Reed Construction Data (CMD)
Bernard Markstein is an economic consultant who provides analysis and forecasts of the national economy and construction activity as well as tracking developments in building materials prices. Dr. Markstein is an accomplished speaker who is frequently quoted in the national press and in trade publications and also has been interviewed for both radio and TV, including Bloomberg TV and Nightly Business Report on PBS.
Prior to being an economic consultant, Dr. Markstein was U.S. Chief Economist for Reed Construction Data (now CMD) where he followed and forecasted commercial construction activity. Before that, Dr. Markstein was Senior Economist and Vice President, Economic Forecasting and Analysis, for the National Association of Home Builders, providing analysis on national and regional housing issues, developments and trends in the multifamily housing market, and the forces affecting building materials prices.
Dr. Markstein received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Brown University and a Doctorate in Economics from Yale University.