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Alex Thomas

Alex Thomas

Senior Research Analyst

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1262
athomas@realestateconsulting.com


Alex analyzes economic and housing data at the national and metro level for the production of our monthly research reports.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Alex worked on the research team at the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Before that, Alex served as a research assistant for the Center for Opportunity Urbanism.

Alex holds a B.A. in Political Science from Chapman University, with a minor in Environmental Studies.

In his free time, he enjoys going to concerts, swimming, and playing Nintendo games.


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Allie Martin

Allie Martin

Manager, Design Trends


amartin@realestateconsulting.com


Allie assists with the coordination and business development for the New Home Trends Institute.  She is based in Meridian, ID.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Allie worked as the Director, Client Relations and Development for William Hezmalhalch Architects (WHA).

Allie attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where she earned a BA in Sociology.

In her free time, she enjoys being with her kids and playing with her new puppy, a miniature Australian Shepherd as well as spending time outdoors hiking and paddle boarding.


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Ana Fonseca

Ana Fonseca

Survey Manager


afonseca@jbrec.com


Ana serves as our internal resource for all questions related to our survey processes, tools, and outputs. She will also be assisting with the planning, development, and launch of new surveys as well as participating in the follow up and recruiting process for surveys.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, she was a Senior Researcher at Imoyase Community Services and UC Berkley.

She holds her Doctorate’s in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Arizona in addition to a Master’s in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles!

In her free time, Ana enjoys cooking, dancing, working out, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.


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Angela Messiha

Angela Messiha

Consulting Coordinator

Boca Raton, FL

(561) 409-2986
amessiha@realestateconsulting.com


Angela is responsible for coordinating client services, implementing business development efforts, and working on special projects. She also assists with the daily operations of the Boca Raton office.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2019, she worked for LBU Lighting as an administrative assistant to the CEO.  Before that she gathered years of experience in marketing analytics, consumer behavior, facilitating marketing collateral and promotional items, and managed relationships with vendors as a marketing analyst at Office Depot and Pernod Ricard.

Angela holds a B.A. in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and works in our Boca Raton office.

In her free time, Angela enjoys going to the beach, fishing, cooking, arts & crafts, and spending time with her family.


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Anja Seng

Anja Seng

Senior Research Analyst

Irvine, CA


aseng@realestateconsulting.com


Anja is responsible for supporting the company’s research on consumer and design trends. She also supports our Consumer Survey initiatives.  She works in the Irvine office.

She started with the company as a college intern.  Prior to joining the company, Anja worked as an E-commerce Analyst at a furniture manufacturing company.

Anja holds a B.S. in Business with a Finance Emphasis and a B.A. in Strategic and Corporate Communication from Chapman University.

In her free time, Anja enjoying anything outdoors including biking and slack lining.  She is also artistic and enjoying painting, clay sculpting and graphic designing.


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Annie Radecki

Annie Radecki

Senior Vice President, Consulting


aradecki@realestateconsulting.com


Annie produces insightful research on a variety of topics and provides our clients with deep knowledge of markets and their drivers across the United States.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2015, Annie was the Director of Market Intelligence for PulteGroup where she developed local segmentation, acquisition, and operational strategies for the Texas, Pacific Northwest, and Southeast markets.

Annie holds a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Studies from Yale University and a dual MBA/Masters’ of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is based in our Pacific Northwest office.

Annie was formerly a collegiate rower and an elite cyclist but today is happy to bike and run more casually while finally again living in a place that has fall and spring.


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Asia Inn-Souphomphakdy

Asia Inn-Souphomphakdy

Manager, Marketing – Brand and Creative

Irvine, CA


ainns@realestateconsulting.com


Asia assists with all branding and creative projects as part of our marketing team. She supports all UI/UX initiatives within the company.

Asia most recently worked with Spectrum Inc. General Contracting where she worked as a Marketing Assistant.  She designed an award-winning submission for the NAIOP Awards of Excellence.  She was responsible for client relations and in-house projects.  She also completed an internship with BCWH Architects.

She holds a BA in Mass Communications from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Asia works in the Irvine, CA office.

In her free time, Asia enjoys photography, visiting museums, or can be found trying new things.


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Avery Blackman

Avery Blackman

Research Analyst I

Sacramento, CA


ablackman@realestateconsulting.com


Avery contributes to the data compilation and analysis for our monthly research reports.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Avery was the Senior Billing Consultant for a start-up called Advekit, a company that matched clients with therapists and handled the out of network billing on behalf of clients so they didn’t have to front the therapy costs. Prior to that, she was in Sales for an SAAS company called Mindbody, a business management tool for businesses in the fitness and wellness industry.

Avery holds a degree in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Statistics from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

In her free time, Avery loves to go to yoga, boxing classes or do anything outside.


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Barry Cox

Barry Cox

Vice President, Consulting

(480) 450-1100
bcox@realestateconsulting.com


Barry is responsible for conducting fieldwork, demographic and location analytics, and preparing custom consulting assignments.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Barry was the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Beazer Homes. He has also worked in land acquisition for Shea Homes.

He holds a B.S. in Finance and Supply Chain Management and a MBA from Arizona State University.

Barry enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and RV trips to National Parks across the US.


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Bryan Lawrence

Bryan Lawrence

Vice President, Consulting

Dallas, TX

(214) 808-4831
blawrence@realestateconsulting.com


Bryan is responsible for conducting and managing consulting projects as well as building relationships in the market to generate consulting and research opportunities. He is based out of Dallas, TX.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Bryan worked with Hudson Advisors where he worked as a Vice President, underwriting and acquiring distressed residential loan portfolios nationwide on behalf of Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm.  Prior to Hudson, Bryan worked at Nationstar Mortgage as a Business Analyst, managing projects and providing operational reporting and analytical support.

He holds a BBA Finance from Baylor University.

In his free time, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife, children, extended family and friends.  He also enjoys sports, traveling and other outdoor hobbies including fly fishing.


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Cara Lavender

Cara Lavender

Manager, Consulting


clavender@jbrec.com


Cara conducts market research, analyzes housing data trends, writes consulting reports, and serves as our Atlanta area expert.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Cara worked with PulteGroup as a Director of Market Intelligence. She covered both Georgia and the Greenville/Spartanburg MSA’s, with a focus on land acquisition, consumer segmentation, pricing analysis, and operational strategy.

She holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Georgia and is still a big Dawgs fan!

In her free time, Cara enjoys running, hiking, and being with her husband and golden retriever, Cheddar. If she’s not on the trails, you can find her spending her day out on the lake.


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Caroline Kiernan

Caroline Kiernan

Consultant

Tampa, FL

(727) 515-0457
ckiernan@realestateconsulting.com


Caroline works on consulting assignments, including compilation and analysis of market data, fieldwork and preparation of market reports. She is based out of Tampa, FL.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Caroline worked as a Real Estate Economist at Urban Economics.

She holds a bachelors in math as well as a masters in applied economics from Florida State University.

In her free time, Caroline is a big reader, teaches Pilates, and enjoys watching football.


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Chelsea Gorman

Chelsea Gorman

Consulting Coordinator

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7211
cgorman@realestateconsulting.com


As a Consulting Coordinator, Chelsea is responsible for daily operations as well as consultant support for the San Diego team.

Prior to joining the team, Chelsea worked as a Business Analyst at Stryker Endoscopy.  She also provided production support for their customer service business units.  She studied Communications at St. Mary’s College of California.

When not in office, you can find her chasing around her 3 kids at the soccer field or enjoying the sunny weather down by the beach.


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Chris Beard

Chris Beard

Director, Building Products Research


chrisbeard@jbrec.com


Chris works with clients on strategic business questions within the building products industry.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Chris worked as Strategic Insights Manager at Pella Corporation. While there, he led corporate strategy and competitive intelligence, including market size and share, as well as market insights for industry associations customers. Chris has worked in the building products industry for over 10 years with a variety of clients.

He holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany.

In his free time, Chris enjoys golfing. He also enjoys vegetable gardening and cooking, especially when it comes to smoking meats for BBQ.


