Herman Donner is a Research Scientist at the Global Projects Center. He is currently working on building a modeling platform for "what if" analysis based on data layers on commercial activities within cities. This will provide insights on consumer behavior and determinants of real estate value. Herman has researched various aspects of real estate markets and has published in leading real estate journals. His research has covered foreclosures, rent determinants, the distributional effects rent control and informational asymmetries on the housing market. Herman holds a PhD in Real Estate Economics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and has conducted research at the George Washington University and Stanford.