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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



As Director of Client Care and Product Owner at CBRE EA, Mary drives EA's efforts to deliver innovative research and tools for CBRE and its clients. Ms. Suter leads a team that connects investment managers, direct lenders, private equity firms and others with the proprietary data and tools featured on CBRE’s research platform in the U.S. and Canada. Another of Ms. Suter's top priorities is to drive EA's agile product development. Ms. Suter is a connector, creative thinker and collaborator with 15 years of experience in brokerage and real estate decision support. Prior to CBRE, she spent five years growing a family brokerage and six years leading a team selling and supporting property and transaction research. She's a seasoned marketer, client relationship professional and team leader. She joined CBRE in 2014 and enjoys leading innovative teams and projects that generate growth opportunity for the company and its clients. She is a graduate of Hamilton College.

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