The housing market entered 2020 with momentum as homebuyers were enthusiastic about low mortgage rates and the multifamily market continued its expansion. The sudden shock brought on by COVID-19 is impacting the housing market and wider economy as uncertainty and layoffs defer decision making. Our exploration will help you as you build the playbook in real-time to navigate through today’s marketplace.
Tim Sullivan is a 37-year veteran of the housing industry. As the Senior Managing Principal of Meyers Research/Metrostudy, Tim is an expert at analyzing and connecting economic shifts, housing market trends and consumer preferences. His focus is to define how those factors dictate the creation of great homes, communities and places. Tim’s client base includes homebuilders, land developers and capital sources and he has worked in at least 75 metro areas in the past 10 years. He is past chair of ULI’s National Residential Council and is currently serving on the National Community Development Council. He also holds a MIRM (Member of the Institute of Residential Marketing) from the National Association of Homebuilders and was elected to the California Homebuilding Hall of Fame in 2016.
Ali Wolf is the Chief Economist for Meyers Research. As head of the Economics Department, Ali manages and analyzes the content for Zonda, provides data analytics, runs special research projects, and does presentations across the country on topics spanning both the housing market and the wider economy. Ali has focused a lot of her career on understanding prior recessions and led the charge on ‘Millennials' discussing Millennials’ in the homebuilding space. Ali holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University in Economics and a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics in Real Estate Economics and Finance.