David Crowe, Ph.D., is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Dr. Crowe is responsible for NAHB’s forecast of housing and economic trends, survey research and analysis of the home building industry and consumer preferences as well as microeconomic analysis of government policies that affect housing. Dr. Crowe is also responsible for the development and implementation of an innovative model of the local economic impact and fiscal cost of new home construction, which has estimated the net impact of new housing in over 500 local markets. Past research has concentrated on home ownership trends, tax issues, demographics, government mortgage insurance, local land use ordinance impacts and the impacts of housing on local economies. Before becoming NAHB’s Chief Economist, Dr. Crowe was NAHB’s Senior Vice President for Regulatory and Housing Policy. Prior to NAHB, Dr. Crowe was Deputy Director of the Division of Housing and Demographic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Ashok Chaluvadi is a senior research associate for the Economics group at the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. As a senior research associate he is responsible for conducting and assisting with surveys, such as builder sentiment survey, finance issues survey and other related housing industry surveys. Also, he provides information on housing topics and related issues to NAHB members, other staff members, financial institutions, Wall Street companies and other individuals seeking such information. He has a M.A. in Economics from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
Paul Emrath, Ph.D., is Vice President for Survey and Housing Policy Research for NAHB where his responsibilities include conducting statistical and economic research for NAHB and its local affiliates, as well as managing NAHB’s Survey and Housing Policy Departments. The first of his departments conducts a number of regular, periodic surveys—such as the monthly survey that generates the widely cited NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index—as well as special surveys such as the one used to break down construction costs in a new home. His other department conducts a broad range of policy-related research such as estimating the economic impact of home building and analyzing proposed government regulations changes for NAHB committees and councils. Since joining NAHB in 1992, he has developed many of the statistical methods NAHB uses to analyze housing data, produced over 700 local impact of home building studies, and published more than 150 articles on a wide variety of housing related topics—twice winning National Investment Center awards for articles on 55+ housing. Before being promoted to Vice President, he worked for NAHB as Housing Policy Analyst (1992-1994), Director of Survey Analysis (1994-1995), Senior Economist (1995-1999), Regulatory Economist (1999-2001), and Assistant Vice President (2001-2009). Prior to joining NAHB, he taught economic theory and statistics at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for four years. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Brian Lego is a senior economist at the National Association of Home Builders. His responsibilities include assisting in the production of housing starts forecasts for state and metropolitan areas and providing analyses of macroeconomic and demographic issues that affect the U.S. housing market. Mr. Lego has been an economist for more than 10 years, with prior work as the Director of Economic Analysis for NEMA and as an Economist for Moody’s Economy.com. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural & Resource Economics from West Virginia University.
Michael Neal is a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders. In this capacity, he assists in the preparation of the state and metropolitan area forecast. He also monitors macroeconomic and financial issues that affect the U.S. housing market. He has a decade of experience in economic policy. Prior to joining NAHB, he worked at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, the Federal Reserve, and the Congressional Budget Office. He holds a B.A. degree in Economics from Morehouse College and a M.P.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also studied economics at Princeton University and at the University of Oxford.
Rose Quint is Assistant Vice President for Survey Research at the National Association of Home Builders. Ms. Quint holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Economics/International Business from Old Dominion University as well as a Master’s degree in Economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her responsibilities include planning and conducting industry surveys, specifically in the areas of builder sentiment, remodeling, housing affordability, and AD&C financing issues. Ms. Quint is also responsible for special research projects, such as studies on builders’ profitability, consumer preferences, construction costs, and membership census. She joined NAHB in 1999.
Heather Cameron Taylor is a senior research associate for the Economics group at the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C. As a senior research associate she is primarily responsible for conducting housing industry surveys. She also is responsible for conducting statistical and economic research for NAHB. She has a M.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics both from The Johns Hopkins University.