Mr. Meyers brings over 20 years experience in which time he founded, built, and sold the largest market research company serving the US Homebuilding Industry, The Meyers Group. At its height, The Meyers Group grew to 21 offices and over 200 employees nationwide. After selling The Meyers Group to Hanley Wood in June 2004, he founded Meyers LLC focusing specifically on consulting.
Jeff specializes in on-going advisory services and manages all consulting assignments for several top ten public home builders through his direct involvement with land acquisition strategies, product development, segmentation, and positioning. Highly regarded as an industry expert for real estate trends and issues, Mr. Meyers is quoted frequently in several national publications including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times. His recent speaking engagements include the National Association of Home Builders Council, the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, the Southern California Building Industry Association, and the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Meyers is highly accomplished and regarded as the leading expert on residential trends in the real estate market.
Phone: (949) 640-0050 x200
Cell: (714) 319-3888
Tim has more than 30 years experience in analyzing and valuing real estate development opportunities all over the United States and Latin America. He has developed the ability to interpret diverse statistics and trends and translate them into actionable plans. Tim’s personal commitment to his clients is to constantly assess the economy, real estate market and consumer trends to identify the newest and best ways to profitably invest and develop.
During his career, Tim was senior manager with KPMG Peat Marwick’s National Real Estate Consulting Group before serving as principal of Hanley Wood Market Intelligence’s Real Estate Consulting Practice and his own firm. He earned an MBA with a concentration in marketing and finance from San Diego State University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of California, San Diego. He also holds a MIRM (Member of the Institute of Residential Marketing) from the National Association of Homebuilders. Tim is based in our San Diego, California office.
Peter F. Dennehy
Senior Vice President of Advisory
Peter Dennehy is Senior Vice President of Meyers Research, LLC. He has 25 years of experience analyzing real estate developments for developers, financial institutions and public agencies throughout the United States. He has directed consulting engagements for hundreds of clients, covering a wide array of product types and real estate asset classes, with a particular focus in recent years on rental and for-sale residential projects, mixed-use urban infill developments, master planned communities and portfolio analysis.
Prior to joining Meyers, Peter worked for a number of leading national real estate research companies, including John Burns Real Estate Consulting, Meyers Group/Hanley Wood and RCLCo.
Peter Dennehy holds a J.D. from University of San Diego’s School of Law and a B.A. in Government/Public Policy from Pomona College.
Michelle L. Wolkoys
Senior Vice President of Advisory
As Vice President of Advisory for Meyers Research LLC, Ms. Wolkoys' manages consulting assignments throughout the Real Estate Consulting Practice and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Orange County office. Ms. Wolkoys has over 18 years of experience in the homebuilding industry and has consulted on all types of residential development throughout the Western United States including mixed-use master planned communities, consumer surveys, rental housing and condominium conversions, custom lots, large scale resorts, golf course communities, in-fill developments, mid-/high-rise condominiums, and adaptive re-use. Various non-residential consulting assignments include Recreation Vehicle (RV) resorts, portfolio analysis, and industrial, office and retail properties. Ms. Wolkoys specializes in on-going advisory services and manages all consulting assignments for several top ten public home builders through her direct involvement with land acquisition strategies, product development, segmentation and positioning.
More recent representative assignments include: lot-by-lot pricing and premium recommendations for The Strand at Headlands, an exclusive, beachfront custom lot community comprised of 118 single family lots along the coast in the city of Dana Point; product segmentation and pricing recommendations for Brightwater (a.k.a. Bolsa Chica wetlands) a 356 unit master planned community with 4 single family product lines in the city of Huntington Beach; and recurrent residential homebuilder portfolio analysis in support of acquisition due diligence for builder consolidation in Southern California.
Ms. Wolkoys is also regularly involved with strategic planning, market and financial feasibility, demographic and economic forecasting, absorption analysis, product planning, and market opportunity analysis for municipalities, investors, builders and developers throughout the Southern California region. These studies include various projections and multi-project development scenarios which require extensive experience in analyzing residential building trends of all types, and understanding the dynamics of any given regional market place and the positioning and potential of these projects within that market.
Ms. Wolkoys began her consulting career in 1994 as a Research Analyst with Hanley Wood Market Intelligence (formerly The Meyers Group). She was promoted several times to land in her position as Managing Director between 1998 and 2006. In October 2006, Ms. Wolkoys reunited with Jeff Meyers, the founder and previous CEO of Meyers Group, to form Meyers LLC – a new consulting firm that brings together the most talented and accomplished professionals with extensive experience in the homebuilding industry. Together, they will develop long-term strategies to grow Meyers LLC into the industry's leading consulting practice.
