Mark Fleming, Ph.D.
Chief Economist| First American Financial Corporation
Thursday, October 3rd
Dueling Chief Economists Mark Fleming, Ph.D. of First American and Sam Khater of Freddie Mac
Mark Fleming serves as the chief economist for First American Financial Corporation, a leading provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions that traces its heritage back to 1889. In his role, he leads an economics team responsible for analysis, commentary and forecasting trends in the real estate and mortgage markets.
Fleming’s research interests primarily include real estate and urban economics, applied econometrics and mortgage risk. He has published research in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Geographic Information Sciences. His research has also been published in the book, “Advances in Spatial Econometrics,” and is a U.S. patent author.
As a trusted and influential voice with 20 years of experience in the mortgage and property information business, Fleming is frequently quoted by national news outlets and industry trade publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Housing Wire and he is a regular guest on high-profile broadcast news channels, including CBS, CNBC, Fox Business News and NPR.
Before joining First American, he developed insights and analytical products for CoreLogic, and property valuation models at Fannie Mae. Fleming graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master of Science and a doctorate in agricultural and resource economics and holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Swarthmore College. He lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area.