Ted C. Jones, PhD, Chief Economist - Sr. VP, Stewart Title Guaranty
Jones earned a PhD in finance with a minor in statistics and a master’s degree in land economics and real estate from Texas A&M University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University.
Prior to joining Stewart he served as the first chief economist at Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center, the nation’s largest publicly funded real estate research group. Before that, he authored and taught the valuation and appraisal section of the Bachelor of Commerce in Valuation and Property Management at Lincoln College, University of Canterbury near Christchurch, New Zealand. An internationally recognized real estate expert, Jones has completed appraisals and property analysis in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean and the United States.
Ted C. Jones’ recognized specialty is applied real estate research. Jones has appraised multiple billions of dollars of real estate including more than $3 billion of income producing property owned by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, retail properties, hotels, motels, offices, commercial land, industrial, multifamily housing, residences and numerous other special use properties. He has testified before the Congressional Oversight Board. Expert witness testimony has included analysis and evaluation of a solid rocket missile and carbon fiber plant, hydro, gas and coal-fired electric utilities and co-generation plants, an internal pipe coating plant in Scotland servicing the North Sea oil and gas production, and arguments on the treatment of deferred income taxes in the valuation of regulated public utilities. He has consulted The Boeing Company on property valuation issues relating to ad valorem property taxes at Boeing’s diverse aerospace and aircraft manufacturing plants in Washington.
An accomplished speaker, he gives more than 125 presentations on real estate and the economic outlook each year. Representative groups addressed include: National Association of Realtors®, National Association of Home Builders, National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, Fannie Mae, American Land Title Association, The Housing Round Table, Association of University Real Estate Officials, New Zealand Property Management Institute, Employees Relocation Council, RE/MAX, KELLERWILLIAMS, the Institute of Professionals in Taxation, the American Bar Association, the Association of Real Estate Law Licensing Officials, the National Conference on Unit Value Standards and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
He is a past member of board of directors of the National, Texas and Houston Association of Realtors® and served as chairman of the board of the Houston Association in 2004 – at that time the largest association of Realtors in the country.