Sam Chandan, PhD is the Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, the world’s largest center of real estate teaching and applied research, currently ranked third among real estate programs nationally by US News and World Report. As the Institute’s dean, Dr. Chandan has overall responsibility for more than 700 undergraduate and graduate students, corporate and executive education programs, more than 100 full-time and adjunct faculty members, the Institute’s five research centers, the new Shanghai-based NYU Institute for Cities in Emerging Markets, and fundraising, alumni relations, and industry engagement. Prior to joining NYU, he was the Laurence and Susan Hirsch Adjunct Associate Professor at the Wharton School, a doctoral scholar at the Princeton University Department of Economics, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College. Dr. Chandan is also founder of New York-based Chandan Economics, a leading commercial real estate data science and economic advisory firm.
Among his appointments and commitments, Dr. Chandan is the Economist Laureate of the Real Estate Lenders Association and has served on the real estate advisory board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is a contributing columnist to Forbes, host of the Urban Lab on Apple Podcasts, and host of the SiriusXM Real Estate Hour, airing in special editions on SiriusXM Business Radio. Multi Housing News Magazine has named him one of the real estate industry’s most influential people. Over the last year, the scope of his academic work has broadened to address the impact of the global pandemic and broader public health disparities on real estate markets and the resilience of cities. In June 2021, concurrent with his deanship, he will begin graduate studies in epidemiology and public health at the Yale School of Public Health, a department of the Yale School of Medicine, and at the University of London, where he will be focusing on infectious diseases.