SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel

Charles Dougherty

Vice president and economist, Wells Fargo Securities,

TOPIC: Economic outlook tailored to the rental and access industries.


Charlie Dougherty is a vice president and economist with Wells Fargo Securities. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, he covers the commercial real estate, housing, and construction sectors of the U.S. regional and macro economy. He regularly writes indicator reports, produces special commentary, and contributes to the company’s Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary. His commentary on the regional and U.S. economy has been featured in various regional and national media publications, including Bloomberg News and The Washington Post.


Before joining Wells Fargo in 2017, Charlie worked as a regional economist and consultant for IHS Markit and more recently for CertainTeed, one of the largest building product manufacturers in North America.


Charlie holds a B.A. and B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. in economics from Temple University in Philadelphia.


He is a member of the National Association of Business Economics, Philadelphia Council of Business Economics, and Charlotte Economics Club.


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