William Wheaton is a Senior Consultant at CBRE Econometric Advisors and a Professor in the Departments of Economics, and Urban Studies and Planning, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He served as Director of the Center for Real Estate at MIT from 1992 through 2003. Dr. Wheaton was first economist to apply economic methods to the forecasting of commercial real estate markets. His innovative perspective and integrated econometric modeling have provided a framework for decision-making that compliments other, more traditional approaches.
Dr. Wheaton attended Princeton University for his undergraduate degree and received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wheaton co-authored the highly acclaimed textbook Urban Economics and Real Estate Markets, which is hailed as ground-breaking in the real estate economics field.