Timothy H Savage

Clinical Assistant Professor

Schack Institute of Real Estate

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Timothy H. Savage is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Real Estate at the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, where he is the Program Coordinator of Data Analytics and the Faculty Director of the CREFC Center for Real Estate Finance.  He is also a member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE).  He is the former Senior Managing Economist and Principal Data Scientist of CBRE Econometric Advisors (the former Torto Wheaton Research Group).  Tim is an economist with nearly 20 years of experience at international consulting firms such as Charles River Associates and Navigant Consulting.  His focus is the use of machine learning to evaluate business strategy, in particular the uses of statistical analysis and Monte Carlo simulation.  He speaks frequently to institutional investors in commercial real estate on macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policy, and the potential impacts of big data and technological disruption.   His research has been twice discussed in the Economist, and he has addressed the National League of Cities on uses of big data in policymaking.  His commentary has appeared in the Economist, Globe Street, Vox Media and the Wall Street Journal.  Tim is a Distinguished Fellow of the NAIOP Research Foundation, where he provides industrial and office demand forecasting for the benefit of the industry.  He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.