CBRE Econometric Advisors' Leadership


Richard Barkham, Ph.D.


Mary Suter



Richard Barkham is Global Chief Economist and Chairman of Econometric Advisors (EA). He joined CBRE in 2014 and is a specialist in macro and real estate economics. His role at EA is focused on further integrating EA’s data science expertise with the global work of CBRE Research. Richard is the author of numerous academic and industry papers, and his 2012 book, “Real Estate and Globalisation” (Wiley Blackwell, Oxford), explains emerging markets’ impact on real estate markets. He has extensive consulting experience and is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Construction and Project Management at the Bartlett School, University College London. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Reading, where he taught economics, land management and real estate finance for 11 years.

Timothy H. Savage, Ph.D.

Senior Managing Economist | Principal Data Scientist

Timothy Savage



Timothy H. Savage, Ph.D., is the Senior Managing Economist for Econometric Advisors, which he co-directs with EA’s Chairman, Professor Richard Barkham, Ph.D. In his client-facing role, Dr. Savage talks about macroeconomics and its impacts on commercial real estate. In his role as Principal Data Scientist, he is focused on deploying the tools of modern data science to drive better outcomes for CBRE’s clients and its lines of business, using proprietary data. Dr. Savage is an econometrician with nearly 20 years of experience in economics and business consulting. He has been featured in PWC’s “Cities of Opportunity,” and his research has twice been discussed in The Economist. He is a visiting scholar and adjunct professor at New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, directed by his mentor and friend, Thomas Mroz, Ph.D. Follow him on LinkedIn. See some of his research materials on his GitHub page.

Mary Suter

Director of Client Care | Product Owner

Mary Suter

Mary Suter is the Director of Client Care and Product Owner for CBRE Econometric Advisors (EA). Mary drives efforts to deliver innovative tools that generate growth opportunity for CBRE and its clients. She leads a team connecting clients to the proprietary research produced by CBRE's research platform. She has 15 years' experience in licensing tools and data as decision support. Ms. Suter's top priority is EA's agile product development to deliver consistent superior client outcomes for the firm. Prior to CBRE, she spent six years leading a team licensing proprietary property and transaction research to investors, lenders, valuation professionals and large data firms like CoStar, Real Capital Analytics, Black Knight Financial, CoreLogic and Zillow. Early in her career she developed channel sales and marketing experience at BBN Planet/GTE Internetworking and Akamai Technologies. She also spent five years in real estate at a family brokerage. Mary is a seasoned leader and client care professional. She joined CBRE in 2014 and is a graduate of Hamilton College.

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