Phone: (949) 640-0050 x207
Cell: (714) 357-6005
Stephen G. Smiley
Senior Vice President of Advisory
As Vice President of Advisory at Meyers Research LLC, Stephen Smiley is part of a leadership team managing one of the nation’s largest and most experienced real estate consulting and advisory firms. Additionally, Stephen will be leveraging his extensive experience in providing builders, developers, and financial institutions throughout Northern California the advice they need to be successful in today’s competitive housing market.
Previously as Senior Managing Director at Hanley Wood Market Intelligence (formerly Meyers Group), Stephen Smiley led consulting operations and management for the entire Western United States. Additionally, Mr. Smiley played a key role in integrating data into consulting operations to provide seamless offering for many of the nation’s most successful builders.
In his 20 years of experience, Mr. Smiley has worked throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, the Pacific Northwest, and Colorado. As a Principal of the Meyers Group in Los Angeles, Mr. Smiley was instrumental in the company’s expansion into Northern California and the Western United States. In addition, Mr. Smiley has also been involved with numerous development projects throughout the United Stated including Washington D.C, Virginia and Florida regions.
He actively participates in the residential, commercial, industrial real estate consulting operations and guides many large scale, multi-discipline development projects. Mr. Smiley has consulted on all types of development projects and has expertise with many residential and commercial/retail projects nationwide.
Stephen manages a large of clients including residential and commercial land developers, homebuilders, financial institutions, public funds, etc. A trusted resource for the press, Stephen has been quoted in many local and national publications. In addition, Mr. Smiley is a prominent speaker at various real estate industry events throughout the year. His office is in Danville, California.
Phone: (925) 362-1028
Cell: (510) 612-5718
Vice President of Advisory
Over a span of nearly two decades, Adam regularly analyzes real estate projects and markets around the country and internationally. He has significant “on the ground” experience in 27 states and over 60 MSA’s, and regularly works on asset types that range from individual subdivisions to large-scale master planned communities to urban/mixed-use projects and beyond. Aside from having vast experience working on the primary housing side, he also has significant experience in the resort/second home space, particularly in Hawaii and Mexico. In fact, he has personally visited/assessed all new home projects in both the State of Hawaii and most resort markets in Mexico, multiple times.
Adam has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Real Estate from San Diego State University. He also has completed the course requirements for a MIRM designation, and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute. He has been quoted by publications such as the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Union Tribune, Builder/Developer Magazine, etc., and has participated in multiple hour-long radio interviews regarding the national second home market. Adam is based in our Rancho Santa Fe, CA office.
Richard B. Jackson, MIRM
Vice President of Advisory
As Vice President of Advisory for Meyers' East Coast operations and based out of Raleigh, NC, Mr. Jackson brings over 25 years experience in various aspects of land development and homebuilding, including executive-level marketing management with some of the nation’s top builders, which included feasibility studies tied to land acquisitions, as well as overall market analysis and segmentation mapping associated with each division’s annual plan. His marketing work with national builders such as Centex Homes, Pulte Homes, Beazer Homes and more recently a real estate private equity fund, the Anka Funds included alternative plans analysis relative to the financing, repositioning and re-launch of failed or faltering real estate developments. Prior to his stint as Managing Director of the Anka Funds, Mr. Jackson was Senior Vice President of the National Builder Division of Countrywide Home Loans where for five years he headed up all things ‘builder’ in the Southeast (MD, DC, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL), growing builder fundings to $5 billion per annum.
As a well-respected and recognized industry figure, Mr. Jackson provides Meyers an extensive network of long-term, builder/developer relationships throughout the country, as well as strategic relationships with a number of finance and investment sources, including large institutional firms and private equity funds, providing debt and equity funding.
Industry involvement includes Mr. Jackson’s current term as ‘Life Director’ on NAHB’s Board of Directors and a number of terms served on the Board of Directors of the National Sales and Marketing Council, the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Residential Marketing and the Board of Governors of the Builder Marketing Society. He has served as long-time judge of the MAME Awards, regional and national, and is the past recipient of Marketing Director of the Year and Builder of the Year in the Raleigh area MAME Awards. He is a frequent national speaker at the largest real estate venues and he has published numerous articles, including having served as guest editor of Sales and Marketing Ideas magazine.
Mr. Jackson is a graduate with a BA degree from East Carolina University and attended Lee Evans School of Builder Management, an affiliate of the University of Denver.
Phone: (919) 621-2384
Vice President of Research Technology
Ludmilla Schappert has over nine years of market research experience in the real estate industry, consulting for numerous builders and developers across the country. As an engagement manager with Meyers LLC, her consulting expertise includes a full spectrum of consumer research and strategic planning projects, market and financial feasibility studies, land acquisition due diligence and absorption analyses, demographic and economic studies, product planning analyses, and market opportunity assessments.
