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 How do real estate professionals prepare for the next big crash?

Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2015-05-10
I fell into real estate research as a career nearly 15 years ago. I’ve tracked millions of numbers, followed thousands...

Ben Myers BIZ The Alberta housing market: A crisis of confidence?

Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2015-03-04
Without fail, someone asked me about ‘the Alberta situation’ almost every day in February. How will the drop in oil...

Ben Myers BIZ January greatest month ever for Toronto condo market

Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2015-02-25
If there was ever a month that would test the limits of condominium living and the desire for urbanism in...

Ben Myers BIZ The condo ownership premium

Ben Myers | The Numbers Game | 2014-12-17
About every six months or so, another report is published claiming the Canadian housing market is overvalued. The problem with...

Ben Myers BIZ Is Calgary the best market in Canada for residential real estate?

Ben Myers | Commercial | 2014-11-01
I started at Fortress Real Developments about 1.5 years ago, and part of my mandate was to establish Fortress as...

Ben Myers BIZ Key factors to consider in the analysis of local housing markets

Ben Myers | Residential | 2014-10-30
When I started at Fortress Real Developments in 2013, CEO Jawad Rathore and I sat down to discuss the company’s...
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