Brad Hunter is a housing market economist with 35 years’ experience analyzing builder projects, master-planned communities, rental developments (multifamily and SFR/BFR), and mixed-use projects nationwide.
His company is Hunter Housing Economics, a market advisory firm serving developers, builders, and lenders/partners.
In a prior career position, Brad was chief economist and national director of consulting at Metrostudy, a housing research firm specializing in tracking residential markets around the country. At Metrostudy, where he worked for 20 years, he directed work on hundreds of market studies on sites all around the country.
He advised the investment community in setting strategy, analyzing the potential of real estate, and determining economic value. Prior to joining Metrostudy, he was president of Powers-Hunter Group, a real estate consulting firm based in Fort Lauderdale.
From 1988 to 1991, he was vice president and chief economist for Goodkin Research Corporation. During the 1980s, he served as a regional economist with Data Resources (DRI)/McGrawHill, producing all of the firm’s forecasts regarding population, employment, and housing for the southeastern United States. While at DRI, Hunter authored several chapters of a book called Metro Insights, published by McGraw-Hill, covering all key aspects of the Top 100 MSAs in the country.