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Thomas Davidoff

Thomas Davidoff is an economist, as well as a professor at the Sauder School of Business at UBC teaching economics and real estate.

  • BA (Harvard), MPA/URP (Princeton), PhD (MIT)
  • Stanley Hamilton Professorship in Real Estate Finance
  • Director, UBC Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate
  • Associate Professor, Strategy and Business Economics Division

Andrey Pavlov

Andrey D. Pavlov specializes in risk management for real estate, financial derivatives and digital currency investments at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, where he is professor of finance. He has also worked on the modelling of aggressive lending practices, risk management for publicly traded real estate companies, and mortgage and equity securitization.

He earned his Ph.D. from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles (1999) and was a visiting Associate Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania during the 2006 – 2008 period. Since then he has continuously taught real estate finance for the Wharton Executive Education program. He is a fellow of the Ziman Real Estate Center at UCLA, a winner of the Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute Best Dissertation Award (2000), and a post-doctoral honoree of the Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute (2005).

Professor Pavlov has a wide range of academic and industry-oriented publications. He has consulted for the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and private sector insurers, mortgage lenders and hedge funds.

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Episode Host

Adam Scalena


Adam is a full-service realtor, specializing in Vancouver’s best areas. His systematic approach to real estate and dedication to his clients has consistently placed him within the top 10% of realtors operating within Greater Vancouver.

Matt Scalena


Matt is real estate obsessed and considers himself a lifelong student of the Vancouver real estate market. As a co-manager of the Scalena Real Estate team, Matt prides himself on expertly advising buyers and sellers on all aspects of the fast-paced, dynamic Vancouver real estate market. He is present at every stage of the process, from that first phone call or email right through to when keys are exchanged between sellers and buyers.