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Chris Dorociak

Chris Dorociak

Senior Vice President, Consulting

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7218
cdorociak@realestateconsulting.com


Chris has more than ten years of experience in real estate consulting, with a specialty in project feasibility and market analysis.  Chris also has a background in evaluating fiscal and economic impacts of new development, and has served as an expert witness.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Chris was a Principal at Peterson Economics.  He traveled extensively and covered a broad range of property types from high-end boutique hotels to large master-planned residential communities.

Chris holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society.  He earned a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from Cornell University.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys sailing, surfing, and playing guitar.


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Chris Porter

Chris Porter

Senior Vice President, Chief Demographer

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1218
cporter@realestateconsulting.com


Chris Porter is our Chief Demographer. He helps our clients understand the role demographics plays in shaping the demand for housing in the short and long term. He co-authored Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses, which is now available for purchase. Chris was instrumental in developing our Housing Demand by Price Point and LifeStage model.  The research he leads informs many of our firm’s forecasts.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2005, Chris worked for Reed Business Information’s HousingZone.com web site, and was also Director of Electronic Media for Reed’s Building and Construction Group. Before that he was an analyst at Rogerscasey, an investment consulting firm.

Chris has a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and a M.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and works in our Irvine office.

Chris was involved with Toastmasters International for more than seven years, working to enhance his public speaking skills and helping others do the same.


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Chris Montgomery

Chris Montgomery

Senior Associate, Consulting

Boca Raton, FL


cmontgomery@realestateconsulting.com


Chris works on consulting assignments, including compilation and analysis of market data, fieldwork and preparation of market reports. He works out of our Boca Raton office.

Chris worked as an intern for Steam Realty Partners and most recently worked as a analyst with Accenture.

He holds a B.B.A. from Texas Christian University in Accounting.

In his free time, Chris enjoys golfing and exploring including Tennessee waterfalls and Florida’s beaches and freshwater springs.  He also enjoys taking his dog on runs.


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Christen Fayette

Christen Fayette

Research Analyst III

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1242
cfayette@realestateconsulting.com


Christen handles data collection and report review needs in our Sacramento office.

Prior to joining the team, Christen was an Administrative Assistant at Go Capital and a Legal Assistant for the Law Offices of Steven J. Malberg, Inc.

She graduated from Bella Vista High School and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Biomedical Science.

Christen enjoys playing the piano and the flute/piccolo, going on hikes, and baking when not at work.


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Colby Fitschen

Colby Fitschen

Executive Assistant, People and Culture

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1233
cfitschen@realestateconsulting.com


Colby provides client and business development support and is involved in many new business and client services initiatives.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Colby was a Paraplanner and Licensed Office Professional for Thrivent Financial, and a Business Development Associate for C.W. Driver before that. She has a BA in Political Science from Chapman University.

Colby is a licensed scuba diver, and she has performed at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Outside of the office you can find her at a concert, enjoying the beach, or hiking with her dogs.


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Crystal Sagastume

Crystal Sagastume

Research Analyst II

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1241
csagastume@realestateconsulting.com


As a Research Analyst II, Crystal is part of our data collection and report production team. She helps ensure that our clients receive accurate and timely reports through website updates and report distribution. Crystal also manages client customization and production of the Metro Analysis and Forecast reports.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting Crystal served as the Global Outreach Coordinator and Registrar at Bayside Church and as Admissions Manager at Global Expeditions. She studied Communications at Sacramento City College and Business at the Honor Academy.

In her spare time Crystal enjoys traveling and photography. She hopes to one day travel to all 50 states, and she is currently more than halfway there.


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Dana Kuhn

Dana Kuhn

Director of Quality Control and Training

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7208
dkuhn@realstateconsulting.com


Dana has more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry. He has managed, analyzed and valued a wide variety of residential and commercial real estate projects.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Dana managed mothballed subdivisions acquired during the downturn on behalf of a private equity group. Before that, he headed the Property Valuation department at The Corky McMillin Companies. Over his career, he has become an expert in market research, due diligence, entitlements, financing, construction management, and marketing. As a former commercial real estate appraiser, Dana recognizes that valuation is at the heart of nearly every real estate decision. He shares his experience with students at San Diego State University where he teaches real estate finance and development.

Dana holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in education from San Diego State University.

Much of Dana’s free time goes to San Diego State where he volunteers for extra-curricular real-estate related activities and lives for next season when the Aztec teams will be really good.


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Danielle Nguyen

Danielle Nguyen

Senior Manager, Research

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1247
dnguyen@realestateconsulting.com


Danielle analyzes various housing and economic metrics at the metro, regional, and national level, with a focus on publicly traded homebuilders and single-family rental REITs. She provides in-depth knowledge of the California and Southwest housing markets by evaluating various metrics and emerging trends.

Before graduating and joining the team full time, Danielle began her career with John Burns Real Estate Consulting as an intern for the Demographics department.

Danielle holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

She enjoys spending time with family and trying out new/exciting food.


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Dane Drewry

Dane Drewry

Research Analyst I

Sacramento, CA


ddrewry@realestateconsulting.com


As a Research Analyst I, Dane will collects, reviews, and analyzes data to support our research department.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Dane worked as a Financial Representative at Northwestern Mutual and was a Sales and Marketing Intern with Adumu Safaris while he was in college.

Dane holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Sciences in Economics from the University of California, Davis.

In his free time, Dane plays the piano and enjoys weekend hikes and bike rides with friends.


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David Jarvis

David Jarvis

Principal

Houston, TX

(713) 906-3829
djarvis@realestateconsulting.com


David has more than 25 years of real estate and home building experience in a variety of concentrations including land acquisition and development, land planning, home building, commercial real estate and residential sales.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, David Jarvis worked as Executive Vice President of McAlister Investment Real Estate, a real estate investment firm focused principally on undeveloped land parcels in the metropolitan markets of Texas and the Sun Belt states. David managed McAlister Investment Real Estate acquisitions, coordinates deal structure, and conducted market research. David served as Houston Director for an information technology company where he directed their Houston Advisory service and Consulting Services for the state of Texas.  Additionally, he is a Licensed Broker in the State of Texas.

David holds both the CCIM and MIRM education designations. David received his Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the DePaul University.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time on his boat.


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David Lee

David Lee

Associate, Consulting

San Diego, CA


dlee@realestateconsulting.com


David is responsible for conducting research, analysis, and preparation of a variety of consulting assignments ranging from valuations to market ranking studies.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, he worked as a tutor and as an Associate for Sewang Services, a Southern California HVAC company.

David received his B.S. in Math and Economics from University of California, San Diego.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time hiking and playing video games on his computer and Nintendo Switch.


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Dean Wehrli

Dean Wehrli

Principal

Sacramento, CA

(916) 647-3263
dwehrli@realestateconsulting.com


Dean manages residential and commercial real estate consulting assignments across the country and has deep knowledge of California’s Bay Area, Sacramento, and Central Valley markets as well as Northern Nevada.  He specializes in aggregating housing market trends and conducting primary research, including consumer research, to recommend the product segmentation that will maximize price and absorption for specific target buyer profiles.

Dean is the host of the New Home Insights Podcast, the premiere podcast for insights on the US housing market.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2010, he managed market research consulting assignments for 11 years at several national housing market research firms.

Dean has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.A. in Political Science from Cal State Fullerton, and works in our Sacramento office.

Dean plays basketball when not injured, writes novels and screenplays, and almost always wins at Trivial Pursuit. Almost.


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Deana Vidal

Deana Vidal

Senior Manager, Trend Consulting

(336) 671-0325
dvidal@realestateconsulting.com


Deana focuses on applying our trend tracking, consumer research, and design insights into practical applications and deep, insightful feedback to help companies and communities make impactful decisions.

Deana brings a rich history of research, development, and consumer insights to the team. She has worked with small businesses and startups around the world, developing consumer profiles and research strategies to better understand consumer needs. She was most recently the Business Development Manager for Bassenian Lagoni Architects and Planners.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Architecture (BARCH) from UNC Charlotte

In her free time, Deana stays active by hiking, road cycling, doing yoga, and paddleboarding.


