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Recent Posts by Xander Snyder

Xander Snyder is the senior commercial real estate economist for First American Financial Corporation, the premier provider of title, settlement and risk solutions for real estate transactions and the leader in the digital transformation of its industry. In his role, he provides analysis, commentary and forecasts on commercial real estate trends. Snyder's research focuses on economic trends impacting commercial real estate, such as demographics, fundraising, investment, and commercial lending. He monitors, analyzes and reports on economic data and surveys related to commercial real estate, and develops models and forecasts to better understand the forces that influence commercial real estate markets. Before joining First American, Snyder developed data-driven models to guide real estate investment strategies, co-founded a proptech startup, and worked as a global risk analyst analyzing geopolitical risk around the world and consulting international companies on supply chain risk. Snyder graduated from Cornell University with a double degree in economics and classical music composition, earning the title of Summa Cum Laude. He is currently completing a master's degree in data science from UC Berkeley. Snyder, a native Angeleno, lives and works in Los Angeles.
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Are Investors Fueling The Rapid Decline In Housing Affordability?

By Xander Snyder on August 26, 2022

According to data from First American Data & Analytics, investor purchases of residential homes as rental properties as a share of all residential home salesRead More›

Commercial Real Estate Housing

How Will Rising Interest Rates Impact Cap Rates?

By Xander Snyder on June 30, 2022

When inflation first began to surge in 2021, many believed it would be transitory. Inflation has remained Read More›

Commercial Real Estate Interest Rates Potential Cap Rate Model

Commercial Real Estate Prices Still Have Room To Run

By Xander Snyder on April 14, 2022

In the initial stages of the pandemic, some sectors of the commercial real estate market suffered. As people shifted to working from home – avoiding travel, visiting retail stores, and dining in restaurants – prices for hotels, retail properties, offic... Read More›

Commercial Real Estate Interest Rates Potential Cap Rate Model