Patrick Duffy is the founder and Principal of MetroIntelligence as well as editor of the company's regular Economic Update for the BuilderBytes electronic newsletter.
For over 25 years, Patrick has consulted on tens of billions of various development projects throughout North America with the country's leading market research firms, homebuilders, land developers, investors and lenders on residential, mixed-use, commercial and industrial projects.
He has also written extensively on real estate issues for The Los Angeles Times, Builder & Developer magazine, Inman News, Multi-Housing News, California Builder magazine and various titles published by local BIA groups.
As a speaker he has presented at the International Builders Show, PCBC, BIS, Big Builder, the Great Valley Conference, UCLA Extension, First American Title's Real Estate and Economic Outlook Conference Series, Hanley Wood Market Intelligence's Executive Housing Seminar and various BIA Chapter events.
As an expert on real estate markets, he has been frequently quoted by the Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as well as many other newspapers throughout the U.S. He has also been featured on American Public Media's "Marketplace," local news programs on K-CAL9 and ABC7 in Los Angeles and twice on "L.A. Business Today," a TV news program broadcast by the City of Los Angeles.
As a Managing Director of Consulting with Hanley Wood Market Intelligence (formerly The Meyers Group), he was instrumental in a statewide alliance with the California Building Industry Association which included monthly press releases and analysis on statewide housing trends.
Prior to that he was a Vice President of Consulting with MarketPointe Realty Advisors, and has also worked with The Concord Group, Robert Charles Lesser & Co. and managed the internal market research activities for a public homebuilder with operations in California, Arizona and Nevada.
Heidi Gothard, Senior Consultant, MetroIntelligence
With over 20 years of experience as an independent real estate research consultant for residential developers, market research firms and investors, Heidi Gothard has worked on many large-scale projects and master plans throughout the southwestern United States. Prior to joining MetroIntelligence, Heidi worked with other regional consulting firms including MetroStudy, The Meyers Group (now Hanley Wood Market Intelligence), MarketPointe Realty Advisors, Real Estate Economics, and Market Profiles as well as directly for builders and developers including KBHome, Pulte Homes, Western Pacific Housing (now part of D.R. Horton), Playa Vista LLC and The Irvine Company.
As a Marketing Research Manager for the Irvine Company, Heidi led a team of analysts to offer pricing recommendations for existing and future projects on the Irvine Ranch to use in various pro-formas critical for land sale negotiations, oversaw the in-house databases and provided all aspects of housing research (including both new construction and resale data) to the senior management team.
Heidi also brings an extensive background in technology to each consulting assignment, having served as a Client and Industry Relations Manager for Cox Communications to create some of the country's first wired broadband communities -- including high-speed Internet access, digital telephone and digital television -- for the master-planned communities Ladera Ranch and Newport Coast.