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Devyn Bachman

Devyn Bachman

Senior Vice President, Research

303-956-9881
dbachman@realestateconsulting.com


Devyn monitors for sale and for rent housing markets nationwide, providing clients and associates with the most timely and accurate insights on housing market conditions. She accomplishes this by helping manage our proprietary home builder, real estate agent, single-family rental, and residential land surveys.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2015, Devyn was a Market Intelligence Analyst at Pulte Group, conducting land feasibility analyses and market research for this residential builder/developer.

She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with and emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Real Estate from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Aside from spending time with her family, she enjoys watching hockey and perfecting her yoga practice.


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Don Walker

Don Walker

Managing Principal

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7212
donwalker@jbrec.com


An expert in home-building financials, land development, and commercial construction, Don leads portfolio and valuation assignments, and acts as the final reviewer on most of our consulting reports.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2008, Don worked as General Manager responsible for the operations of all five divisions within the Corky McMillin Companies – a 2,000-unit per-year home builder. During his 12 years there, Don honed his skills in strategic planning, acquisitions, and financial forecasting. Prior to that, Don worked in consulting at KPMG Peat Marwick, where he learned the art and science of evaluating real estate projects and markets.

Don holds a B.S. in Finance and Real Estate from San Diego State University, was a founding member of San Diego State’s Real Estate Advisory Board, and works in our San Diego office.

Don stays active in his free time, enjoying mountain biking, surfing, and fly fishing. He also competes in sprint and long-distance triathlons, completing two Ironman races.


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Dustin Moudy

Dustin Moudy

Vice President, Consulting

Houston, TX

(713) 825-9810
dmoudy@realestateconsulting.com


Dustin oversees a variety of custom consulting assignments across the Southwest, with a focus on single-family for-sale and build-for-rent market feasibility. Dustin helps builder and developer clients determine appropriate product, pricing, absorption, amenities, and other necessary elements to make a project successful.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Dustin supported land acquisition, development, and other investment activities for Houston-based developer, Senterra.

Dustin holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Northeastern State University (Oklahoma) and is a M.S. in Finance candidate at The University of Oklahoma. Dustin is based in our Houston office.

In his free time, Dustin enjoys spending time with family, cooking and watching college football.


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Eaint Zaw

Eaint Zaw

Research Analyst I

Irvine, CA


ezaw@jbrec.com


As a Research Analyst I, Eaint contributes to the data compilation and analysis for our monthly research reports.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Eaint interned at Max Energy and was a Senior Coordinator at Ayeyarwady Center in Yangon, Myanmar.

Eaint holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the Chapman University.

In her free time, Eaint enjoys golf and kickboxing. She recently learned how to snowboard and is currently learning about investing in crypto currency.


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Ed DiCambio

Ed DiCambio

Consultant


edicambio@jbrec.com


Ed is responsible for conducting market research and analyzing housing data trends for custom consulting reports. He researches our proprietary data and design databases and applies insights to individual consulting assignments.

Previously, he worked as a financial analyst TDS Inc., a telecom company out of the Midwest. Prior to that, he worked for Goldman Sachs asset management in the money market securities space.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Arizona State University and his master’s degree in Corporate Finance from SKEMA Business School / Fundação Dom Cabral.

In his free time, Ed loves to play basketball, golf, and ski. Additionally, he is learning to play guitar and just started studying French


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Elizabeth LaJeunesse

Elizabeth LaJeunesse

Manager, Building Products Research

(513) 708-2655
elajeunesse@realestateconsulting.com


As Manager of Building Products Research, Elizabeth oversees and assists with building products consulting assignments and research.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Elizabeth worked as a Senior Research Analyst at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. While there she developed and executed original research, contributed to annual reports, delivered routine presentations, and authored multiple papers/articles (cited in WSJ, NY Times, etc.). She has also worked for the St. Louis Federal Reserve.

She holds a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Spanish from The Ohio State University. Elizabeth also has a Master of Liberal Arts in Management from Harvard University Extension School and a Master of Theological Studies from Boston College.

Elizabeth plays multiple instruments (piano, sax, accordion, clarinet) and she loves to paint, dance and sing.


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Eric Finnigan

Eric Finnigan

Vice President, Research and Demographics


efinnigan@realestateconsulting.com


Eric oversees several research and consulting reports covering the building products space, including the U.S. Remodeler Index. He is based out of Boulder, Colorado.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Eric served as a Vice President of Research & Investment Strategy at Clarion Partners in New York, where he was responsible for spotting commercial real estate investment themes and opportunities for the firm’s institutional clients. Prior to that, he oversaw real estate research, forecasting, and consulting as a Vice President at Rosen Consulting Group in Berkeley, CA. Eric holds an M.A. in Economics from Fordham University.

In his free time, Eric enjoys reading, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and stand-up comedy.


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Eric Freeman

Eric Freeman

Manager, Business Intelligence

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1245
efreeman@realestateconsulting.com


Eric supports and manages database design, development, architecture, modernization and implementation of our SQL database.

He has 15 years of experience working on Microsoft SQL Server and holds a MCTS in Business Intelligence with a strong emphasis on Performance Tuning, ETL and Data Warehousing. Eric is  a former President of the Sacramento SQL Server User Group, and actively speaks at SQL Server events.

In his free time, Eric enjoys camping, BBQ’s, volleyball, bowling and the great outdoors.


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Erik Franks

Erik Franks

Senior Vice President, Research and Technology

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1228
efranks@realestateconsulting.com


Erik manages the integrity of our data for our retainer and custom consulting clients. His dedication to delivering accurate and timely data through customized reports helps our clients understand the current state of the housing industry and the economy, both nationally, and in their specific markets.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2006, Erik served as a partner in a Northern California branch of a mortgage lender and as a branch manager for a residential home improvement company.

Erik holds a B.A. in Business and Communications from the University of California, Davis, and is based in our Sacramento office.

He enjoys traveling, photography, and competes in various distance triathlons, including the 2011 Ironman Switzerland.


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Gabrielle Clunie

Gabrielle Clunie

Instructional Designer

Irvine, CA


gclunie@jbrec.com


Gabrielle is responsible for producing instructional graphics and internal training course content including: videos, simulation activities and project documentation. Gabby is based in our Irvine office.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Gabby was a US History teacher at KIPP Texas. She has also been a Debate teacher at Success Academy in Brooklyn, New York.

Gabby holds a B.A. in Political Science -International Relations from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

In her free time, she loves to either travel to new cities or spend the weekend locally trying out new restaurants in the area with friends. Gabby also really loves writing and spending time down by the beach.


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Grant Wielde

Grant Wielde

Senior Research Analyst

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1269
gwielde@realestateconsulting.com


Grant will be analyzing housing market conditions across the nation. He helps design and build Excel models from the large array of economic data used in our national, regional, and metro-level reports. He also helps ensure data accuracy in our research and reviews historic data to develop forecasts.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, he worked as a Consultant at Carlisle and Company. Most recently he worked at Kelley Blue Book as a Senior Analyst for Residual Values and Industry Forecasting

Grant holds a Bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science from Chapman University

In his free time, Grant likes to BBQ, work out and his hobby is woodworking.


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Heather McCoy

Heather McCoy

Senior Manager, Research and Surveys

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1230
hmccoy@realestateconsulting.com


Heather is responsible for managing the production of our reoccurring research reports and develops and manages the backend of our internal and external surveys. Her focus is on the quality and accuracy of each output, but she also helps coordinate the development and adoption of new processes and tools.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Heather was a Middle Office Operations Specialist at State Street.  In this role, she performed the necessary due diligence to ensure all pricing sources are reviewed, analyzed and compared/contrasted for accuracy before relevant information is released to the Fund Accounting unit and the clients.

She holds a B.S. in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and works in our Sacramento office.

Heather enjoys trying new things, travelling, and being outdoors camping, fishing, and boating.


