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Ian Anderson

Senior Director of Research and Analysis

Ian Anderson Senior Director of Research and Analysis


Ian Anderson brings 20 years of commercial real estate and capital markets experience to his role as Senior Director of Research. He leads U.S. Office, Life Sciences, and Healthcare research for CBRE, identifying and communicating the key trends driving supply and demand of these commercial real estate sectors and providing guidance on the future direction of market fundamentals. and Analysis for the Greater Philadelphia region. He is responsible for generating market insight and intelligence and ensuring that clients receive the most thorough, timely and strategic research information, in a way that guides decision making and identifies risks and opportunities.

In addition to his national role, Mr. Anderson leads thought leadership for CBRE’s Mid-Atlantic Division, covering all property types with a primary focus on Washington, D.C. He delivers presentations and writes reports on local economic trends and their effect on area commercial real estate markets. He also serves as a CBRE spokesperson on the commercial real estate environment and has been published in numerous local, national and industry publications, and has spoken at various conferences and events.

Prior to CBRE, Mr. Anderson was the Director of Research for Grosvenor Fund Management in North America. His primary focus was to direct investment strategy by identifying the risks and opportunities of property sectors, metropolitan markets, and macroeconomic trends. During his tenure at Grosvenor, Mr. Anderson authored dozens of commercial real estate research reports, economic views, and market commentaries. Before joining Grosvenor, Mr. Anderson worked for a private residential developer and a community development financial institution.

Professional Accreditations / Affiliations

  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), Member of Research Committee<
  • American Real Estate Society(ARES)
  • Philadelphia Council of Business Economics


  • Master of City Planning, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Arts, Business and Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
Ian Anderson Senior Director of Research and Analysis