Prior to that position, Ludmilla held various analytical positions in the consulting and online published research departments for Meyers Group and subsequently Hanley Wood Market Intelligence. Ms. Schappert was an analyst with FMV Opinion, Inc and was the Research Director at the Orange County Business Journal.
Ms. Schappert is a longstanding member of the Urban Land Institute and has served on the YLG Executive Committee of the ULI Orange County/Inland Empire District Council since 2004. In April 2010, she was appointed to Co-Chair of Community Outreach for the YLG. As Co-Chair, she helped spearhead the YLG Pro Bono TAP program for 2010. She has served as the University Outreach co-chair for the YLG.
Phone: (949) 640-0050 x238
Cell: (714) 679-9282
Vice President of Capital
Mr. Hudson has extensive experience in city, regional and environmental planning, along with a diverse background in General Plans; urban design programs; public participation programs; community and neighborhood workshops; Specific Plan development and implementation; subdivision design, cost analysis and entitlement programs; construction management services for large-scale housing, multifamily, commercial and mixed-use developments. His experience as a public agency planner and land development project manager enables him to successfully balance public agency requirements with socioeconomic realities. Having been employed in both the public and private planning sectors for the last 25 years, Mr. Hudson has attained a broad perspective on both the philosophical concepts and practical realities of planning issues and methods by which to resolve potential conflicts between them. This experience has given him the opportunity to develop effective governmental liaison skills.
During his career, Mr. Hudson has had the opportunity to work in a number of different cities both as a City Planner and professional consultant on large-scale public policy plans and environmental programs. During this time, Mr. Hudson was directly responsible for the development of comprehensive General Plans and associated environmental documentation for the cities of Hemet, Highland, Moreno Valley, Pico Rivera, Laguna Hills, and the City of Ojai, as well as environmental and policy studies in Murrieta, Shafter, Rohnert Park, and Riverside County. Two of these General Plans (Hemet and Pico Rivera) were recognized by the American Planning Association, and received Oustanding Planning Awards in the Comprehensive Planning and Planning Implementation categories.
As Vice President of Capital for Meyers Research, Mr. Hudson brings with him more than twenty years of experience in the planning, entitlement and development of residential, commercial and mixed-use projects throughout California, Arizona and Colorado. His past projects have included a variety of development types ranging from 10-acre urban infill sites to 3,000-acre master planned development projects. Mr. Hudson’s unique resume includes roles in all sides of the development process. Having written numerous public policy and city planning documents during his career, he has developed the ability to quickly turn a detailed assessment of city policies and procedures into a specific entitlement strategy that efficiently pairs each project with the corresponding municipality. In addition, his past experience as an appointed planning official gives him the unique insight that comes from years of participating in the public review and decision-making process while representing the public’s interest.
Phone: (949) 640-0050
Cell: (949) 375-6059
JT uses his 10+ years in real estate experience to focus on our custom consulting assignments and specializes in market feasibility, supply and demand methodologies and segmentation. He has led the field research on assignments all over the country. JT has a BS from Pennsylvania State University and a law degree from The Dickinson School of Law at the Pennsylvania State University. JT is based in our Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. office.
Managing Editor of Research Technology
Kenneth Lee is a Managing Editor at Meyers Research, LLC. He has over 8 years of experience in data collection, data analyses, and published research for the residential real estate market. His experience ranges from data QA to custom data report deliveries to authoring and editing market reports. He has written newsletters and blogs catered to industry professionals. He and his work have been cited on various media outlets including MarketWatch and WHYY Philadelphia.
Prior to joining Meyers, Ken was a Product Analyst at Hanley Wood Market Intelligence (formerly Meyers Group)/MetroStudy. He was responsible for managing large custom data accounts as well as their Market Snapshot reports. He also wrote analysis on over 20 economic indicators and authored the company’s monthly newsletter. He also previously worked in mortgage financing with Wells Fargo Bank (formerly Wachovia Bank).
Ken received a Bachelor of Science degree at Penn State University with a dual major in Marketing and International Business. He also attended the University of Singapore and has a minor in International Studies.
Manager of Advisory
For the past decade Shaun has specialized in real estate market analysis and financial feasibility for commercial and residential consulting assignments across the US, with a concentration in the southwest US and Mexico. Prior to joining Meyers, Shaun was an analyst and project manager for John Burns Real Estate Consulting, the Sullivan Group and the London Group. Shaun graduated with a B.S. from University of California, San Diego with a background in economics and urban studies and planning.