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Ivan Iova

Ivan Iova

Research Analyst I

Sacramento, CA


iiova@realestateconsulting.com


As a research analyst, Ivan contributes to data compilation and analysis for monthly research reports.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Ivan worked for Oracle as an Auditor on a large project involved in transitioning the old and outdated contracts database to a more modern cloud based system. Prior to that, Ivan was an Operations Specialist II at State Street Bank.

In his free time, Ivan enjoys working on cars and anything with an engine! He also enjoys the outdoors: hiking, biking and boating.


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Jacob Belk

Jacob Belk

Director of Forecasting and Data Science

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1220
jbelk@realestateconsulting.com


As the director of forecasting and analytics for John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Jacob oversees forecasts for 220+ metros along with providing building product consulting clients custom data driven insights into their segments and businesses.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2014, Jacob was a research analyst for a demographic and economic analysis unit of state government.

He holds a dual B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Brigham Young University, and is based in our Sacramento office.

He enjoys spending time with his kids, weightlifting, and home renovation projects.


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Jake Holman

Jake Holman

Quantitative Analyst

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1269
jholman@realestateconsulting.com


As a Quantitative Analyst, Jake is responsible for analyzing, collecting, and preparing data sets, forecasting developing tends, and creating tools to better monitor and forecast national and metro housing trends.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Jake worked as an AP Specialist/Financial Analyst at CMG Financial and as a middle school math teacher before that.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Sonoma State University. In addition, he has a Master of Science in Applied Statistics from California State University, Hayward.

Jake is a very accomplished ping pong player.


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James Mc Keever

James Mc Keever

Research Analyst II


jmckeever@realestateconsulting.com


James analyzes various housing and economic metrics at the metro and regional level for the production of our monthly research reports. He also contributes analysis on national housing trends and forecasts. He is based out of Los Angeles.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, James was a Research Associate on the Regional Analysis and Sustainable Growth and Development Teams for Beacon Economics.

James graduated with honors from the National College of Ireland with a degree in Financial Services and holds a Masters in Economic Growth, Innovation and Spatial Dynamics from Lund University – School of Economics and Management.

In his free time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, singing, podcasts, and reading.


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James Penner

James Penner

Senior Consultant

San Diego, CA

(858) 535-2838
jpenner@realestateconsulting.com


James is responsible for conducting research, analysis, and preparation of a variety of consulting assignments ranging from valuations to market ranking studies.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, James worked for Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, a leading alternative investment firm across energy, real estate, credit, and specialty growth capital, as well as Venture West Funding, a full-service mortgage brokerage firm.

James holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Loyola Marymount University’s Honors Program.

When not at work, James enjoys staying active by surfing, working out, and playing soccer.


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Jay Creighton

Jay Creighton

Associate, Consulting

Dallas, TX


jcreighton@jbrec.com


Jay is responsible for conducting research, analysis, and preparation of a variety of consulting assignments ranging from valuations to market ranking studies.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, he spent time in the great outdoors of Vail, Colorado as a fly fishing guide, ski instructor, and bartender.

He received his B.A. in Economics from Baylor University and his M.B.A. from West Texas A&M University.

Jay’s hobbies include fly fishing, fly tying, skiing and mountain biking!


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Jeff Brazel

Jeff Brazel

Senior Vice President, Consulting

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7217
jbrazel@realestateconsulting.com


As Vice President, Consulting, Jeff is responsible for conducting and managing feasibility studies and other consulting projects and generating consulting opportunities.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2018, he was a Principal of JVB Real Estate Advisors and Senior Vice President, Acquisition and Planning, of The Corky McMillin Companies prior to that. Jeff is based in our San Diego office.

Jeff is a big sports fan and loves the outdoors.


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Jeff Kottmeier

Jeff Kottmeier

Senior Vice President, Consulting

Washington, DC

(202) 815-3080
jkottmeier@realestateconsulting.com


Jeffrey manages many of the company’s consulting valuation assignments. Jeffrey is an expert in business strategy, market forecasting, competitive analysis, and product for residential and commercial real estate. He has authored numerous articles and white papers and received press coverage of his work in Inc., The Washington Post (Capital Business), and Washington Business Journal.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Jeffrey worked at global services firm CBRE as Director of Research & Analysis. Prior to that, he was Director of Research at Cassidy Turley (now Cushman & Wakefield) and was at Centex Homes, where he was regional director of strategy responsible for market analysis, strategic planning, and competitive intelligence.

Jeffrey holds an M.B.A. in International Management from Thunderbird, School of Global Management and a B.A. in Business and German from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. He is based in our Washington, DC office.

In his free time, he loves international travel, cycling (watching the Tour de France and riding off-road), watching his son play soccer, and reading.


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Jenn Gold

Jenn Gold

Sales Operations Analyst

Irvine, CA


jgold@realestateconsulting.com


Jenn oversees the management, distribution, and optimization of leads to the sales team. She also tracks business development metrics, as well as customer and prospect interests.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Jenn spent 7 years with the Girl Scouts of Orange County as a Membership Manager.

Jenn holds a BS in Kinesiology from California State University, Long Beach. Additionally, she holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In her free time, Jenn enjoys hiking, paddle boarding and traveling!


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Jenn Huynh

Jenn Huynh

Sales Development Representative

(949) 870-1229
jhuynh@realestateconsulting.com


Jenn will be responsible for identifying and generating sales opportunities with potential clients.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Jenn spent 15 years in sales working for luxury builders in master-planned communities. Most recently she worked for The New Home Company.

Jenn holds a BA in Communication and Advertising from California State University, Fullerton.

She has a passion for teaching English to international adult students and enjoys hiking, traveling, and trying new things.


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Jenni Nichols

Jenni Nichols

Director, DesignLens

Denver, CO

(720) 328-1530
jnichols@realestateconsulting.com


Jenni manages the DesignLens membership including curating and writing the monthly editions, as well as supporting clients with their design and trend inquiries.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2014, Jenni gathered years of experience in housing market research, marketing, and design support at Bassenian Lagoni Architects.

Jenni holds a B.A. in Theater from California State University, Fullerton. She is based in our Denver office.

While Jenni does not perform anymore, she still loves to go to plays in her free time.


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Jennifer Hwang

Jennifer Hwang

Product Designer


jhwang@realestateconsulting.com


Jennifer is responsible for leading the end-to-end design process of client facing business intelligence dashboards.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Jennifer was a freelance production designer at ChowNow and Caboodle Technologies.  She recently worked as a Product Designer at Wind Design.

Jennifer holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon and a Certificate of Completion from Designlab’s UX Academy.

In her free time, she is an avid reader and loves to knit.


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Jenny Reyes

Jenny Reyes

Production Coordinator


jreyes@realestateconsulting.com


Jenny updates our production schedule to reflect new clients and subscription changes, manages customized report components, and proofreads client emails and deliverables.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Jenny worked for a Refugee Resettlement Organization in Sacramento where she was an Administrative Coordinator and Executive Assistance for the Office Director. Prior to that, she planned and coordinated events and international mission trips for a church.

Jenny studied Business at William Jessup University.

When she was 17, Jenny studied abroad in Italy and has been back several times since!


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Jesse McConnico

Jesse McConnico

Senior Research Analyst


jmcconnico@jbrec.com


Jesse works on our Southeast and Florida market reports, analyzes the multifamily market, and helps with our report videos.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Jesse worked at Costar where she started as a market analyst. She spent her time at Costar writing reports, creating videos and teaching clients about trends she was seeing in the Southeast markets.

Jesse holds a Bachelors in Real Estate from the University of Georgia.

In her free time, Jesse loves creating art (painting/photography/interior decorating), and planning trips to places she’s never been.


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Jody Kahn

Jody Kahn

Senior Vice President, Research

(603) 235-5760
jkahn@realestateconsulting.com


Jody monitors housing markets nationwide, spearheading our builder and land broker surveys, and market ratings.  She specializes in analyzing markets and home building companies with an eye toward strategic planning and raising capital.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2010, Jody served as Vice President for MPKA, a boutique investment banking firm where she participated in 85 builder mergers and acquisitions.  She was also a Loan Analyst for a pension fund advisor, and Director of Information Services for a Houston-based publisher of real estate reports. Jody holds a B. S. in Economics from the University of Houston.

