Joel Kan has been promoted to vice president, deputy chief economist, at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
Kan was previously associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting.
He first joined the MBA in 2006 as a survey specialist.
In his new role, Kan will be responsible for leading MBA’s economic and mortgage market forecasting and will continue his responsibilities of analyzing key data trends in the real estate finance industry.
“Over the past several years, Joel has taken on an increased role at MBA conferences and other industry events, providing instrumental analysis and commentary to members and consumers on real-time data and trends,” says Mike Fratantoni, senior vice president and chief economist for the MBA, in a statement. “His keen sense on what’s happening in the mortgage market has made him an invaluable asset to our research team.”
“Furthermore, Joel has been a go-to source for national and real estate trade media, regularly sharing trusted insights on what’s happening in the industry and the broader economy,” Fratantoni adds.