Zelman & Associates expands research team with senior rental housing expert

Zelman & Associates, a Walker & Dunlop Company and the leading housing-related research firm in the country, announced today that it has expanded its rental housing research team with the addition of Managing Director Philip Martin. Based in Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Martin will play a key role in enhancing existing rental sector research and collaborating across the Walker & Dunlop platform to develop new insights for both firms’ client bases.

Ivy Zelman, CEO and Co-Founder of Zelman & Associates, commented, “Philip will be critical in furthering the integration of Zelman with Walker & Dunlop’s technology-enabled platform, resulting in better research, more thematic reports, and richer insights for our clients.” She continued, “By expanding upon Zelman’s deep macro housing and industry experience, he will also significantly broaden our suite of offerings.”

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of the growing Zelman & Associates and Walker & Dunlop teams,” stated Martin. “These two firms have set themselves apart within their respective industries, thanks to their outstanding brand presence, exceptional professionals, and their focus on data and technology.”

Mr. Martin, a seasoned and highly respected housing and equity research expert, brings nearly 30 years of experience to Zelman & Associates. Before joining the firm, he served as CFO for RESSCO, a privately held real estate investment and management company with $400M of invested capital and a focus on value-add and workforce housing. Prior to this, Mr. Martin held several roles focused on research, including a six-year tenure with Waterton. There, he served as Senior Vice President and was responsible for market and financial research and analysis, capital raising, allocation of investment capital, new business development, and deal sourcing. He previously held research and analysis roles with firms that include Morningstar, Golub & Company, and Cantor Fitzgerald.