Jody enjoys upcycling trash into art, as well as teaching art at her synagogue’s school. She is also a veteran volunteer for Family Promise, a national faith-based organization that helps transitionally homeless families.


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John Burns

John Burns

Chief Executive Officer

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1210
jburns@realestateconsulting.com


John founded the company to help business executives make informed housing industry investment decisions. The company’s research subscribers receive the most accurate analysis possible to inform their macro investment decisions, and the company’s consulting clients receive specific property and portfolio investment advice designed to maximize profits. The team takes great pride in enabling the profitable development of the best places to live in the world.

John co-authored Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses, a book written to help make demographic trends easier to understand, quantify, and anticipate. 750,000+ people follow John’s LinkedIn Influencer column, 40,000+ subscribe to the company’s newsletter, and the media cited the firm 475+ times in 2021.

Before founding John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2001, John worked at a national consulting firm for 4 years and for 10 years at KPMG Peat Marwick—2 as a CPA and 8 in their Real Estate Consulting practice.

John has a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA, and works in our Irvine, California office.  He has attended home games for all 30 major league baseball teams, and regularly runs the hills in Southern California.


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John Macke

John Macke

Research Analyst II

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1267
jmacke@realestateconsulting.com


John analyzes various housing and economic metrics at the metro and regional level for the production of our monthly research reports. He provides in-depth knowledge of the Southern California housing markets by evaluating various metrics and emerging trends. He also contributes analysis on national housing trends and forecasts. He is based out of our Irvine office.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, John worked at Beacon Economics as a Research Associate on the Regional Analysis and Forecast team.  He has also worked as an Economics and Mathematics Tutor at California State University Northridge.

John holds a Bachelor of Arts, Economics from California State University Northridge, and a Master of Applied Economics from the University of California Los Angeles.

In John’s free time, he enjoys going to the beach, swimming, surfing, and hiking.  In addition, he loves reading and cooking.


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Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones

Senior Business Intelligence Developer

Sacramento, CA


jjones@realestateconsulting.com


Joshua is an expert database programmer responsible for the design, management, and maintenance of the company’s extensive data warehouse.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Joshua was a Senior Data Scientist with Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) where he supported the US Army G-1 (Human Resources) as a Tableau Developer. Most recently he worked as a Senior Consultant with Analytica Consulting where he developed and managed over 130 Tableau dashboards for the CA Department of Public Health (CDPH).

He holds a BS in Business Administration, Accounting and a MBA from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

In his free time Joshua likes cooking, exercising, and playing tennis.


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Josh Kirby

Josh Kirby

Research Analyst III

(949) 870-1236
jkirby@realestateconsulting.com


As a Research Analyst III, Josh contributes to the data compilation and analysis for monthly research reports. He is based out of our Folsom office.

Josh worked as an Analyst for Farm Credit West prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting.  He worked with analytics related to risk in the loan portfolio.

Josh holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance, with a minor in Economics, from the University of Nevada, Reno.  He also earned his Master of Business Administration form California State University, Sacramento.

Josh enjoys being outdoors, including snowboarding, hiking and camping in his free time.


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JT Graham

JT Graham

Consultant

Houston, TX


jgraham@realestateconsulting.com


JT focuses on residential real estate market research and analysis for custom consulting assignments working out of our Houston, TX office.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, JT worked was Co-Founder of Howdy Laundry LLC and most recently was a Managing Member of DFW Certified Commercial Services.

JT holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University.

In his free time, JT can be found playing rugby or if at home he enjoys reading and cooking.


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Kaitlyn Schultz

Kaitlyn Schultz

Associate Editor

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1265
kschultz@realestateconsulting.com


Kaitlyn edits Research analysis and helps manage the production of client reports.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Kaitlyn was an Associate Editor at UC Press.   Previously she was an Editor in chief of The Heuristic Squelch, a satire magazine.

Kaitlyn has a B.A. in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on the creation of the contemporary novel from the University of California, Berkeley.  She also completed the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University. 

In Kaitlyn’s spare time, she enjoys writing, gardening and playing the banjo.


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Kathy Ayuyao

Kathy Ayuyao

Vice President, Human Resources

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1219
kayuyao@realestateconsulting.com


Kathy in in charge of the People Operations, where she strives to continually strengthen our team. She also coordinates our internal and client events.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2011, Kathy gathered years of experience in employee relations, recruiting, and employee training at Kaiser Permanente and Family Restaurants, Inc.

Kathy studied Public Administration at the University of Southern California.

In her free time, Kathy enjoys reading and cooking.


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Kaylin Czajkowski

Kaylin Czajkowski

Manager, Consulting

Boca Raton, FL

(954) 851-3258
kczajkowski@realestateconsulting.com


Kaylin focuses on real estate market research and analysis in the Southeast. She is responsible for conducting fieldwork, demographic and location analytics, and preparing custom consulting assignments.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, she worked as a Marketing Manager at Beurer North America and later joined the Category Management team at Chewy.

Kaylin holds a B.S. in Marketing from Florida State University and works in our Boca Raton office.

In her free time, Kaylin enjoys live music, traveling, and staying active – whether it be going for walks with her dog, running, or attending Orange Theory Fitness classes.


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Kellie Sanchez

Kellie Sanchez

Senior Business Intelligence Developer

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1229
ksanchez@realestateconsulting.com


Kellie is an expert database programmer responsible for the design, management, and maintenance of the company’s extensive data warehouse. Her expertise in developing and managing databases, as well as report writing, allows us to deliver timely, accurate, and concise data and analysis to our executive clients.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2005, Kellie was a database/programmer consultant responsible for analyzing data capturing and reporting methods, as well as introducing more efficient methods of streamlining processes for clients such as The Money Store and Campbell’s Soup.

Kellie holds certifications from Oracle and Microsoft as a Database Administrator, and is based in our Sacramento office.

Artistic pursuits occupy Kellie’s spare time. She enjoys working in a variety of mediums, including acrylic painting, ceramics, and fused glass.


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Kelly Phillips

Kelly Phillips

Associate, Research

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1259
kphillips@realestateconsulting.com


Kelly is responsible for managing the daily operations of our Folsom office and supporting research analysis, production, and distribution of our monthly research reports.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Kelly worked as an office manager for a State Farm office.  Most recently, she was an office and community manager for Granite City Coworking.  She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Simpson University. 

In her spare time Kelly enjoys cooking and eating with friends.  She also likes to play the guitar and ukulele.


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Kelly Smit

Kelly Smit

Senior Associate, Consulting

San Diego, CA


ksmit@realestateconsulting.com


Kelly is responsible for the preparation of consulting assignments, including compilation and analysis of market data, fieldwork and preparation of market reports. She is based in our San Diego office.

She previously worked at Criteo in New York and most recently as a Project Manager at Arrive in Seattle.

Kelly holds a B.S in Exercise Sports Science form Concordia University Irvine and a M.S in Integrative Wellness from Point Loma Nazarene University.

Kelly loves being on the water and doing all types of water activities, playing competitive basketball, hiking and being outside.


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Ken Perlman

Ken Perlman

Managing Principal

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7214
kperlman@realestateconsulting.com


Ken has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. He has directed analyses of residential and commercial projects throughout the US, including master-planned communities, active adult housing, high-rise development, urban projects, and commercial and retail developments.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2010, Ken was Vice President with a San Diego market research team and a Senior Analyst with a national housing market analysis firm. He began his career as a residential land broker with Grubb & Ellis.

Ken holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the University of San Diego, and is based in our San Diego office.

In his off-hours, Ken enjoys coaching his boys in youth sports.


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Kevin Dixon

Kevin Dixon

Consultant

San Diego, CA


kdixon@realestateconsulting.com


Kevin is responsible for conducting market research and analyzing housing data trends for custom consulting reports. He researches our proprietary data and design databases and applies insights to individual consulting assignments.

Previously, he worked as a Financial Analyst for the San Diego Credit Union and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Kevin holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Villanova University.

In his free time, Kevin enjoys playing basketball, golfing, surfing, hiking and traveling.


