New Home Insights Podcast Episode 75: Chris Porter | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

Episode 75: How Many Homes Are Enough?

Chris Porter, JBREC’s own Chief Demographer and co-author of Big Shifts Ahead, joins the podcast to discuss how long-term demographic trends are ultimately going to shape the demand for housing. Chris shares some insights and findings from our latest white paper, which is a deep-dive on how much the US housing market is undersupplied and what would be a reasonable amount of construction to bring the US into balance.


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Featured Guest

Chris Porter, SVP and Chief Demographer, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

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 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 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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