Chris Yost-Bremm, Ph.D.

Chris Yost-Bremm, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Finance at San Francisco State University, and a licensed California state appraiser (Certified General). Dr. Yost-Bremm has been with Strategic Property Analytics, Inc. since 2018, developing and critiquing statistical methodologies involving real property on behalf of numerous firms and individuals. Dr. Yost-Bremm has significant experience in analyzing the impacts of environmental contamination, particularly under class action or mass tort claims (at both the certification and merit stages). He has testimony experience in federal court. In addition, he has also provided statistical analysis services under non-litigation circumstances, involving environmental cleanups by international government agencies.

In addition to environmental contamination, Dr. Yost-Bremm has provided analytic valuation services for mining and other industrial properties and has analyzed numerous other commercial and residential property types under complex economic situations, such as low-income housing tax credits, property diminution in insurance claims, transferrable development rights (TDR’s), and partial takings in eminent domain, among other matters.

Dr. Yost-Bremm has published real estate and financial valuation work in numerous academic journals, including The Journal of Behavioral Finance, Cities, The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, The Review of Behavioral Finance, and The Journal of Computer Information Systems. In addition, through the use of complex econometric models, he has studied the impacts of environmental contamination on income capitalization rate risk premiums and sales prices for commercial properties in southern California, as recently published in The Appraisal Journal. This regression study on commercial property values amid environmental contamination received the Richard U. Ratcliff Award from The Appraisal Institute, presented annually for the most outstanding original article published in The Appraisal Journal.  

Dr. Yost-Bremm holds a PhD in Finance from Texas A&M University, an MBA from California State University (with distinction), and undergraduate degrees in management and international economics (with honors).