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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.

    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
    How to Bring Housing Back Within Reach

    How to Bring Housing Back Within Reach

    Ed Pinto, Director of the Housing Center at the American Enterprise Institute and former Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at Fannie Mae, recaps his March 2021 testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

    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.

    • 29 min
    State of Affordable Housing Finance

    State of Affordable Housing Finance

    Kicking off season 2 of the Urban Lab, Sam Chandan is joined by Arthanais Williams, Managing Director for Affordable Housing at Arbor Realty Trust. Williams discusses differences across the formal affordable housing sector and naturally occurring affordable housing, reasons for the persistent shortfall in the availability of affordable housing, and the different financing programs available to support the market.

    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
    New York's Next Comeback

    New York's Next Comeback

    "Seven months after the first case of COVID-19 in New York was confirmed, it’s clear that the city and its surrounding region are enduring one of the biggest crises we have faced in nearly a century," writes the Regional Plan Association (RPA) in the preamble to its new evidence-based report, New York's Next Comeback. "While we can’t fully know what behavioral changes will be permanent, what new industries might emerge, or how the nature of work will evolve, we know that the next economy will be different."

    Tom Wright, CEO and President of the RPA and Chairman of the New Jersey State Planning Commission, joins Sam Chandan to discuss the impact of the pandemic on New York City and the key challenges in repositioning the region for renewed growth and prosperity.

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

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

M.Y 86 ,

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.

CZ in DC ,

At Last!

Sam at his best bringing us insights that bridge the financial and the physical. Looking forward to more!

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