StratoDem Analytics in the news

StratoDem Analytics is frequently contacted by leading news organizations about our strategy, research, and predictive analytics work, and we’ve listed some of the stories below. If you’re a member of the media looking for insight from StratoDem Analytics, please feel free to contact us with this page or call 617.213.0038. Please also note that we encourage journalists referring to work reported in other articles to feel free to contact us for fact checking.

Written by NAHB International Builders Show in March 2021

IBSx Most Innovative Start-Ups

You don’t have to be an industry insider to get a glimpse at products or services that could shake up the residential construction industry over the course of the next few years. StratoDem Analytics was named among the very best of a field of 100 applicants for analytics in residential real estate.

Written by MIPIM in December 2020

Data category winner - MIPIM

StratoDem Analytics won the Data category at the NYC stop of the MIPIM real estate tech competition, with judges from MetaProp, Jamestown Properties, and Avison Young.

Written by GlobeSt in December 2020

Senior Housing Influencers

StratoDem Analytics named a Senior Housing Influencer by GlobeSt for helping clients make more effective investment, development, and disposition decisions.

Written by The Washington Post in November 2020

Biden won places that are thriving. Trump won ones that are hurting.

In an analysis for The Post, StratoDem Analytics found that three variables best explained voting shifts form 2016 to 2020: educational attainment, race and ethnicity, and county-level economic performance. Rapidly growing counties around Austin and Dallas turned more blue, primarily because they attracted higher educated workers who are more likely to vote Democratic.

Many swing states’ economies are projected to fare poorly in the second quarter as a consequence of lockdowns... In Nevada and Florida, a decline in tourism is to blame for second-quarter annualised GDP forecasts of minus 36 per cent and minus 33 per cent respectively, according to StratoDem Analytics. These two states had stay-at-home orders until the end of April without detailed plans for reopening, though some restrictions have lifted.

Written by Dallas Business Journal in April 2020

North Texas companies feel the fallout

Another forecast provided by StratoDem Analytics indicates Dallas County is in for a rough second quarter, at the very least: a predicted gross domestic product decline of 19.7 percent, or what amounts to approximately a $13.6 billion economic hit. That equates to a staggering loss of GDP per household in the county for the second quarter of nearly $13,800.

Written by Hartford Business in April 2020

Storm clouds hover over CT economy

“Overall, Connecticut will likely be one of the harder-hit states in this recession, across the board,” said James Chung, a partner at StratoDem Analytics. “Not as hard hit as Michigan or northern Indiana, given their greater level of dependence on cyclical manufacturing, and not as hard hit as tourism-dominated counties, but this recession is going to be deeply painful for a lot of households and organizations across all of Connecticut.”

Written by Grand Rapids Business Journal in April 2020

Region's Q2 GDP expected to drop over 20%

“Because (Grand Rapids) is not a one-trick pony that’s solely about cyclical manufacturing, it’s going to do a little bit better than the rest of Michigan,” Chung said.

Written by Tampa Bay Times in April 2020

Coronavirus unemployment crisis deepens in Florida and U.S.

Several Florida counties that rely more heavily on tourism will get hit the hardest, StratoDem predicted. Manatee would see a 28 percent drop. Lee County, home to Fort Myers, would fall 27 percent, and Collier County, also down 27 percent. All three will be among the hardest hit large or mid-sized counties in the country, StratoDem said.

New Jersey could be on the verge of a recession as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and its effects could be devastating for workers and businesses, a new data analysis shows.

Written by Long Beach Press-Telegram in March 2020

Coronavirus cost: SoCal economy may lose $10,000 per household

The SoCal economy was producing $50,000 of goods and spending per household. Now, in the “stay in place” era, we’ll just operate at a pace equal to $40,000 a family.

Job gains in the first two months of 2020 suggested the state was sustaining that momentum on the eve of the March collapse triggered by the outbreak of the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus. If that indeed was the case, the StratoDem calculations would work out to the Connecticut economy absorbing a 5 percent hit to the annualized GDP that might otherwise have been generated.

Manatee County tops the 10 tourism-driven regions in the United States that will see the steepest percentage drop in gross domestic product during April, May and June, the second quarter of the year, according to StratoDem Analytics.

“The majority of U.S. counties will likely see a -15% to -20% drop in second quarter GDP,” Chung said. “But among midsize and large U.S. counties – populations greater than 250,000 – the trickle-down impact from COVID-19 will hit much harder for counties driven by tourism or cyclical manufacturing, seeing drops of -25% or more.”

The expected slump for the April-through-June second quarter is expected to be milder in Silicon Valley than the nationwide economic nosedive, but the East Bay is predicted to take a steeper plunge than the U.S., a forecast by Massachusetts-based StratoDem Analytics shows.

“This is rewiring everything, and we’re trying to figure out how to adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 economy,” Chung said. “We’re not trying to panic people. We’re sharing this data with the public because we want people to understand this is serious and it’s going to require government and the community working in tandem to put the pieces back together.”

Written by Las Vegas Review-Journal in March 2020

2nd quarter GDP expected to drop by 25.6% in Clark County, report finds

Clark County will take a bigger economic hit than most counties nationwide because of its dependence on tourism, according to [StratoDem Analytics].

Written by Forbes in March 2020

Trump should not hide the unemployment tsunami

According to James Chung, Partner at StratoDem Analytics, “it is crystal clear that the US has entered a sharp recession.” StratoDem Analytics’s national Gross Domestic Product forecast for the second quarter of 2020 is a decline of 7.45%. Each county will suffer differently. “Many counties will likely see a -5% to -10% drop in Q2 GDP, within the range of many of the most-recent GDP estimates,” said Chung. “But the economic impact hits much harder for counties driven by tourism or cyclical manufacturing.”

The Southeast may be the most attractive area of the country for leveraging opportunity funds for senior housing. Four of the top five U.S. senior living opportunity zones are in the region, according to research from Stratodem Analytics, a real estate data science firm. Those markets are:

  • Arlington, Virginia
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Miami, Florida
  • Fairfax, Virginia

The other top senior housing opportunity zone market is Brooklyn, New York.

As a technical review of a StratoDem Analytics data science package, this article from quantitative investment manager Man AHL gives a review of a selection of the current options and poses the question - “what would an ideal JavaScript dataframe look like?

Written by Vallejo Times-Herald in September 2017

Stats show Vallejo area in top 1 percent in economic growth nationally

The Vallejo area landed in the top 1 percent of metro regions for growth in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, which released its Gross Metropolitan Product data for metros across the country on Wednesday. This came as no surprise to analysts from StratoDem Analytics, who said they already knew this because the firm generates “now-cast” data as of the latest month, company officials said.

Written by Sarasota Herald-Tribune in September 2017

Sarasota-Manatee economic growth outpaces nation

Sarasota-Manatee finished among the nation’s “top regions” last year for gross metropolitan product last year, the regionalized version of GDP, said James Chung of StratoDem Analytics, which analyzed the data.

“But here’s the extra good news for Sarasota-Bradenton: While the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis won’t release 2017 data for another 12 months, our analysis indicates that the GMP for 2017 year-to-date shows that Sarasota-Bradenton is one of the few maintaining that pace, with 4.5 percent annual growth so far in 2017,” he said.