Victor Calanog is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at Reis. He and his team of economists and analysts are responsible for the firm’s market forecasting, valuation, and real estate portfolio analytics services.
Dr Calanog’s research has received awards and fellowship support from several institutions, including the Ford Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation and the Penn Lauder Center for International Business Research.
A prodigious researcher with broad interests, his papers in real estate economics, local government competition, and urban fiscal policy have been presented in meetings of the American Economic Association, the American Finance Association, the Brookings Institution, and discussed in academic forums sponsored by Harvard Business School, Columbia University, Stanford University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Stern School of Business at New York University.
He serves as contributor and peer reviewer for several academic journals, with scientific papers published in the Journal of Banking & Finance, the Journal of the Risk Management Association, and cited in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Public Economics, the World Bank Research Observer, the Brookings Papers on Urban Affairs and Public Administration Review. His assessments of market conditions have appeared in national publications like the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg News, Financial Times, and Reuters News. Dr Calanog writes several columns on commercial real estate for the National Real Estate Investor and Scotsman Guide. His industry columns have won honors from the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Risk Management Association. He serves on the Editorial Board of the CRE Finance Council, the Advisory Board of the Real Estate Research Institute, and is Vice Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Counselors of Real Estate ®.
Dr Calanog holds a PhD in Applied Economics and Management Science, trained by a dissertation committee composed of faculty from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School. In addition, he has an MBA in Finance and an MA in Business and Public Policy, earning the Amy Morse Prize and the Thomas P. Gerrity Leadership Award as the most distinguished PhD and MBA student in his class.
Dr Calanog is known by many affectionate but decidedly unprintable names to Christine, his wife of fifteen years. His most treasured title is, however, “Dada” to his two daughters Samantha (5 years old) and Madison (3 years old), each very much capable of wrapping their father around their little fingers