Herman Donner is the Director of the Golub Capital Social Impact Lab. His research focuses broadly on real estate, technology applications, and policy. He has published papers that cover topics such as foreclosures, rent control, and the business model impact of IoT. Besides academic publications, Herman has been engaged in several research projects that have been supported by both government agencies and corporations. He is currently part of a research team aiming to predict patterns of gentrification using machine learning.
Prior to his current role, Herman was a researcher at the Digital Cities Corporate Affiliate Program at Stanford. In that role, he was a liaison between Stanford labs and over 20 corporations, developing partnerships and research projects across all fields of research.
Herman holds a PhD in Real Estate Economics from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and has been a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford. He has also been a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University.