About Xander Snyder
Xander Snyder is the senior commercial real estate economist for First American Financial Corporation, a premier provider of title, settlement and risk solutions for real estate transactions and the leader in the digital transformation of its industry. In his role, he provides analysis, commentary and forecasts on commercial real estate trends.
Snyder's research focuses on economic trends impacting commercial real estate, such as demographics, fundraising, investment, and commercial lending. He monitors, analyzes and reports on economic data and surveys related to commercial real estate, and develops models and forecasts to better understand the forces that influence commercial real estate markets.
Before joining First American, Snyder developed data-driven models to guide real estate investment strategies, co-founded a proptech startup, and worked as a global risk analyst consulting international companies on supply chain risk and other issues. Snyder earned a master’s degree in data science and informatics from UC Berkeley. He also graduated from Cornell University with a double degree in economics and classical music composition, earning the title of Summa Cum Laude. Snyder, a native Angeleno, lives and works in Los Angeles.