Sam Chandan

Sam Chandan
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Real Estate

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    1481 Steinberg-Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6302

  • office Address:

    7 World Trade Center
    46th Floor
    250 Greenwich Street
    New York, NY 10007

Research Interests: commercial real estate, public finance, real estate economics, real estate finance

Links: Personal Website, Chandan Economics, Real Estate Hour on SiriusXM Business Radio

Overview

Academic Positions

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania  

Laurence and Susan Hirsh Adjunct Associate Professor of Real Estate (2015 — 2017)

Adjunct Associate Professor of Real Estate (2014 — 2015)

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Real Estate (2009 — 2014)

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business and Public Policy (2010 — 2011)

Courses Taught: MBA, Executive MBA, and Undergraduate Real Estate Investments, Undergraduate Microeconomics

Dartmouth College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics (2004 — 2005)

Courses Taught: Undergraduate Microeconomics

 

Academic Credentials

PhD, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (2004)

Doctoral Scholar, Princeton University (2003)

MA, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (2003)

MSE, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania (2001)

BSc, The Wharton School of the University Pennsylvania (1997)

 

Professional Positions

Founder and President, Chandan Economics (2011 — present)

Partner, Chief Strategy Officer, Global Head of Strategy and Research, Capri Capital Partners (2014 — present)

Global Chief Economist and Executive Vice President, Real Capital Analytics (2010 — 2011)

Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Reis, Inc. (2004 — 2009)

 

Biography

Dr. Sam Chandan is Founder of Chandan Economics, a leading commercial real estate data and research firm, the Laurence and Susan Hirsch Adjunct Associate Professor of Real Estate at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Partner and Global Head of Strategy at Capri Capital Partners, a Chicago-based investment group with $4 billion in assets under management across the United States, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Dr. Chandan is the Economist Larueate of the Real Estate Lenders Association, an opinion columnist for the New York Observer and GlobeSt, and co-host of the Real Estate Hour on SiriusXM Business Radio. He is the editor of Real Estate Financing, published by PEI, and author of more than a dozen articles in peer-reviewed practitioner journals. Multi Housing News Magazine has named him one of the commercial real estate industry’s most influential people.

Additional information about Dr. Chandan’s recent press appearances, public speeches, and publications can be found at www.chandan.com. He can be reached through the public relations office at Chandan Economics at press@chandan.com.

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Teaching

Current Courses

  • REAL721 - Real Estate Investments

    This course provides an introduction to real estate with a focus on investment and financing issues. Project evaluation, financing strategies, investment decision making and capital markets are covered. No prior knowledge of the industry is required, but students are expected to rapidly acquire a working knowledge of real estate markets. Classes are conducted in a standard lecture format with discussion required. The course contains cases that help students evaluate the impact of more complex financing and capital markets tools used in real estate. There are case studies and two mid-terms, (depending on instructor). Cross-listed with FNCE 721.

    REAL721701

Past Courses

  • FNCE209 - REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

    This course provides a broad introduction to real estate with a focus on investment and financing issues. Project evaluation, financing strategies, investment decision making and real estate capital markets are covered. No prior knowledge of the industry is required, but students are expected to rapidly acquire a working knowledge of real estate markets. Classes are conducted in a standard lecture format with discussion required. The course contains cases that help students evaluate the impact of more complex financing and capital market tools used in real estate. There are case studies and two midterms, depending on instructor.

  • FNCE721 - REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

    This course provides an introduction to real estate with a focus on investment and financing issues. Project evaluation, financing strategies, investment decision making and real estate capital markets are covered. No prior knowledge of the industry is required, but students are expected to rapidly acquire a working knowledge of real estate markets. Classes are conducted in a standard lecture format with discussion required. The course contains cases that help students evaluate the impact of more complex financing and capital markets tools used in real estate. There are case studies and two mid-terms, (depending on instructor). Cross-listed with REAL 721.

  • REAL209 - REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

    This course provides an introduction to real estate with a focus on investment and financing issues. Project evaluation, financing strategies, investment decision making and real estate capital markets are covered. No prior knowledge of the industry is required, but students are expected to rapidly acquire a working knowledge of real estate markets. Classes are conducted in a standard lecture format with discussion required. The course contains cases that help students evaluate the impact of more complex financing and capital markets tools used in real estate. There are case studies and two midterms, (depending on instructor).

  • REAL721 - REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

    This course provides an introduction to real estate with a focus on investment and financing issues. Project evaluation, financing strategies, investment decision making and capital markets are covered. No prior knowledge of the industry is required, but students are expected to rapidly acquire a working knowledge of real estate markets. Classes are conducted in a standard lecture format with discussion required. The course contains cases that help students evaluate the impact of more complex financing and capital markets tools used in real estate. There are case studies and two mid-terms, (depending on instructor). Cross-listed with FNCE 721.

  • REAL723 - INTRO TO REAL ESTATE

    The goal of this class is to help students become informed consumers of real estate advice. The class material breaks down into four major sections: 1) The financial risk and return of property level real estate investments. Be able to interpret, understand and evaluate a real estate property investment pro forma. 2) The legal landscape for investing in real estate and using legal structures to manage risk. 3) The economics of commercial real estate markets. Understanding the forces that will determine the value and income-producing potential of a real estate investment. 4) Important real estate issues of the day.

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In the News

Is Home Ownership a 20th century Idea?

David Hansel and Wharton's Sam Chandan discuss what's behind decreased home ownership levels in the U.S.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2015/08/4
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