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Kristen Angle

Kristen Angle

Senior Vice President, Client Relations

(949) 870-1252
kangle@jbrec.com


Kristen is responsible for our sales improvement, client service, and operational efficiency strategies.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Kristen spent 10 years building the account management and client service team at Green Street. In her last role, she was a Senior Vice President & Head of Strategic Accounts, responsible for managing roughly $40M in research subscription ARR, 600+ client relationships, and 10 account managers across the US and Europe.

Kristen holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Chapman University.

Most of Kristen’s free time is spent with her two children. When she is not in mom mode, Kristen enjoys reading, trying new restaurants with her husband Brad, and spending time with friends.


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Kristin Matthews

Kristin Matthews

Vice President, Consulting

Salt Lake City, UT

801-878-7532
kmatthews@realestateconsulting.com


Kristin provides market research and analysis for custom consulting assignments, with a particular expertise in statistical analytics and competitive analysis.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate consulting in 2013, Kristin was a Market Insights Regional Manager at The Ryness Company and was a Manager of Consumer Research at Kelley Blue Book.

Kristin holds an M.A. in Economics from San Diego State University and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Utah, and is based in Salt Lake City.


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Kylie Raposa

Kylie Raposa

Senior Manager, Client Relations and Building Products


kraposa@realestateconsulting.com


Kylie supports custom market research efforts at John Burns including due diligence, voice of customer, and a variety of other research topics for US building products companies. She also helps support the development and publication of several quarterly reports in the building products segment of John Burns Real Estate Consulting including our quarterly Kitchen and Bath Market Index and US Remodeling Industry reports. Kylie is based out of Tampa, FL.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Kylie most recently worked at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers as a Market Research Analyst.  She has also worked as a Marketing Manager for a marketing agency and as a Market Intelligence Analyst, Architectural for Masonite International.

Kylie holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Tampa.  She is currently working on her MBA through the University of South Dakota.

In her spare time, Kylie enjoys outdoor activity, exercising, watching football, and hanging out with her dog.


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Kollin Mendoza

Kollin Mendoza

Research Analyst II


kmendoza@realestateconsulting.com


Kollin works as a Research Analyst II in our Sacramento office where he contributes to the data compilation and analysis for monthly research reports.

Kollin most recently worked as a Research Analyst at Economic & Planning Systems Inc. (aka EPS), an urban economics consulting firm. Prior to that, he was a special event manager and valet for Signature Parking in Santa Barbara. Kollin holds his B.A. in Physics and Economics and a minor in Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

In his free time, Kollin spends his free time exploring Sacramento and its surrounding areas, cooking, trying new restaurants, playing video games, reading nonfiction books, programming in Python, and hanging out with his cat Honey Bee.


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Lesley Deutch

Lesley Deutch

Managing Principal

(561) 998-5814
ldeutch@realestateconsulting.com


Lesley Deutch leads all custom consulting projects in the Southeast. She has more than 25 years of experience consulting with executives in the finance and real estate industries throughout North America. She works across a wide spectrum of industries including apartments, for-sale housing, high-rise development, urban projects, single-family rental, building products and commercial developments.

Previously, she spent eight years on Wall Street working in public finance for Lehman Brothers and as a Vice President in the Global Real Estate division of Bankers Trust and Deutsche Bank, where she authored reports on real estate and economic conditions in the major US metropolitan areas and conducted due diligence for the investment bank, the CMBS team, and the Deutsche Bank Mezzanine Fund. She then moved to the research team at RREEF (owned by Deutsche Bank), writing quarterly updates on RREEF’s existing properties and due diligence reports for acquisitions on the East Coast.

Lesley holds a B.S. from the Wharton School and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

In her free time, Lesley enjoys running, cooking and spending time with her family.


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Liz Rhee

Liz Rhee

Manager, Product and Innovation

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1266
lrhee@realestateconsulting.com


Liz facilitates and manages innovation by developing strategies, conducting research, and generating requirements to ensure our leading market research product lineup remains forward-thinking and ever evolving. She identifies opportunities for direct product improvements and ensures our products grow continuously more valuable to our clients.

Prior to joining the team at John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2015, she gathered experience as a public relations assistant with a public affairs firm in Sacramento, and as a multimedia and marketing coordinator for the University of California, Davis Athletics Department.

She holds a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Psychology from the University of California, Davis.

When not at work you can find her cheering on her favorite NBA team, discovering hidden coffee shops, or hula dancing at her Hawaiian studio.


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Maegan Sherlock

Maegan Sherlock

Research Analyst II


msherlock@realestateconsulting.com


As a research analyst for the New Home Trends Institute, Maegan is responsible for collecting information to support analysis, compile and analyze data. She is located in Liverpool, NY.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Meagan has worked for Oxford University Press as a Development Editor. 

She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Marist College. 

In her free time, Maegan loves to cook and bake. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding around Central New York as well as in the Catskills and Hudson Valley.

 


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Mary Katherine Miller

Mary Katherine Miller

Senior Associate, Consulting

Boca Raton, FL

(864) 323-5487
mkmiller@realestateconsulting.com


Mary Katherine works as a Senior Associate in our Boca Raton office where she conducts custom consulting reports through field work and analysis of demographic, economic, and housing market trends. Mary Katherine specializes in data analytics, demographic research, and economic market analysis. Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, she served as a graduate data analyst for the Economics Department at Clemson University.

Mary Katherine attended Clemson University where she earned her Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics degrees.

In her free time, Mary Katherine enjoys going for runs on the beach, spending time with friends, and traveling. Her favorite part about living in South Florida is being able to enjoy the sunshine year-round.


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Matt Billingsley

Matt Billingsley

Associate, Consulting

Portland, OR

(503) 302-6773
mbillingsley@realestateconsulting.com


Matt is responsible for conducting research, analysis, and preparation of a variety of consulting assignments ranging from valuations to market ranking studies.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, he was a corporate Development Analyst at Bookbyte.  In addition he worked in investor relations at Electronic Arts.

Matt holds a B.A.  in Economics as well as a MBA  from Willamette University.

Matt played college basketball while attending college.  He likes to cook, travel and stay active in his spare time.


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Matt Klinger

Matt Klinger

Manager, Building Products Research

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1267
mklinger@realestateconsulting.com


As a Senior Research Analyst, Matt collects information to support analysis and compiles and analyzes data for monthly research reports on building products.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, he worked as as an engineer at Karagozian & Case and as a structural engineer at Stantec.

Matt holds a B.S. in Civil Engeering from the University of Texas at Austin, a M.S. in Structural Engineering form Stanford University, and a MBA from the University of California, Irvine. He is based in our Irvine, CA office.

Outside of the office, Matt is a PADI open water certified scuba diver and enjoys traveling and discovering new dive sites. His favorite thus far was in Phuket, Thailand.


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Matt Saunders

Matt Saunders

Senior Vice President, Building Products Research

(773) 595-6139
msaunders@realestateconsulting.com


Matt leads analysis on some of the toughest building product topics in the country, including product-level insights for our forecasts.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Matt worked as the Senior Manager Economic and Market Analytics for Fortune Brands Home and Security.  There he led econometric forecasting and research which drove the market outlook process.  Most recently he was the Senior Manager Economic Planning for TTX Company where he led modeling and forecasts of North American intermodal rail loadings and provided updates to stakeholders on economic conditions.

Matt has a BA (Honors) in Economics and a MA in Economics and Finance from the University of Alberta.   He is a CFA® charterholder, a Certified Business Economist® (CBE)  and has a Graduate Certificate (with distinction) from the Harvard Business Analytics Program.

In his free time, Matt enjoys watching and playing basketball.


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Michael Rudolf

Michael Rudolf

Associate, Consulting

Houston, TX

(979) 997-9129
mrudolf@realestateconsulting.com


Michael is responsible for conducting research, analysis, and preparation of a variety of consulting assignments ranging from valuations to market ranking studies. He is based out of our Houston office.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Michael has worked at Texas A&M Math Learning Center as a calculus tutor and at Texas A&M Tops Grant Virtual Math Learning Center Project.

