Chair, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics | Professor Emeritus
Real Estate


Ken Rosen is chairman of the Berkeley Haas Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics; and Professor Emeritus at Berkeley Haas. He is also chairman of Rosen Consulting Group, a real estate market research firm; a former trustee of the Urban Land Institute; and a member of the advisory boards of several nonprofit and for-profit entities that deal with real estate finance and development. He has authored over 100 articles and four books on real estate and real estate finance.

He was formerly the chairman and founder of Rosen Real Estate Securities LLC (RRES), and chairman, founder, and portfolio manager of Lend Lease Rosen Securities, both REIT money management firms. In addition, Rosen served as the special real estate adviser to the Davos World Economic Forum, and he was Consultant/Managing Director of Salomon Brothers’ Real Estate Research Department from 1985 to 1990.

Rosen received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BA with highest honors from the University of Connecticut in 1970. He was a professor of Economics at Princeton University.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Commercial Real Estate Market
  • Natural Vacancy Rate
  • Mortgage Market
  • Real Estate
  • Housing Market
  • Economics
  • Econometric Forecasting Model
  • Price Adjustments in Real Estate Markets
  • Rental Housing and Rent Control