Ben Myers

Ben Myers , Senior VP, Market Research and Analytics

Ben Myers has over a decade of real estate research experience with several firms in both the United States and Canada including Hanley Wood Market Intelligence in Dallas and Altus Clayton in Toronto. Most recently Ben was Editor and Executive Vice President of Urbanation, a condominium apartment market research firm. Ben’s clients, and subscribers to Urbanation’s quarterly report included Toronto’s top high-rise developers, Canadian schedule A and B banks and secondary lenders, mortgage insurers, municipalities, planners, new home brokerages, appraisers, and suppliers. Ben was widely viewed as the voice of the condominium market in Toronto and made television appearances on CTV, Global, City TV and Rogers TV, as well as being quoted regularly in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post and several magazines including Toronto Life, Canadian Business, New Homes and Condos, Homebuilder Magazine and others. Ben has also contributed data to articles and blogs by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Bloomberg News, Buzz Buzz Home, and New in Homes. Ben has been the keynote speaker for events held by BILD, OHBA, Toronto Construction Association, The Property Show, Canadian Apartment Investment Conference and many more.

Ben’s expertise includes residential market studies, condominium apartment feasibility studies, letters of opinion on development scenarios, due diligence reports for high-rise land purchases, focus groups, consumer surveys, data mining and statistical manipulation of real estate related data, macro level economic and housing analysis, and rental demand studies. Ben has also done OMB prep work and assisted with municipal and regional studies on urban boundary expansion, housing incentive programs, and long term residential dwelling forecasts.

Ben has a degree in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington and has taken additional courses in urban land economics from the University of British Columbia.

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Ben Myers BIZ Should the Ontario Municipal Board be overhauled?

Ben Myers | Featured Columns | 2017-09-21
In Toronto, people regularly complain that they can’t find an affordable place to buy or rent, but they also complain...

Housing image. BIZ Does Toronto have a condo-flipping problem?

Ben Myers | Property Biz Canada | 2017-05-11
Ontario’s Minister of Finance Charles Sousa recently railed against “property scalpers” in the Toronto new housing market, and the recently...

Ben Myers BIZ If you hate condos, you should hope that more get built

Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2016-09-30
A lot of people don’t like condominium apartments, they would never live in them, and they don’t like that they...

Ben Myers BIZ The greenbelt’s collateral damage

Ben Myers | Featured Column | 2016-06-14
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced in May that Ontario is proposing to grow the Greenbelt. Ontario’s Greenbelt...

Ben Myers BIZ Are millennials still interested in buying homes?

Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2016-03-31
Canada is in the midst of a rental housing boom, every major city is building at near-record-level highs. As of...

Ben Myers BIZ Is housing about affordability or desirability?

Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2015-11-04
Earlier this month, I attended the Urban Land Institute’s first Toronto Symposium, a conference intended to foster debate on city...
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