2023 Woman of Influence: Odeta Kushi


First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi is a prominent voice in real estate, providing analysis, commentary and forecasts on trends in the U.S. real estate and mortgage markets. In her role at First American, a premier provider of title, settlement and risk solutions for real estate transactions, she plays a critical part in furthering First American’s industry leadership. She provides a data-driven analysis of economic and housing market trends and the impact of policy changes. Because of her expertise and ability to distill complex topics, she is a go-to expert for journalists, industry professionals, policymakers and executive leadership.

Kushi is a leader on First American’s economics team and manages the day-to-day research, forecasting, analysis and commentary on the state of the housing market and the broader U.S. economy. She regularly provides commentary to media outlets regarding various economic reports — everything from the U.S. Census Bureau’s New Residential Construction Report to the Employment Report — with the goal of helping both businesses and consumers understand the state of the markets and the impact of shifts in supply, demand, policy and beyond.


Odeta Kushi


Deputy Chief Economist

Company Name:

First American


Real Estate

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