Chief Executive Officer
Witten Advisors, LLC

Ryan Davis serves as Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Ryan provides fact-based research, analysis and discussion to help clients formulate their apartment market strategies. This insight informs investment decisions for multifamily development and buy/sell opportunities. Experience: After completing his Ph.D. program, Ryan joined Witten Advisors. Previously, Ryan was Vice President of Royal Bank of Canada’s Capital Markets division where he was responsible for originating, underwriting and closing multifamily and commercial mortgages for inclusion in CMBS pools and for sale to Fannie and Freddie. Before RBC, Ryan was a Director at BMC Capital, a multifamily and commercial mortgage-banking firm. Industry Involvement: Ryan has been a keynote speaker at industry conferences and co-presents all client updates with Ron Witten. He is a member of Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Multifamily Gold Council, ULI North Texas’ Multifamily Council, ULI North Texas’ Center for Leadership Program, and the National Multifamily Housing Council. Ryan is past president of the DFW Association for Business Economics and currently serves on the board. Ryan also serves as a member of Apartment Life’s National Advisory Council. Educational Background: Ryan received a Ph.D. degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Dallas and graduated summa cum laude from Sewanee: The University of the South.

Speaking at the Following:

Mar 28

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Opening Keynote: State of U.S. Housing Markets

9:00am – 10:15am
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Grand Ballroom (Level 3)

Each year, the Housing Opportunity Conference opens with a general session titled “State of the U.S. Housing Markets.” This keynote shares trends in the residential industry and timely data for developers, planners and advocates, while providing the context for the rest of the conference’s panels and discussions.