Dean Volker grew up an Army brat in Germany, Alaska, and around the U.S. West. A degree in History from the University of Montana has led to a career spanning 25 years in the real estate industry. As a document coder, he wrote abstracts for a litigation support firm in the discovery phase of a major Native American land claims case. He then moved into information management at The Sedway Group, an urban economics consulting firm in San Francisco. He also provided ground-level research, report writing, and support for Bard Consulting, an independent fiduciary and real estate strategist for institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds. He joined Avison Young’s Phoenix office as a research analyst in August, 2019.