Rosen Consulting Group was founded in 1990 by Dr. Kenneth T. Rosen. Today he and Arthur Margon are the partners and active managers of the firm consisting of 18 research professionals.
Educational backgrounds include PhDs, MBAs, and graduate and undergraduate degrees in real estate, planning, finance, public policy, and economics. Professional backgrounds include urban planning, real estate investment management, transactions, valuation, portfolio analysis, strategic planning, investment banking, and university teaching.
Ken Rosen is Chairman of Rosen Consulting Group, a real estate market research firm, Chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics and Professor Emeritus at the
Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Rosen is also a trustee of the Urban Land Institute and a member of the board of directors of several non-profit and
for-profit entities that deal with real estate finance and development. He has authored over 100 articles and four books on real estate and real estate finance.
He was formerly the Chairman and founder of Rosen Real Estate Securities LLC (RRES), and Chairman, founder and portfolio manager of Lend Lease Rosen Securities, both REIT money management firms.
Also, Ken served as the special real estate advisor to The Davos World Economic Forum, and from 1985-1990 he was Consultant/Managing Director of Salomon Brothersí Real Estate Research Department.
Dr. Rosen received his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.A. with highest honors from the University of Connecticut in 1970.
He was a Professor of Economics at Princeton University.
Arthur Margon is a Partner at Rosen Consulting Group in charge of the firmís New York office, having joined the firm in November 1998. He was formerly a Principal at Rosen Real Estate Securities.
Mr. Margon has more than two decades of experience in real estate consulting and market analysis, which included developing securitization models, restructuring bank loan portfolios, managing due diligence projects, and serving as an independent fiduciary in a major pension fund reorganization.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Margon was Director of the New York University Real Estate Institute, where he directed the real estate Masterís Degree program.
As head of his own consulting company in the early 1990s, he advised corporations on location decisions, and individual investors on sales and leasing transactions.
In the early 1980s, Mr. Margon was the Research Director and served as Senior Vice President at the Real Estate Board of New York.
Mr. Margon was a tenured faculty member at the City University of New York with a specialty in Urban History and Development. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, an
M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. from Brooklyn College. He has published numerous articles and reviews over the course of three decades, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
Randall Sakamoto is Executive Vice President and Director of Research. He joined Rosen Consulting Group in 2006 and is based in Berkeley. Mr. Sakamoto is responsible for overseeing operations, including the delivery
of strategic services to clients and business development. Mr. Sakamoto has more than a decade of experience in real estate research, consulting and strategic advisory. Prior to joining RCG,
he was Assistant Director with Cushman & Wakefield and Research Manager at CoStar Group. Mr. Sakamoto received a dual B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Claremont McKenna College.
David Bank, Senior Vice President, joined Rosen Consulting Group in 2013. Prior to joining RCG, Mr. Bank was an Economist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he conducted economic and market analysis and authored housing market reports for the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). Before that, he worked as a consultant in the market research and healthcare industries. Mr. Bank received an M.A. in International and Development Economics from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and a B.A. in Economics from New York University.
Kimberley Player rejoined Rosen Consulting Group in 2016 as Senior Vice President. Ms. Player focuses on thought leadership and client management. For more than 20 years, she has provided innovative solutions to clients ranging from institutional investors and developers to corporations, landowners and public sector entities. Prior to her current role at RCG, Ms. Player held various leadership positions with CBREís Global Research and Consulting divisions, including Directors of Bay Area Research, Land Use and Workplace Consulting, and Corporate Strategy roles. Her experience also includes work for PwC, Intrawest, and Clarion Partners. She is involved with the Urban Land Institute and STAR Communities. Ms. Player earned a B.Comm. with a Finance specialization from the University of British Columbia and a Certificate in Sustainable Community Development from The George Washington University.