New Home Insights Podcast Episode 3: JBREC Team | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Episode 3: The Millennial Perception of Homeownership

For episode 3 of our New Home Insights Podcast, Dean talks with three millennials from John Burns Real Estate Consulting on their generation’s perception of the housing market.

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Featured Guests

Kate Seabaugh, Research Manager, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Kate monitors economic and housing data to forecast single-family and multifamily markets on metro, regional, and national levels. She also provides in-depth knowledge of the Midwest housing markets to our reports.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2016, Kate was a Portfolio Associate at PIMCO working extensively with portfolio managers to monitor and manage risks in the firm’s various hedge funds and to implement desired investment strategies. Prior to PIMCO, she worked as an Energy Derivatives Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities building relationships with clients and assisting in their risk management programs. She works in the Irvine office.

Kate holds a M.Eng. from Cornell University with a concentration in Financial Engineering and a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Connecticut, where she was also a scholarship member of the Division I Women’s Volleyball Team.

Kate enjoys traveling to various “bucket list” locations and National Parks in the US and abroad.

Email | (949) 870-1211


Mikaela Sharp, Consultant, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Mikaela collects and analyzes data for compelling and timely demographic research. She also supports the Marketing team toward building the company’s demographic brand.

Before becoming a Research Analyst, Mikaela began her career with John Burns Real Estate Consulting as an intern for both the Demographics and Marketing departments.

Mikaela holds a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Irvine.

She enjoys spending her spare time baking and decorating cakes, and exploring new hikes.

Email | (949) 870-1203


Kyle Zierer, Consulting Manager, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Kyle focuses on residential real estate market research and analysis for custom consulting assignments. He is also an expert with housing demand and coordinates JBREC’s life stage demand model.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2012, Kyle gained experience in new home construction research as a Research Associate for a national housing market analysis firm.

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

In his free time, Kyle can be found on the water fly fishing, or on land dirt biking.

Email | (949) 870-1235



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