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Ryan Severino is the chief economist at JLL where he manages the economics team and is responsible for global and regional economic research, analysis and forecasting as well as property market forecasting.​

Prior to JLL, Ryan served as senior economist and director of research at Reis in the research and economics department, the team responsible for the firm's market forecasting, valuation, and portfolio analytics services. Ryan also served as the Associate Director of Research at MetLife Real Estate Investments where he was responsible for macroeconomic and real estate market analysis, formulating portfolio strategy, and conducting deal reviews. Before joining MetLife, Ryan served as the Director of Investment Strategy and Market Research at Starwood Capital Group where he directed the entire research effort at the firm. Ryan has also held research positions at Prudential Real Estate Investors and UBS.

Additionally, Ryan currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of finance and economics at Columbia University and New York University teaching courses such as Urban Economics, Portfolio and Risk Management, Microeconomics, and Macroeconomics. He also has experience in real estate asset management, portfolio management, and acquisitions.

Ryan's original research has appeared in a number of journals such as the Wharton Real Estate Review and The Real Estate Finance Journal. His assessments of market conditions have appeared in international publications like The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Financial Times and on business networks such as CNBC and Bloomberg. Ryan is a member of the CFA Institute, the American Economic Association, ULI, and NCREIF.

Ryan holds a master's degree from Columbia University, where he studied International Finance and Economics, a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, where he studied Finance, Japanese, and Economics, and is a CFA Charterholder.