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Housing supply vs. demand - with CNBC’s Diana Olick and Ivy Zelman

March 3, 2021

Housing supply vs. demand - with CNBC’s Diana Olick and Ivy Zelman

Diana Olick & Ivy Zelman

CNBC's Real Estate Correspondent & CEO and Co-Founder of Zelman & Associates

Watch CNBC's Diana Olick and Ivy Zelman discuss the housing boom and its implications for single-family, multifamily, and BFR/SFR.

Catch Willy Walker's interview with CNBC's Real Estate Correspondent Diana Olick and Ivy Zelman & Associate's CEO and Co-Founder Ivy where they discuss the housing boom and their analysis on single-family housing, multifamily, built for rent (BFR) and single-family rental (SFR).

They covered:

• Achieving success in male-dominated industries
• The effects of low inventory as it relates to the housing market and construction costs
• Migration trends and the potential return to cities
• The vast expansion of the single-family rental and build-for-rent spaces 


A bit about each speaker:

Willy Walker
Willy Walker

Willy Walker is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Walker & Dunlop. Under Mr. Walker’s leadership, Walker & Dunlop has grown from a small, family-owned business to become one of the largest commercial real estate finance companies in the United States. Walker & Dunlop is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and in its first ten years as a public company has seen its shares appreciate over 800%.

Ivy Zelman

Ivy Zelman, Chief Executive Officer of Zelman & Associates, and a highly respected thought leader for housing and housing-related industries, has been guiding investors and corporate executives toward business success for roughly 30 years. In 2007, Ivy co-founded Zelman & Associates which is the leading housing research firm nationwide, serving institutional and private equity investors, and corporate executives from the homebuilding, building products, real estate, mortgage finance and rental sectors, and more. Her firm provides unequaled in-depth analyses across all aspects of the housing spectrum. Ivy’s methodology, which puts Zelman & Associates in its own league, remains strongly rooted in the ability to perform thematic research overlaid with proprietary surveys to produce unparalleled, differentiated, value-added research.  

Diana Olick

Diana Olick is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, currently serving as CNBC's real estate correspondent as well as the author of the Realty Check blog on She also contributes her real estate expertise to NBC's "Today" and "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams."

Olick launched the real estate beat at CNBC during the housing boom in 2004. She rode the beat from boom to bust, reporting on the sub-prime mortgage crisis, the housing crash, the government's housing bailout, the "robo-signing" foreclosure paperwork scandal and ensuing mortgage lawsuits and settlements involving the nation's largest banks. She is often a guest and/or moderator at major mortgage and real estate industry events. Prior to joining CNBC in 2002, Olick spent seven years as a correspondent for CBS News. Olick began her career as a local news reporter at WABI-TV in Bangor, Maine; WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Mich.; and KIRO-TV in Seattle. She joined CBS in 1994 as a New York-based correspondent for the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" and "The Early Show." She also contributed pieces to "48 Hours" and "Sunday Morning." 

Olick has a B.A. in comparative literature with a minor in soviet studies from Columbia College in New York and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. 

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