StratoDem Analytics is joining forces with Altus Group

StratoDem Analytics is joining forces with Altus Group

StratoDem Analytics is joining forces with Altus Group

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StratoDem Analytics Managing Team

Michael Clawar, Managing Partner

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Boston University

  • MA Statistics
  • BA Mathematics
  • BA Economics

Michael Clawar co-founded StratoDem Analytics after four years as an analyst with Reach Advisors, a strategy, research, and predictive analytics firm, where Michael pioneered some of the firm’s work in economic demography. At Reach Advisors, real estate clients deployed his analysis to help create 10%-15% premiums over competitors. Private equity clients deployed his analysis to avoid major losses relying on existing local-market demographic and economic data from governmental and third-party data providers, and instead recraft their investment theses based on his analysis. Michael graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics and a master’s degree in statistics.

James Chung, Managing Partner

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Harvard University

  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • AB, Harvard College

James Chung is a co-founder of StratoDem Analytics. He also serves as President of Reach Advisors, where he leads the firm’s strategy, research and predictive analytics work helping clients sharpen their most-pressing strategy and capital commitment decisions. In that capacity, James serves some of the nation’s leading real estate investment private equity funds, REITs and developers. Prior to founding Reach Advisors, James founded and then sold an online media and research firm in 2001, and before that, James served one of the nation’s leading marketers while at the Leo Burnett ad agency, where his two primary responsibilities involved pioneering data warehouse analytics and online media in the earliest years of those fields. James currently serves on the board of directors for the Harvard Alumni Association, and co-chairs a board committee on data and analytics. James also serves as the founder of an independent data science collaborative in Cambridge, MA for top doctoral-level and post-doctoral researchers working on breakthroughs in data science.

Christopher Ward, Managing Director of Commercialization

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Syracuse University

  • BS Finance

Christopher Ward is Managing Director of Commercialization for StratoDem Analytics. He leads marketing and sales initiatives and manages day-to-day operations. Chris brings over 20 years of experience in real estate and private equity, encompassing a wide range of functional responsibilities, including: product management, business development, marketing and investment research. Chris brings a deep appreciation and understanding of designing and delivering impactful technology solutions to the asset management community. His prior organizations included technology start-ups; innovation roles with eFront Financial, SunGard/Investran, Yardi Systems; and Fidelity Management and Research as an analyst within their real estate group. He has a BS in Finance from Syracuse University. Chris lives in Concord, MA with his wife and three children.

StratoDem Analytics Advisory Board

Erica Groshen

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Harvard University

  • PhD Economics

Erica Groshen is a Senior Extension Faculty member at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and Research Fellow at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. From 2013 to 2017, she served as the 14th Commissioner of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and inflation. Before that she was Vice President in the Research and Statistics Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Her research has centered on jobless recoveries, wage rigidity and dispersion, and the role of employers in the labor market. Dr. Groshen holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a B.S. in mathematics and economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Patrick Phillips

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Syracuse University - Maxwell School

  • MA - Public management and finance

Patrick Phillips most recently served as the Global Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Land Institute and president of the ULI Foundation. Established in 1936, ULI is a global nonprofit research and education organization with more than 40,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Phillips has a career in the economic analysis of real estate and land use that spans more than 25 years. Prior to his service at ULI, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of ERA AECOM (formerly Economics Research Associates). In that role, he coordinated all aspects of ERA’s organization, strategy, business development, and service delivery. His practice focused specifically on the intersection of private investment and public policy. Phillips is a frequent speaker on urban development issues and is the author or coauthor of eight books and numerous articles.