AFIRE Podcast #05: Mapping Political Risk across US Cities

(Featuring Jeff Adler, Vice President, Yardi Matrix)

Political risk in the US is usually seen mostly through a national lens, but what can we learn by understanding risk at the city level?

By building a mechanism to quantify and understanding political risk at the metro-level across the US, unexpected insights and comparisons for real estate investors can emerge.

In the newest AFIRE Podcast, Jeff Adler, Vice President of Yardi Matrix talks about mapping political risk in the US.

This podcast is based on the article “Calculating Political Risk” from Summit Journal (Summer 2020). Read the full article here.


Jeffrey Adler serves as Vice President, Yardi® Matrix (the data division of Yardi Systems), which is a US multifamily (market rate and affordable), student housing, office, medical office, industrial, retail, and self-storage asset information toolset for originating, underwriting, and asset managing commercial real estate investments, used by many of the largest lenders, equity investors, brokers, owners, and management companies.

From 2002-2009, Mr. Adler was Chief Property Operations Officer at AIMCO, leading the revitalization of the operating platform of more than 160,000 multifamily units ($10B Enterprise Market value), where he also co-founded AIMCO’s portfolio investment, asset management and capital markets strategies.

From 2009-2014, Mr. Adler acted as CEO/COO for several sponsor and investor platforms in the US value-add, student, military, senior, single-family, and Canadian rental housing industries.

From 1990 to 2000 Mr. Adler was a Vice President at Progressive Insurance, developing the Progressive consumer brand, establishing the corporate marketing department, and then running the Colorado business unit, growing it profitably from $10MM to $100MM in revenues.

Mr. Adler holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale, and a MBA in strategic planning and marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Adler is a Board Member of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), Chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Multifamily Silver Council, and lecturer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design Real Estate Executive Education program.




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