Middleburg Communities names chief economist
Brad Case was most recently the director of economics for Fannie Mae
Vienna-based real estate company Middleburg Communities has named Brad Case as chief economist and director of research, it announced Thursday.
Case will provide analysis for buying, selling, developing and market focus tactical decisions.
“Brad Case is one of the most respected economists in commercial real estate, and we are very excited to have him join our team,” Kory Geans, Middleburg Communities partner and chief investment officer, said in a statement.
Case, who holds a doctorate in economics, previously worked as director of economics for the Federal National Mortgage Association known as Fannie Mae. Prior to that, he was the senior vice president for research and industry information at Nareit and was an economist for the Federal Reserve Board.
He researches real estate markets, including investment return characteristics, accurate measurement of appreciation in property values and other topics. Case holds patents as the co-inventor of the FTSE Nareit PureProperty index methodology and the backward-forward trading contract.
Case has degrees from Williams College and the University of California at Berkeley, and his doctorate is from Yale University. He is a chartered financial analyst and alternative investment analyst.
Middleburg Communities is a development, investment, construction and management company that operates in the Southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States. Since 2004, Middleburg has acquired and developed more than 21,000 apartment units, carrying out over $3 billion in transactions.