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Johnson Economics

JOHNSON ECONOMICS is a consultancy serving a diverse mix of clients, including government and public agencies, corporations, developers, institutional investors, financial institutions and non-profit organizations. The diversity of our client base has allowed our firm to approach the development process from a wide range of perspectives.

As a result, we have developed a comprehensive understanding of the factors necessary to encourage, facilitate, and direct the development process in support of public policy objectives. We have been among the leading consultants to private sector developers in the region, are viewed as the primary source of real estate market evaluation by the area’s largest commercial lenders, and have worked extensively with public agencies throughout the region. JOHNSON ECONOMICS  regularly melds public policy with market and financial realities, producing accurate, reliable, and realistic advice.

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Our Team
Jerry Johnson, Principal 

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Brendan Buckley, Senior Analyst 

As a Principal with JOHNSON ECONOMICS, Jerry Johnson is involved in research design, economic and financial modeling, and market analysis. He has consulted on the economics of land use planning and real estate for 28 years and is recognized as a top expert in the field of land use economics. He is a member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors for the State of Oregon, and is an adjunct professor at Portland State University’s Center for Real Estate, teaching graduate-level real estate market analysis and finance courses. Jerry Johnson has managed over 600 projects, working with a range of private and public sector clients. Jerry’s consulting experience includes a wide variety of real estate development and economic topics. He is an expert at the identification and quantification of redevelopment opportunities, including pro forma-based predictive development and redevelopment models. Jerry’s primary areas of emphasis are real estate financial analysis, dynamic urban modeling, economic development, and public policy.

Jerry holds a Masters of Urban Planning with a specialization in economic development from Portland State University, as well as undergraduate degrees in architectural design and economics.

Brendan Buckley is a Senior Analyst with JOHNSON ECONOMICS. Brendan conducts market research and public policy analysis for a range of public and private sector clients. He has professional experience in Urban & Regional Planning, Urban Renewal, Economic Development and Housing. Brendan's background provides a strong knowledge of public sector planning and economic development programs and processes.


Prior to joining Johnson Economics, Brendan served as an Associate City Planner for the City of Gresham, Policy and Research Assistant for the Everett Housing Authority, and a Project Manager at Imandi Corporation.

Brendan graduated with a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University in 2006. He also holds a graduate certificate in Real Estate Development as well as a B.A. in Philosophy.

Jon Spikkeland , Senior Analyst

Ariel M. Hardiyanto , Analyst

Jon Spikkeland is a Senior Analyst with JOHNSON ECONOMICS. Jon specializes in market research for public and private clients, across the spectrum of use types. He tracks local demand and supply conditions and conducts ongoing research on trends that impact the character and magnitude of demand. Jon’s background in financial analysis adds experience to the firm in the area of pro forma analysis and cap rate projections. Prior to joining Johnson Economics, Jon worked for an asset management group and management of a real estate development partnership.


Prior to joining Johnson Economics, Jon worked for an asset management group and management of a real estate development partnership.

Jon studied at Washington State University and Menighetsfakultetet, where he obtained degrees in Business Administration/Finance, Cultural/Social Studies, and a Masters of Religious Studies.

Ariel Hardiyanto is an analyst with Johnson Economics, and works on data collection and analysis for various projects. Prior to joining the firm he worked at Bank Mandiri Sekuritas in Jakarta, Indonesia. His previous research includes evaluating the effects of large toll-road construction on electrification in rural Indonesia. Ariel is also bilingual in English and Bahas Indonesia.

Ariel graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Oregon. 

Kenadi Browne, Analyst 

Daniel Beauchaine, Data Scientist 

Kenadi is an analyst with JOHNSON ECONOMICS. Kenadi is holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Portland State University, and has been accepted into the PhD program at the University of Oregon. She completes market and economic research for the firm, and manages the firm's construction pipeline report.

Prior to joining JOHNSON ECONOMICS, Kenadi worked as an educational assistant and after-care teacher at the Tucker Maxton School in Portland, as well as an AmeriCorps Family Engagement Specialist at Kelly Elementary. 

Areas of Specialization

  • Econometric & Statistical Analysis

  • Multifamily Residential Analysis

  • Environmental Economics

Daniel Beauchaine is a data scientist who assist the firm with programming and refining land use models.  He has experience in database management and enhancement. Dan has managed teams of researchers to assist with data enhancing efforts, and developed and maintained data visualization in Looker. 

Dan has experience in SQL, R, TypeScript, C, C++, C#, JavaScript, and Python. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Portland State University, with minors in Computer Science and History. 

Henry Ortiz-Johnson, Analyst 

Henry is an analyst with JOHNSON ECONOMICS, completing market and economics research for the firm. He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Houston. 

Areas of Specialization

  • Economic Base Analysis

  • Hotel and Entertainment Research

  • Multifamily Residential Analysis

  • Econometrics/Statistical Analysis

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