Brendon Ogmundson Steps Into Role of BCREA Chief Economist

Darlene Hyde, Chief Executive Officer of the BC Real Estate Association (BCREA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Brendon Ogmundson as Chief Economist for BCREA.

Brendon has been with BCREA for nine years, most recently serving as Deputy Chief Economist. Earlier this year, he was awarded the Crystal Ball Award by the Association of Professional Economists of British Columbia for the quality of his economic forecasting. Brendon specializes in macroeconomic forecasting, housing market analysis, and econometric modelling. He is responsible for producing forecasts for the BC, Canadian and US economies, as well as authoring a quarterly analysis of mortgage rates and the BC commercial real estate market. He is also a contributor to the Philadelphia Federal Reserve’s Survey of Professional Forecasters.

Brendon is an experienced communicator, frequently contributing to major news outlets. He holds an MA in Economics from Simon Fraser University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Brendon replaces Cameron Muir who served as BCREA’s Chief Economist for the past 13 years. “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Cameron, who took the economics department to a new level,” says Hyde. ” And we extend sincere congratulations to Brendon upon his promotion.”

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