Marya Alsati

Product Manager, Commodities, Home Prices, and Real Assets
S&P Dow Jones Indices

Marya Alsati is responsible for product management for commodities, home prices, and real assets at S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), including the S&P GSCI, Dow Jones Commodity Index (DJCI), S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, and the S&P Real Assets Index. These indices are leading measures of commodities, U.S. residential real estate prices, and composite real assets.

Prior to her current role, Marya worked in Index Development and Index Management and Production groups within S&P DJI. She previously worked in S&P DJI’s Global Fixed Income Research Group, where she authored and contributed to research papers and market trend reports covering credit, default, and recovery estimation.

Prior to her role at S&P DJI, Marya worked in financial management consulting in the U.S. and Europe. Marya holds a joint honors degree in accounting and finance from Kent Business School and a master’s in Mathematical Finance from Columbia University.

Author Archives: Marya Alsati

Five-Year Itch in the Condo Market?

In a prior post, we analyzed the holding period of single-family homes using the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index Series. We quantified the holding period with the rolling return for each period in question—10-, 7-, 5- and 3-year holding periods. In this post, we use the same holding period concept to look into whether the condo Read more […]

To Have and to Hold in Residential Real Estate

Homeowners choose the time to sell their home for various personal and socioeconomic reasons but also for financial considerations such as mortgage rates, tax consequences, current property values, and the holding period. The holding period is the time frame between the day the residential property was purchased to the day it was sold. The general Read more […]

Is Gold A Good Hedge For Your Home?

Gold, traditionally, has been perceived as a safe haven that investors flock to during periods of uncertainty and high inflation. The question we are interested in examining is whether or not the safe-haven argument holds true for protecting against homes’ falling prices. Home prices are generally considered a leading economic indicator since a drop in Read more […]