Casden Forecast Mission

Casden Forecast Mission
Capturing the dynamics of a vital region
Photo: Downtown Los Angeles

By synthesizing a broad range of data, the Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast analyzes the dynamics of the real estate markets for Southern California. The Forecast incorporates economic, demographic, and regulatory trends.

From an academic and objective viewpoint, the Forecast describes trends in office, industrial, and multi-family residential real estate markets and analyzes relationships among market demand, supply, prices, and policies. The forecast employs economic theory and state-of-the-art methods to monitor the dynamics of the regional real estate markets.

The Casden Forecast draws upon the extensive local knowledge of its affiliates and advisory board members, including members of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. It is a repository of key economic, demographic, and location-specific data relevant to all segments of Southern California 's real estate markets. Detailed data enhance the ability of the forecast to analyze individual submarkets and product types.

Data sources include economic and demographic data compiled by Federal, state and local government sources including the U.S. Census, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, and the California Economic Development Department. Whenever possible, the Casden Forecast incorporates proprietary data through mutually beneficial relationships with various organizations, ensuring the most recent information is captured.