Justin Dean


Employment Recovers Unevenly Across the US

Areas with large outbreaks of COVID-19 earlier in the year and those with tourism-dependent economies have seen the worst employment losses.

Employment Numbers Mask Severity of Labor Market Situation

The labor situation in the United States is more dire than it appears on the surface, writes Justin Dean of Yardi Matrix.

Growth Potential in New Construction for PACE Industry

With energy consumption, carbon emissions and climate change becoming more pressing issues, many panelists at PACENation Summit in Austin were optimistic about C-PACE's future.

PACE Financing: Partnership With Public Sector Is Fundamental

The role of policy in the green energy finance strategy was a hot topic at the PACENation Summit in Austin last week.

PACE of Growth

One topic topped discussions during PACENation’s third annual summit: how to expand this valuable financing tool. Here are five key requirements.

Retail Scuffles, But All Is Not Lost

News of retail bankruptcies and store closings might be making the most headlines, but retailers and retail owners that can adapt to changing consumer preferences and compete with the rise of e-commerce can still prevail, argues Yardi Matrix Analyst Justin Dean.

Atlanta, Nashville Gain as Workers Flock to the Southeast

Southeast markets claimed eight of the top 10 positions in the Bureau of Labor Statistics February job growth rankings. Yardi Matrix Analyst Justin Dean takes a deeper look into why these markets are attractive for workers right now.

The Rationale Behind the Rate Hike

Fed Chair Janet Yellen characterized the rate hike as a “vote of confidence” in the strength and resiliency of the U.S. economy.

Yardi Matrix Analysis: Positive News for Retailers

Retailers received some encouraging news on Tuesday, at the start of the holiday shopping season, in the form of newly released CCI and GDP numbers, reports Yardi Matrix Market Analyst Justin Dean.

Do GDP Gains Signal Rate Hike?

Solid GDP growth in conjunction with a tightening labor market fuels speculation that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December.