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Raymond G. Torto, Ph.D, CRE

Address: Marblehead, MA 01945

Raymond Torto - Commercial Real Estate Strategic Advisor

Professional info

Raymond Torto has successfully performed in various policy and management positions in academic and government arenas as a Professor of Economics, Department Chairman and Director of a Public Policy Institute at the University of Massachusetts and as a government official in the City of Boston.


After gaining valued experience in these sectors, he built on his knowledge and expertise by becoming a founding principal of Torto Wheaton Research (TWR), an internationally recognized commercial real estate research company. TWR was acquired by CBRE and is now branded as CBRE Econometric Advisors.


Dr. Torto has authored four books and numerous academic and professional articles on economics and commercial real estate. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and is often quoted in the global real estate press. Dr. Torto is active in many real estate organizations including service as Treasurer, Vice Chairman and Chairman of Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and as a Director of the PREA Board. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Real Estate Research Institute and a Fellow of the Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute as well as a member of Urban Land Institute, American Real Estate Association and Counselors of Real Estate.


Dr. Torto is a co-recipient with Bill Wheaton of the 2007 James A. Graaskamp Award for Real Estate Research Excellence and is currently a Lecturer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Dr. Torto holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston College.

Recent Positions
  • Global Chief Economist, CBRE

  • Lecturer, Harvard Design School

  • Principal, Torto Wheaton Research


  • Commercial Real Estate Analysis, Strategy and Investment

  • Presentation Development

  • Speaking and Mentoring


2010 - present

2010 - present

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