job Title
Chief Economist
Speaker Bio
Ryan Severino is the chief economist at JLL where he manages the economics team and is responsible for global
and regional economic research, analysis and forecasting as well as property market forecasting.
Prior to JLL, Ryan served as senior economist and director of research at Reis in the research and economics
department, the team responsible for the firm’s market forecasting, valuation, and portfolio analytics services.
Ryan also served as the associate director of research at MetLife Real Estate Investments where he was
responsible for macroeconomic and real estate market analysis, formulating portfolio strategy, and conducting
deal reviews. Before joining MetLife, Ryan served as the director of investment strategy and market research at
Starwood Capital Group where he directed the entire research effort at the firm. Ryan has also held research
positions at Prudential Real Estate Investors and UBS.
Additionally, Ryan currently serves as an adjunct professor of finance and economics at Columbia University and
New York University teaching courses such as urban economics, portfolio and risk management,
microeconomics, and macroeconomics. He also has experience in real estate asset management, portfolio
management, and acquisitions.
Ryan’s original research has appeared in a number of journals such as the Wharton Real Estate Review and The
Real Estate Finance Journal. His assessments of market conditions have appeared in international publications
like The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Financial Times and on business
networks such as CNBC and Bloomberg. Ryan is a member of the CFA Institute, the American Economic
Association, the National Association for Business Economics, ULI, and NCREIF.
Ryan holds a master’s degree from Columbia University, where he studied international finance and economics,
a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, where he studied finance, Japanese, and economics, and is a
CFA Charterholder.
Ryan Serverino