Jonathan leads the Strategy & Research team at Equity Residential and is responsible for providing thought leadership for senior executives and the investment team. He produces primary market research to understand opportunities and risks for the firm. In his role he works on a variety of research projects including market and submarket economic analysis and industry research. Prior to joining Equity Residential, Jonathan was a member of the research team at Harrison Street where he specialized in research on alternative sectors with a specific focus on self storage and build-to-rent investment. Before that, he focused on global research at Principal Asset Management, where he frequently published papers on commercial real estate and macroeconomic trends. Jonathan holds a BS in Economics from the University of Iowa. He is a member of the NCREIF research committee and a ULI member.
Tue Apr 09 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 3, Trianon Ballroom
This session will present the findings from ULI Terwilliger Center's 2024 Home Attainability Index. The Index is a data-rich resource for understanding the extent to which a housing market is providing a range of choices attainable to the regional workforce. The data can help identify gaps in home attainability and provide better context to understand residential markets; provide context by connecting housing costs to the wages earned by people with specific occupations in a region; and enable national and regional comparisons to inform housing production, policy, and financing decisions. The session will begin with Adam Ducker, CEO of RCLCO, presenting the national findings before drilling down to the local findings for each panelist. Ducker will then have panelists answer how they are addressing the particular housing needs in their market. Through this session, attendees will learn how the data can help decision-making for local economies: e.g., what type of housing is needed, and at what price point; who exactly is priced out; and how it is affecting the ability for employers to attract and retain workers.