As Chief Economist for Windermere Real Estate, Matthew Gardner is responsible for analyzing and interpreting economic data and its impact on the real estate market on both a local and national level. Matthew is the former Principal of Gardner Economics, and has over 25 years of professional experience both in the U.S. and U.K. He specializes in residential market analysis, commercial/industrial market analysis, financial analysis, and land use and regional economics. For the past 15 years, Matthew has served as an economic advisor to Windermere before joining the company full time in June 2015. Matthew chairs the Board of Trustees at the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington; sits on the Urban Land Institutes Technical Assistance Panel; is an Advisory Board Member for the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington where he also lectures in real estate forecasting; and is Chairman and Editor of the Central Puget Sound Real Estate Research Report, published by the University of Washington.