Mark Fleming serves as the SVP for Decision Science and Chief Economist for First American Financial Corporation. In his role, he leads an economics team responsible for analysis, commentary, and forecasting trends in the real estate and mortgage markets. Fleming’s research interests primarily include real estate and urban economics, data science, and real estate risk. Fleming is frequently quoted by national news outlets and industry trade publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Bloomberg News, and he is a frequent guest on high-profile broadcast news channels, including Yahoo Finance, Reuters News, CNBC, Fox Business News, and NPR. Fleming graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master of Science and a doctorate in agricultural and resource economics and holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Swarthmore College.