About Odeta Kushi

As deputy chief economist for First American Financial Corporation, the premier provider of title, settlement and risk solutions for real estate transactions and the leader in the digital transformation of its industry, 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 quarterly surveys and economic data related to the housing industry. Top national business media outlets, including CNBC, Yahoo! Finance and Reuters TV, turn to Kushi for insight and perspective on the forces shaping the housing industry. Her research has been published in leading business and industry trade publications, including The Wall Street Journal, News and World Report, Business Insider, HousingWire and Inman News.

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, in both cases earning the title of Summa Cum Laude. While originally from Albania, she now lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area.