Blayne Brinket has ten years experience in market research and consulting for the real estate industry. She has conducted market analysis and feasibility studies throughout California and other states for numerous builders, developers, and lending institutions. Her experience includes pricing and absorption analyses, feasibility reports, economic and demographic analyses, rental market analyses, and product segmentation studies.
Prior to joining Meyers LLC, Ms. Brinket held various positions for the consulting division of Meyers Group and subsequently Hanley Wood Market Intelligence. In her most recent position as Senior Manager, she managed client engagements and guided project teams. She also has worked for Ernst and Young and has new home sales experience.
Ms. Brinket received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences and a Business Management Minor from the University of California, Irvine. Ms. Brinket is also a licensed California real estate salesperson.
Phone: (949) 640-0050 x222
Mr. Early has over seven years of experience performing research and analysis for a wide range of land-use development ventures including residential, office, industrial, mixed-use, retail, recreational, and special use.
Prior to joining Meyers LLC, Ryan worked as a Senior Associate for Alfred Gobar Associates, where he was primarily responsible for the structuring and execution of the firm’s statistical, financial, and econometric modeling systems in order to provide pricing, absorption, supply/demand, feasibility, and design output recommendations. During his time at AGA, Ryan structured city fiscal impact, economic blight, financial proformas , real estate portfolio assessments, project feasibility, and provided regular industry and data trending briefs focused on all areas of real estate. Mr. Early’s most significant contribution was serving as the driving force behind the technological evolution of the firm’s modeling systems, data, and methodologies.
Mr. Early received his Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Business Administration Minor from the University of Oregon. Ryan is based in our San Diego, CA office.
As a Research Consultant at Meyers LLC, Mr. Chouceir performs research and analysis related to various projects and assignments Meyers performs for its clients. He works alongside the consulting group and asset management group to assist in providing Meyers’ clients with a tool for making informed investment decisions. Since starting with Meyers, he has worked on a variety of different items including market and financial feasibility studies, supply and demand analyses, land acquisition due diligence and absorption analyses, demographic and economic studies, consumer research and case study evaluations.
Prior to joining the Meyers team, he was an integral part of a commercial real estate brokerage that focused on sourcing and negotiating the acquisition of multifamily properties across the United States. In just a few years, he was responsible for the successful acquisition of approximately $75 million worth of multifamily properties.
Mr. Chouceir is involved with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) as he serves on the Young Leaders Group (YLG) Executive Committee and is the YLG Representative on the Sustainable Communities Initiative Council. In 2011, he received his Master of Business Administration with a focus in Finance and Real Estate from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).
Phone: (949) 640-0050 x242
Cell: (714) 488-6747
As a research consultant Mr. McCauley prepares real estate transaction data to assist the consulting and asset management groups at Meyers LLC in providing clients with accurate information about current market conditions. He also collects and maintains land transaction data for Northern and Southern California.
Mr. McCauley received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tulane University in 2008. His studies focused on predictive modeling and data analysis by utilizing linear and non-linear regression techniques. After Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast, Mr. McCauley volunteered in the Rebuild New Orleans project where he helped to repair local schools that had been damaged by the storm.
Before joining the Meyers team Mr. McCauley was a computer and networking consultant in San Diego.
Phone: (949) 640-0050 x202
Stephen is an Associate and one of the newest additions to Meyers LLC. He is a recent graduate from the University of San Diego, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. Stephen is originally from Arizona, and his family has been involved in the Phoenix area real estate market for more than 20 years. He is excited about the opportunity to work in real estate with Meyers LLC. He is based in our San Diego, CA office.
Kevin MacDougall is responsible for continuously building a database of national and metro specific trends throughout the United States. He is currently completing his fourth year at the University of California, Irvine where he is working towards a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies.
Huy Do is responsible for building a database of new home communities that covers different metropolitan statistical areas throughout the United States. He received a Master of Science degree in Economics from Cal Poly Pomona and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Statistics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Enrique Raygoza is responsible for adding to a research database of market trends. Enrique also works at Grassroots Campaigns where he is a fundraiser on behalf of Save the Children. This past summer he participated in the NASA CIPAIR internship where he and a team worked on developing a boost converter for a bio-medical implant. He is a third year transfer student at the University of California, Irvine and is working on completing his degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Lisa is an Executive Assistant and assists with all day-to-day operations and provides support with office administration, accounting and special projects. She has been Tim Sullivan’s assistant for the past 24 years. Lisa is based in the San Diego, California office.
Laurie graduated from Northwestern University. Prior to joining Meyers, Laurie worked in the Investing Division for both their Cash Team and Settlement Team at Pacific Life. She took a six month sabbatical to work and travel around Australia. She is responsible for our accounting and reporting.
Phone: 949-640-0050 x243