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Southwestern Ontario Real Estate Forum
Thursday, June 13, 2024
RBC PlaceLondon, Ontario

Carl Gomez
Professional Economist and Real Estate Investment Strategist at CoStar


Carl Gomez has over twenty years of business experience, and is a well-known Canadian economist and respected investment professional specializing in real estate. He was appointed Chief Economist and Head of Market Analytics for CoStar Group in November 2020 and is responsible for working strategically to accelerate the brand’s growth momentum in Canada and to build and manage a team of high performance, senior level talent across the country.

Carl was formally Senior Vice President, Research & Strategy for QuadReal Property Group. In that role, he oversaw portfolio strategy, research, and strategic market analysis for the company from both the fundamental and capital markets perspective.

Before that, Carl worked at Bentall Kennedy, a leading real estate investment management firm as Senior Vice President & Chief Economist. In this role, Carl provided management and clients of the firm with strategic insight into the impact of emerging macroeconomic and capital market forces on real estate investment markets in North America.

Carl has also worked on Bay Street as a Senior Economist, first with RBC Financial Group and then with TD Bank Financial Group. In both capacities, he specialized in macroeconomic forecasting and real estate market analysis. He was and continues to be a nationally recognized speaker and media commentator on financial issues and real estate related developments, with his views having appeared in the Globe & Mail, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, and CBC News among others.

Carl began his career in Vancouver where he held the position of B.C. Regional Economist with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). He also occasionally lectured on demographic based forecasting methods at Simon Fraser University.