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The program on cities, real estate, and the urban and built environment, featuring leaders in industry, research, and policymaking; hosted by Dr. Sam Chandan, Silverstein Chair and academic dean of the NYU SPS Schack Institute and Fellow at the NYU Urban Lab.

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The program on cities, real estate, and the urban and built environment, featuring leaders in industry, research, and policymaking; hosted by Dr. Sam Chandan, Silverstein Chair and academic dean of the NYU SPS Schack Institute and Fellow at the NYU Urban Lab.

    The Jobs Report We've Been Hoping For

    The Jobs Report We've Been Hoping For

    Employers added 943,000 jobs in July, the highest monthly tally since August of last year. Unemployment is down and wages are up as the labor market tightens further, extending its recovery from the pandemic's initial, very deep losses.

    To parse the new data, Sam Chandan is joined by Dr. Marianne Wanamaker, Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee Knoxville's Haslam College of Business, Executive Director of the Baker Center for Public Policy, and former Chief Economist for the Domestic Economy at the White House Council of Economic Advisors, where she was also the nation's senior-most labor economist.

    The monthly labor market analysis is produced in collaboration with LaborIQ by ThinkWhy, a leading provider of analytical tools for data-driven recruiting, hiring, and compensation planning.

    To learn more about the Urban Lab, visit SamChandan.com and follow Sam Chandan on Twitter at SamChandan.

    • 21 min
    May's Better Job Numbers Still Fall Short

    May's Better Job Numbers Still Fall Short

    Employers added 559,00 jobs in May, moving the headline unemployment rate to its lowest level since before the pandemic. Even so, May's numbers fell short of expectations and follow on a downside surprise in hiring in April.

    To parse the new data, Sam Chandan is joined by Dr. Marianne Wanamaker, Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee Knoxville's Haslam College of Business and former Chief Economist for the Domestic Economy at the White House Council of Economic Advisors, where she was also the nation's senior-most labor economist.

    The monthly labor market analysis is presented by LaborIQ by ThinkWhy, a leading provider of analytical tools for data-driven recruiting, hiring, and compensation planning.

    To learn more about the Urban Lab, visit SamChandan.com and follow Sam Chandan on Twitter at SamChandan.

    • 22 min
    Bipartisan Solutions for Affordable Housing

    Bipartisan Solutions for Affordable Housing

    Seth Appleton, President of MISMO and former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Alfonso Costa, Executive Vice President at the Falcone Group and former Deputy Chief of Staff at HUD, return to the Urban Lab to discuss their recent appointments to the Bipartisan Policy Center's newly formed Housing Advisory Council and the outlook for affordable and workforce housing.

    The council is chaired by Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of HUD, Pamela Hughes Patenaude, former Deputy Secretary, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. The Council works to advance policies that address urgent affordable housing needs and address racial disparities in housing outcomes.

    To learn more about the Urban Lab, visit SamChandan.com. Follow Dr. Chandan and the Urban Lab on Twitter at @SamChandan and @UrbanLabPodcast.

    • 38 min
    Making Sense of April's Vexing Jobs Report

    Making Sense of April's Vexing Jobs Report

    The April jobs report fell woefully short of economists' expectations, with employers adding just 266,000 jobs to payrolls. For women, total employment declined from March to April, reinforcing the recovery's continued unevenness. At the same time, labor supply constraints in some sectors of the economy and the potential for stronger wage pressures are also a concern for monetary policy.

    To parse the new data, Sam Chandan is joined by Dr. Marianne Wanamaker, Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee Knoxville's Haslam College of Business and former Chief Economist for the Domestic Economy at the White House Council of Economic Advisors, where she was also the nation's senior-most labor economist. 

    The monthly labor market analysis is sponsored by LaborIQ by ThinkWhy, a leading provider of analytical tools for data-driven recruiting, hiring, and compensation planning. 

    To learn more about the Urban Lab, visit SamChandan.com and follow Sam Chandan on Twitter at SamChandan.

    • 14 min
    Is the Housing Market Overheating

    Is the Housing Market Overheating

    House prices are increasing at their fastest pace since the peak of the pre-Financial Crisis housing boom, fueled by shortfalls in supply and record-low mortgage rates. As a rising share of market participants adopt an auction mentality, economists and policymakers are growing concerned about overheating. In this segment, Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist of CoreLogic and former Chief Economist of Freddie Mac, joins Sam Chandan to discuss the latest CoreLogic data, the potential for a correction, the outlook for affordability, trends in the single-family homes for rent (SFR) market, and more.

    The Urban Lab is a non-partisan program featuring leaders in private industry, public service, and academia, who join us to share their views on improving all aspects of urban life, the competitiveness of cities, the housing market, and urban epidemiology and public health. The views expressed by guests are not necessarily those of the hosts or producers.

    For more information about the Urban Lab podcast and Dr. Sam Chandan, please visit samchandan.com/urbanlab. Follow Dr. Chandan and the Urban Lab on Twitter at SamChandan and UrbanLabPodcast.

    • 26 min
    March Job Gains Lift Confidence in the Recovery

    March Job Gains Lift Confidence in the Recovery

    Employers added more than 900,000 jobs in March 2021, the largest net gain in seven months. The increase is lifting confidence in the strength of the economic recovery, though it remains uneven. Kicking off a new monthly analysis of the labor market coinciding with the release of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs report, Sam Chandan is joined by Dr. Marianne Wanamaker, Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee and former Chief Economist (Domestic) at the White House Council of Economic Advisors, where she was also the senior-most labor economist. The monthly labor market analysis is sponsored by LaborIQ by ThinkWhy, a leading provider of analytical tools for data-driven recruiting, hiring, and compensation planning. To learn more about the show, visit SamChandan.com and follow Sam Chandan on Twitter at SamChandan.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

J227277 ,

Insightful and fun Dean Chandan

I took two CREFC classes from professor Chandan in the fall of 2020 and 2021 and it’s always insightful and fun to listen to professor Chandan sharing his thoughts and asking sharp questions to guest speakers. He made CRE and the study of urbanization very interesting

Desertvibeplant ,

Dean Chandan is the Best!

Dean Chandan always bring incredible guests to his show! I recommend his show to everyone who would like to hear deep insight knowledge from industry veterans in commercial real estate. And a shoutout to NYU Schack!

Adrian From CA ,

Incredible Listen

Enjoyed listening to Sam speaking on the topic of home building during the pandemic.

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