Brad Hunter, Managing Director, has been a consultant to developers, land owners, land investors, private equity firms, hedge funds, homebuilders, and other businesses for 33 years. Brad has performed studies on a wide range of property types, including single-family, mixed-use developments, transit-oriented design (TOD) projects, condominium high-rises, rental apartment buildings, affordable housing, TND communities, rental conversions, townhomes, and master-planned communities throughout the U.S.
Brad was formerly the head of Metrostudy’s nationwide consulting department and there he directed study work on hundreds of site-specific MPC and subdivision studies as well as strategic multi-region studies. He is a regularly featured speaker at conferences and industry conventions, was a frequent guest on news broadcasts (CNBC, Bloomberg News, The Nightly Business Report, and others), and is cited frequently in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and dozens of other publications. He delivers presentations at national conferences regarding the real estate markets and the latest shifts in developer strategy. He provides advice and targeted forecasts to the institutional investment community as well as to residential developers and builders.
Brad started out his career in the 1980s as a regional economist at DRI/McGraw-Hill (now called Global Insights), tracking and forecasting local economies and the demand for new, becoming the chief economist at Goodkin Research in the late 1990s. In the 1990s and 2000s and through the bubble and the crash he focused on real estate supply and demand and how that translates into optimal developer strategies. While at Metrostudy, Brad pointed to indicators that warned his clients to beware of a downturn more than two years before the market hit the peak, and then advised land-fund clients to buy raw land aggressively in 2009-2011 when there were bargains to be had.
Brad is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and has been a guest lecturer at Harvard and other institutions.