Hanley Wood’s leadership team brings together extensive experience and deep expertise in the fields of digital media, publishing, events, data, and marketing, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the residential and commercial design and construction industries.

Jonathan Smoke-Senior Vice President Metrostudy

Jonathan Smoke

Chief Economist
Hanley Wood, LLC

Jonathan Smoke is a national expert on tracking and analyzing housing market conditions across the country. As chief economist for Hanley Wood and senior vice president of national research and BPM channel for Metrostudy, he is responsible for all data products and services focused on the building product manufacturing channel as well as leading the national research functions for Hanley Wood and Metrostudy.

The national research functions entails the management of national third party data sets (public records including deeds, tax records and permit data, demographics and economic data) as well as the production of Hanley Wood’s published research products and proprietary data sets, including the Residential Remodeling Index, consumer demand for housing and remodeling, and the company’s official forecasts of remodeling and new construction activity.

Smoke can comment on both national trends and specific markets for stories on the economy, homebuilding, lifestyle trends, remodeling trends, consumer demand, housing affordability and more. He speaks regularly at industry conferences including the Remodeling Show, Urban Land Institute, Hanley Wood Housing Leadership Summit, the Remodeling Leadership Conference, the Replacement Contractor Executive Conference, the American Housing Conference, the International Builders Show, the AIA National Convention, the International Pool and Spa Show, the International Roofing Expo, local Home Builder Association events, and at national and local meetings of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

Before joining Hanley Wood in 2009, Smoke spent 16 years as a consultant and corporate executive including as founder of a research firm for homebuilding, development and investment clients, senior vice president for corporate strategy and innovation for Beazer Homes USA, principal of Lend Lease Corporation, and as a national leader in real estate operations for Deloitte & Touche.

He graduated in 1991 from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Religious Studies. In 1994, he earned a Master of Business Administration from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.