Chris Vance founded Market Analyst Professionals (MAP) in December 2003. MAP was founded based on the principles of professionalism and integrity, with the goal of delivering a premier product in a timely manner. Mr. Vance’s background provides him with the skills and experience to ensure that MAP’s reports are among the highest quality within the industry.
Mr. Vance has authored market studies in more than 20 states and has worked with developers, government agencies, and financial institutions on a variety of reports, customizing each report to an individual client’s needs. These studies include preliminary analyses, market studies done in accordance with state requirements, custom reports for financial institutions, city- wide assessments of demand, and senior-specific housing needs analysis and demand. Targeted projects have ranged from small urban developments to upscale high rise condominium development. Mr. Vance’s background provides him with the tools to analyze a wide range of markets. MAP is a National Council of Housing Market Analysts member as well as an approved market analyst
Since graduating with a Master of Arts in Economics from Michigan State University in 1998, Mr. Vance’s professional experience has focused on developing analytical tools and methodologies to assess demand within markets. These skills were initially utilized at JD Power and Associates, where his skills were focused on the automotive market with a special emphasis on emerging markets. Subsequent to JDPA, Mr. Vance spent nearly four years as a consultant with Community Research Group, a market research firm.
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