In the aftermath of the financial crisis, institutional single-family investors contributed significantly to recovery in home prices. Join the Urban Institute for a discussion with coauthors of papers that quantify this contribution using property records data. Lauren Lambie-Hanson will show that institutional investors contributed to reduced vacancy rates, increased real home price appreciation rates, and the decline in homeownership between 2006 and 2014. Rohan Ganduri will discuss how institutional investors’ bulk purchasing of distressed properties helped local housing markets recover, because properties near bulk-sold properties sold better than those located farther from such properties. George Auerbach will discuss both papers and provide his perspective on the role of institutional investors in the market.
George Auerbach, Managing Director and Head of Research, Pretium Partners
Rohan Ganduri, Assistant Professor of Finance, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
Lauren Lambie-Hanson, Advisor and Research Fellow, Consumer Finance Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Laurie Goodman, Vice President, Housing Finance Policy Center, Urban Institute (moderator)