He holds a BS in Political Science from the Texas A&M University. Michael works in Houston, TX

In his free time, Michael enjoys biking around town, mountain biking at state parks, and playing tennis. He also likes traveling and cooking.


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Michalina Maka Longo

Michalina Maka Longo

Vice President, Growth Strategies


mmlongo@realestateconsulting.com


Michalina drives innovation by designing and overseeing a world-class strategic planning process, as well as collaborating with our team and clients to identify growth and innovation opportunities for them.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Michalina worked for LIXIL Americas focusing on decorative kitchen and bath plumbing products as well as smart home and water technology innovation. She also spent the last three years volunteering at HIRI’s Board of Directors, helping them define strategic direction and enhance member value.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Brunel University in London, UK. Michalina remotely continued her education in her specialty area through ongoing course work including Strategic Management and Innovation from the University of Copenhagen.

In her free time, Michalina enjoys baking from scratch! She also enjoys yoga, Pilates and tai chi, which she has been practicing for 15 years.


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Mikaela Arroyo

Mikaela Arroyo

Director, New Home Trends Institute & Chief of Staff

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1203
marroyo@realestateconsulting.com


Mikaela manages trend research for the New Home Trends Institute, conducting monthly surveys of consumers and industry professionals to better understand housing pain points and desires. As the team’s resident Trend Watcher, Mikaela scours countless publications to discover compelling consumer and design trends.

Before graduating from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Business Economics and joining the team full time, Mikaela began her career with John Burns Real Estate Consulting as an intern for both the Demographics and Marketing departments.

Aside from spending time with family, she enjoys baking and decorating cakes.


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Mike Gerran

Mike Gerran

Director of Quality Control


mgerran@realestateconsulting.com


Mike conducts peer reviews to market studies before they go to clients, provides training, implements process improvements, and works on feasibility analysis.

Mike has 15 years of real estate experience. He spent 10 of those years in institutional commercial real estate, including working with two publicly traded REITs. He has also worked as a senior data analyst at LivWell Enlightened Health and most recently as a valuation’s supervisor at Computershare.

He has a B.S. in landscape architecture from Temple University and a M.S. in real estate from John Hopkins University.

In his free time, Mike enjoys hiking, cooking, traveling and playing guitar.


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Nicole Stadick

Nicole Stadick

Research Analyst II

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1211
nstadick@jbrec.com


Nicole analyzes various housing and economic metrics at the metro and regional level for the production of our monthly research reports. She provides in-depth knowledge of the Midwest housing markets by evaluating various metrics and emerging trends.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Nicole worked as a Property Management Associate at McCarthy Cook and Company and a Brand Strategy Coordinator at INK Agency. 

Nicole  holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine.

She enjoys writing articles on leadership development and personal growth. 


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Oliver Radvin

Oliver Radvin

Senior Vice President, Consulting

(239) 287-7240
oradvin@realestateconsulting.com


Oliver has over eight years of experience in commercial and residential real estate in the Southeast with a focus on location analytics, demographic research, market analysis, and computer cartography. Oliver works on a variety of custom consulting assignments which involve real estate market research and strategic planning. Currently, Oliver serves as a member of the ULI Florida Urban Development/Mixed-Use Product Council.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Oliver worked for a commercial real estate firm which specialized in trade area analysis and market penetration strategy, representing several national and regional tenants in major markets throughout the Southeast. Oliver received a bachelor’s degree in Geography and a post-graduate GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Certification from Florida State University. He is based in our Boca Raton, Florida office.

Oliver has played ice hockey his entire life—throughout high school, college, and currently with adult leagues.


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Pawan Thampi

Pawan Thampi

Vice President, Building Products Consulting

Chicago, IL

(513) 226-0732
pthampi@realestateconsulting.com


Pawan manages our building products consulting assignments. He is based out of Chicago, IL.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Pawan was Director of Mortgage Strategy for TransUnion. He also spent time as the Director of Corporate Strategy for Fortune Brands Home & Security.

Pawan holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

In his free time, he enjoys learning new languages through YouTube tutorials and foreign language films.


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Rachel Bresemann

Rachel Bresemann

Manager, Data & Development

Boca Raton, FL

(425) 829-9855
rbresemann@realestateconsulting.com


Rachel has expertise in data mining, data manipulation, and data visualization. She is responsible for developing data layouts, implementing data viewing tools, and improving the reporting processes for our East Coast Consulting team.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, she worked as a Marketing Production Assistant with Senders Wines and as a Vendor Specialist at Chewy.

Rachel attended the University of California Davis, where she earned a BS in Managerial Economics (with an emphasis in Business Economics), a BA in Cinema and Digital Media, and a minor in Global and International Studies.

In her free time, Rachel likes to visit the beach, go to movies, and travel. She visited all 50 states before starting college and is striving to someday visit all 7 continents. She also likes adventure sports like skiing, bungee jumping, and river rafting.


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Reid Randall

Reid Randall

Senior Consultant

San Diego, CA


rrandall@realestateconsulting.com


Reid assists with consulting assignments and research projects, including compilation and analysis of market data, fieldwork, preparation of market reports, etc.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Reid worked as a Lending Consultant at Mulligan and an Economic Analyst for as a Consultant. Most recently he worked at Insight Economics as an Associate.

Reid holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from Boston University.

In his free time, Reid plays semi-professional lacrosse and surfs as wells a builds surfboards.


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Richard Mones

Richard Mones

Director of Marketing

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1222
rmones@realestateconsulting.com


Richard manages, implements, and integrates all marketing efforts for the company. He focuses on enhancing business growth through brand equity and awareness.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2013, Richard was a part of marketing teams for UC Irvine Extension and Campus Recreation.

Richard holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, and works in our Irvine office.

Richard is an avid Lakers fan, enjoys photography, and was once on a competitive hip hop dance team in college.


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Rick Palacios Jr

Rick Palacios Jr

Managing Principal, Director of Research

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1244
rpalacios@realestateconsulting.com


Rick oversees all research pertaining to the US economy, for sale housing and rental market.

Rick has 15 years of experience in residential real estate and economic research, originally joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2006, and then re-joined the company in 2014 after working as a home builder Equity Research Associate at Morgan Stanley in New York. He has also worked as an Analyst at the Milken Institute, an economic think tank.

Rick holds a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.S. in Real Estate Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics, and works in our Irvine office.

In his free time, Rick loves to travel.

 


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Rob Flint

Rob Flint

Manager, Business Intelligence Development

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1258
rflint@realestateconsulting.com


Rob is responsible for designing, developing, managing, and providing best practices guidance for our business analytics capabilities using Tableau and other reporting software.

Prior to joining the team, he worked at Blue Shield of California for nine and a half years where he helped build and develop their Tableau Server as an enterprise solution for Reporting and Analytics. Rob is Tableau Desktop Certified and has been developing in Tableau for seven years.

He holds an A.A. in Journalism and Media from Darlington College in Darlington, England.

In his free time Rob likes to golf, play soccer, and take his kids to the movies.


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Rose Saludo

Rose Saludo

Manager, Client Relations

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1261
rsaludo@realestateconsulting.com


Rose provides client and business development support and is involved in many new business and client services initiatives.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, she worked as a front desk receptionist at a mental health clinic; prior to that, she was a project coordinator at SAS Safety Corp.

She earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from UC Irvine with a minor in Art History.

In her free time, Rose enjoys reading, music, crafting, and hiking.


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Saher Naimi

Saher Naimi

Client Services Specialist

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1232
snaimi@realestateconsulting.com


As a Client Services Specialist, Saher supports the Client Services team and helping ensure all our client information is kept up to date.  She is based out of the Irvine office.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Saher worked as a behavior interventionist for kids with autism and worked as a marketing intern.

Saher holds degree in International Business and a minor in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego.

During her free time, Saher loves being outdoors at the beach, going on walks or riding bikes.  She also enjoys kickboxing.


