MetroIntelligence is an economics consulting firm focused on real estate and land use.  We provide you with objective expertise to make critical land use decisions.


Whether you’re a land developer, home builder, institutional investor, lender or municipality, we offer a wide range of economic data, custom market research and advisory services on all land uses throughout the United States.


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Who Are We ?

MetroIntelligence was founded in 2007 by economist and building industry veteran Patrick S. Duffy, who saw the need for high-level, custom consulting expertise with a select group of clients investing in and developing residential and commercial real estate.

In 2022, Patrick started contributing to U.S. News & World Report as a real estate economist, leveraging their recently unveiled Housing Market Index to analyze and discuss trends in residential real estate.  He has also written for the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Inman News and Builder and Developer magazine.

In addition, Patrick is available to give in-person and online presentations on macroeconomics and the state of international, national and regional real estate markets. 

Previously, Patrick has worked with consulting firms including Beacon Economics, Hanley Wood Market Intelligence (now Zonda), The Concord Group and RCLCO as well as managing the market research department for a public home builder with operations throughout the Western U.S. 

Client Testimonials

I contacted Patrick Duffy to work as a real estate economist and data journalist on some projects with The Motley Fool. He brought enthusiasm and a data-driven mindset to every project and created several research papers addressing some of the biggest questions in real estate. By combining multiple data sets and individual analysis he was able to deliver unique insights and augment them with easy to understand visuals. His knowledge of real estate’s larger trends together with his deep connections in the industry make him a very valuable resource. 

Deidre Wollard, Editor/Producer, The Motley Fool

Patrick Duffy is the lead columnist for our flagship magazine Builder and Developer. Patrick is a home building industry insider with his fingers firmly on the pulse of the home building business. Always creative and analytical, Patrick calls it as he sees it and is usually right on the money. Possessing of a great literary style and wonderful turn of phrase, Patrick’s articles and blog are analytical, interesting and informative and a ‘must read’ component to any home building executive’s in-tray. I have no hesitation recommending Patrick Duffy for any assignment. My colleagues and I continue to enjoy and benefit from our relationship and look forward to working with Patrick well into the future.

Nick Slevin, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Peninsula Publishing

I had the opportunity to hear and see Patrick give a presentation at a Community Associations Institute (CAI) CEO event for community association managers. He ran down the list of economic indicators and explained them all so that everybody could understand. His presentation was informative, friendly, and spot on. I was so inspired by his presentation that I wrote a blog about a subject that he brought up (inflation) for my blog. I believe that Patrick knows economics and is an added value to any business event where people want to hear serious and spot on information.

Mitch Drimmer, President, Alexa Technologies

We hired Patrick to complete Market Studies for our 60-unit Hillcrest Project in Thousand Oaks. This project is complex with multiple populations and income levels but he handled the analysis with ease. This project is using State HOME funds which are notoriously stringent when evaluating Market Studies but with his help, we were able to get a perfect score on this part of our application. If you are looking for a thorough, responsive, and high-quality person and company to complete a Market Study we would definitely recommend Patrick and MetroIntelligence. Alexander Russell, VP of Housing, Many Mansions

Patrick is a walking library of Real Estate knowledge. Since we starting working together on projects, he has helped to improve my perspective on changes in the residential and commercial markets, and how they relate to other segments of the economy. His economic knowledge extends beyond just real estate, giving him unique skills in the workplace. He’s an outstanding writer as well. I think anyone who works with Patrick will benefit as I have. I highly recommend him to anyone who is thinking about contracting with him for his services! Brad Kemp, Director of Research, Beacon Economics

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