As deputy chief economist for First American Financial Corporation, a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, Odeta Kushi prepares analysis, commentary and forecasts on trends in the real estate and mortgage markets.
Kushi conducts research around demographic trends, millennials and homeownership. She also monitors and analyzes surveys and economic data related to the housing industry. Her research has been published in leading business and industry trade publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and Forbes, and she is a guest on high-profile broadcast news channels, including Bloomberg and CNBC.
Kushi graduated from Northeastern University with a master’s degree in Applied Economics, specializing in microeconomics and applied econometric methods, and she earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. John Fisher College, earning the title of Summa Cum Laude. While originally from Albania, she now lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area.