How Sam Chandan Became the Economist to Real Estate's Elite
Commercial Observer, June 2023 [READ THE STORY]
D. Sam Chandan, PhD MPH MSc FRSPH FRICS is Professor of Finance and Founding Director of the C. H. Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance at the NYU Stern School of Business; Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Chandan Economics; Economist Laureate of the Real Estate Lenders Association; Forbes contributor; and, host of the Urban Lab. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), and a Contributing Member of the American Society for Microbiology. Prior to joining Stern, Dr. Chandan was the Silverstein Chair and Dean of the NYU SPS Schack Institute. His current research is focussed on innovation in real estate financial and asset markets, urban epidemiology, and the preparedness of systemically important urban areas in managing novel public health threats.
C.H. CHEN INSTITUTE foR GLOBAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE
Established in 2022 and supported by Stern's largest-ever gift for a center or institute, the Chen Institute advances our understanding of real estate and the built environment through groundbreaking scholarship, curricular innovation, and deep industry and policy engagement. Home to one of the world's top-ranked real estate MBA programs as well as interdisciplinary centers in real estate finance, climate and the built environment, property technology and artificial intelligence, and global real estate markets, the Institute and its affiliated faculty work to address the most significant questions facing industry and government.
ECONOMIC ADVISORS AND DATA SCIENTISTS
TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY
Sam Chandan is Founder of Chandan Economics, a leading economic advisory and data science firm serving the institutional real estate market. He was formerly Chief Economist and remains active with the firm in the role of non-executive chairman.