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Christopher Macke

Managing Director, Research & Strategy
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 233-5757

Christopher Macke is ARA’s Managing Director, Research and Strategy, responsible for leading the firm’s research efforts and working closely with the firm’s Investment and Portfolio Management Teams in developing investment analysis to support acquisitions and strategy implementation. Mr. Macke also serves as a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining ARA, Mr. Macke was a Senior Research Strategist with CB Richard Ellis Global Research & Consulting as part of the firm’s macroeconomic, property market, and capital market outlook and strategy efforts for clients. Mr. Macke’s previous real estate experience includes working for large institutional investors such as G.E. Real Estate, providing investment strategy consulting services to large institutional investors such as CalPERS, and advising regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Federal Reserve. He has been a contributor to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book and is a member of the PREA Research Advisory Council.

Mr. Macke has over 25 years of real estate experience and earned a B.A. degree from the University of Southern California and a M.B.A. from Indiana University. 

Insights written by Christopher Macke

Research Insights, September 07, 2017

Amazon's Prime Real Estate Play

With one stroke of the pen and a large electronic transfer of funds, Amazon validated the strategic role that physical stores play in showcasing, selling, and distributing goods to consumers.

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Market Commentary, July 26, 2017

Suburban Markets: Hidden Gems or Fool’s Gold?

Today, the industry is trumpeting the merits of suburban assets. What caused this dramatic reversal in how suburban markets are viewed and is the current view valid? Are these markets hidden gems or f...

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