Dr. Ted Jones of Stewart Title Delivers the Forecast for the Real Estate Market and Economy
Today, I had the pleasure of joining Dr. Ted Jones, a fellow Aggie, at Raffa’s Waterfront Grill for his insightful presentation, 'Over the Edge: A Look Back and to the Future for Real Estate and the Economy.' I extend my gratitude to Jeremy Ragsdale, Maxwell VanNatter Jr, and Stewart Title Houston for facilitating this valuable event.
As the owner of a coaching company and a team leader for a group of agents, I recognize the significance of attending such gatherings to enhance our knowledge and strive for excellence. It's crucial for business growth and staying ahead in our field.
More About Dr. Ted Jones
Dr. Ted C. Jones is the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for Stewart Title Guaranty Company. In this role, Ted spearheads Stewart's ongoing financial analyses and applied real estate research, earning him recognition among stockholders, associates, and customers. Renowned for his expertise, Ted is a seasoned speaker, delivering over 150 presentations annually on topics related to real estate and the economy.
Over the course of his career, Ted has successfully executed numerous mass-appraisal assignments, encompassing a diverse range of properties such as income-producing assets owned by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, retail properties, hotels, motels, offices, commercial land, multifamily housing, residences, and various other special-use properties, totaling more than $3 billion.
Ted's contributions extend to impactful studies, including an analysis of the Resolution Trust Corporation's influence on real estate values. Notably, he testified before the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Ted earned his Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics from Colorado State University and went on to achieve a PhD in finance with a minor in statistics, as well as a master's degree in land economics and real estate from Texas A&M University.
Prior to joining Stewart Title, Ted served as the Chief Economist at A&M's Real Estate Center, the nation's largest publicly funded real estate research group. His academic background also includes authoring and teaching the valuation and appraisal section of the Bachelor of Commerce in Valuation and Property Management at Lincoln College, The University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Internationally recognized, Ted has conducted appraisals and property analyses in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He has contributed significantly to real estate organizations, having been a past member of the board of directors for the National, Texas, and Houston Associations of REALTORS® and serving as the chairman of the board for the Houston association in 2004.