James P. Gaines, Ph. D. – Chief Economist
Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University
Dr. Jim Gaines is the Chief Economist at the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. Dr. Gaines focuses on the Texas economy as well as housing and land development issues throughout the state. Dr. Gaines has more than forty years’ experience in a broad array of professional real estate activities in consulting, research and education, urban economics, land use analysis and development and project risk assessment. Dr. Gaines was an Associate Professor of Real Estate and Finance at the University of South Carolina before serving as President of Rice Center, an urban research center affiliated with Rice University. Dr. Gaines provided extensive real estate consulting services to numerous businesses, financial institutions, developers, and all levels of government organizations during his tenure with Arthur Andersen and KPMG.
Dr. Gaines earned his B.B.A., M.A. and Ph. D. degrees at the University of Georgia.
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