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Big Shift Ahead with Chris Porter

Today’s guest is Chris Porter.

Chris Porter is Chief Demographer at John Burns Real Estate Consulting. He helps his clients understand the role demographics plays in shaping the demand for housing in the short and long term. He co-authored Big Shifts Ahead: Demographic Clarity for Businesses, which is now available for purchase. Chris was instrumental in developing their Housing Demand by Price Point and LifeStage model.  The research he leads informs many real estate professional’s in their forecasting and market research.

Before joining John Burns Real Estate Consulting in 2005, Chris worked for Reed Business Information’s web site, and was also Director of Electronic Media for Reed’s Building and Construction Group. Before that he was an analyst at Rogerscasey, an investment consulting firm.

Chris has a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and a M.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and works in Irvine.

Chris was involved with Toastmasters International for more than seven years, working to enhance his public speaking skills and helping others do the same.

On today’s episode we talk to Chris about major changes happening in home ownership, renting, migration within the U.S., job growth, and so much more. If you have interest in where growth will be in the years to come, then this is a must listen!

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