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Samuel Sion

Samuel Sion

Associate, Consulting

Houston, TX


ssion@realestateconsulting.com


Samuel is responsible for conducting research, analysis, and preparation of a variety of consulting assignments ranging from valuations to market ranking studies. He is based out of Salt Lake City, UT.

Samuel most recently worked as a Logistics Assistant for BYU Physical Facilities and as an Acquisitions Analyst Intern for TENTH Network.

He holds a BS in Finance from Brigham Young University.

In his free time, Samuel enjoys visiting National Parks, camping, hiking, and going to the gym.


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Sara Wilson

Sara Wilson

Data and Development Analyst

Boca Raton, FL


swilson@jbrec.com


Sara manages consulting dashboards and supports the production of our consulting reports. She also oversees and implements data layouts, tools, templates and processes. Sara is based in our Boca Raton office.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Sara spent seven years as a Lab Manager at Florida International University.

Sara holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of South Florida and an M.S. in Marine Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

In her free time, Sara enjoys DIY home renovation projects and running with her miniature schnauzer, Foquito. She has also spent more than 200 hours under water.


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Sean Wong

Sean Wong

Marketing Specialist, Events

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1256
swong@realestateconsulting.com


Sean is responsible for the marketing aspects of all our virtual and in-person events.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Sean worked for Campus Outreach San Diego. Prior to that, he worked at The Disneyland Resort where he became an accredited customer service professional.

He holds a B.Sc. in Marketing from San Diego State University.

In his free time, Sean enjoys connecting and engaging over food or competing in some sort of sport. He also loves to cooking and enjoys sharing his creations with others.


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Scott Wild

Scott Wild

Senior Vice President, Consulting

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7223
swild@realestateconsulting.com


Scott has more than a decade of experience working in many aspects of the real estate and development industry. He began his career with K. Hovnanian Homes and served as the Inland Empire market analyst before managing new home communities in North LA and Bakersfield. Prior to joining JBREC, Scott was vice president of a consulting and development firm where he managed project analysis and onsite operations throughout the southwestern US for over five years.

Scott holds a B.A in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from California State University, Fullerton and is based in our San Diego office.

When not confined to the office, Scott is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys exploring the California Coast, hiking and camping in the mountains and deserts, and deep sea fishing. Scott grew up in the Midwest and is a lifelong Chicago Bears fan.


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Shelly Chen

Shelly Chen

Senior Consultant

Sacramento, CA

(916) 753-4631
schen@realestateconsulting.com


Shelly is responsible for conducting research, analysis, and preparation of a variety of consulting assignments ranging from valuations to market ranking studies.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, she worked at KPMG in their real estate valuation practice.  She also worked for Cushman & Wakefield working in their appraisal practice.

Shelly holds a BS in Real Estate from San Diego State University.

In her free time she enjoys doing pottery.


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Steve Basham

Steve Basham

Senior Consultant

San Diego, CA

(310) 571-8417
sbasham@realestateconsulting.com


Steve is responsible for preparation of consulting assignments, including compilation and analysis of market data, fieldwork, and preparation of market data. He is based out of our San Diego office.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Steve spent the last 15 years working for CoStar. His most recent position there was a Managing Analyst.

Steve holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland. In addition, he earned his M.S. in Homeland Security from San Diego State University.

In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking and gardening. 


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Steve Dutra

Steve Dutra

Chief Information Officer

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1227
sdutra@realestateconsulting.com


Steve manages data collection and integrity for the 350-plus housing markets in the country and is well known for his fierce, unyielding drive toward data integrity. He applies more than 20 years’ experience in information management and data collection in the housing industry to the task.

Before John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2005, Steve was a Director for a national housing market research firm, where he specialized in custom research and analysis. He is also well-versed in product development, GIS analysis, property evaluation, and training.

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Syed Saaim

Syed Saaim

Client Relations Specialist

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1268
ssaaim@realestateconsulting.com


Syed supports the Client Services team with events and keeps client information up to date.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Syed spent the last five years as an Account Manager. He comes to us from a small company that resells Oracle Full suite of software to small and medium sized companies,

He holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in IT from both Cal Poly Pomona and Colorado Technical University

In his free time, Syed chooses to spend time with family and take road trips.


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Ted Beam

Ted Beam

Senior Manager, Editorial

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1251
tbeam@realestateconsulting.com


Ted manages the editorial production of our research publications. His responsibilities include editing, assembling, and proofreading exhibits from our data team and copy from our analysts.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2012, Ted was a Production Manager at Global Experience Specialists, where he was responsible for concept development, client proposals, script writing, and writing copy for promotional videos and literature. He also previously worked as a Writer/Editor for Cogent Systems, where he wrote user documentation and edited marketing copy for product brochures and customer communications.

Ted holds a B.A. in English from the University of Houston Honors College and is based in our Sacramento office.

When not thumbing through his well-used copy of The Chicago Manual of Style, Ted enjoys writing songs and making music.


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Tracey Peyton

Tracey Peyton

Chief Culture and Career Officer

Irvine, CA

(949) 870-1263
tpeyton@realestateconsulting.com


We at JBREC recognize the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our purpose. Tracey specializes in driving company culture that assures a client focused, high performing, and engaged team that operates in accordance with our P.A.L.S. values.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Tracey was the Director of Training and Development for Kareo and Head of Human Resources for Security First Corp. In these roles, she focused on organizational health, training and development, talent acquisition, performance management, and employee engagement.

Tracey holds a BA in Political Science and an MPA (Master’s in Public Administration) with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development from California State University, Fullerton. She is based in our Irvine office.

Tracey was formerly a competitive gymnast and soccer player, but today she is happy in the stands or on the sidelines cheering for one of her four boys.


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Trevor Tetzlaff

Trevor Tetzlaff

Director, Data Insights

Sacramento, CA

(949) 870-1248
ttetzlaff@realestateconsulting.com


Trevor works to produce meaningful research that is both reflective and forward-looking, for the purpose of informing real estate industry leaders about market trends and potential opportunities. Trevor manages proprietary indexes, which can include loading and auditing new data on a monthly basis and/or improving methodologies. He also performs ad hoc analysis and report building for clients and internal leaders. To stay abreast of the real estate space, Trevor researches new and existing data to gain insight or improve current reporting and understanding.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2018, Trevor worked in the Research Department for Comcast doing various levels of analytics, both local and national.

He earned his B.A. in Mathematics from San Francisco State University.

Outside of work, Trevor enjoys traveling with his family and watching football when it’s in-season.


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Will Frank

Will Frank

Senior Vice President, Consulting

San Diego, CA

(858) 281-7219
wfrank@realestateconsulting.com


Will manages many of the company’s consulting valuation assignments. With more than a decade of experience, Will is an expert in real estate financial modeling and evaluating corporate financial information. His experience includes managing all financial aspects of due diligence and acquisitions for home building neighborhoods and master-planned communities.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2012, Will served as Vice President of Finance for The Corky McMillin Companies, managing all financial aspects of due diligence and acquisitions, included business plan modeling, investor structures, and financial modeling for land development and residential home building projects.

Will holds a B.S. in Business Administration, Management from San Diego State University, and is based in our San Diego office.

When not pouring over financial models, Will enjoys hiking, surfing and gardening.


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Xiao Zeng

Xiao Zeng

Graphic Designer

Irvine, CA


xzeng@realestateconsulting.com


Xiao is responsible for the design, branding, and production of company collateral and graphics as part of our Marketing team.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, she was an in-house graphic designer for Tawa Inc. (99 Ranch Market).

Xiao holds a B.S. in Computer Art from SUNY Oneonta

In her free time she enjoys hiking and walking along the beaches. When not hiking, she enjoys painting and watching dramas.


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Zak Nyberg

Zak Nyberg

Senior Manager, Consulting

(772) 501-0616
znyberg@realestateconsulting.com


Zak is responsible for preparing consulting assignments and research projects, including compilation and analysis of market data, conducting fieldwork, and putting together market reports.

Prior to joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting, he was an accounting associate at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in Tallahassee.

Zak holds a BS in Finance and Management from Florida State University.

In his spare time, Zachary enjoys the outdoors, working out, cooking, traveling, and investing.


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