Our Team

Thad Rahn

Partner

Thad is a managing partner of the firm, and directs the company’s operations, including the preparation of housing market studies and various research assignments. Thad has conducted field research, prepared and/or directed the completion of over 3,000 market analyses, and oversees the production of every assignment that the firm prepares. He has 15 years of experience with market research for Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects. Before joining the firm in 2002, he was a financial analyst with the Janus Corporation. Thad has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from Coe College.

Tyler Borowy

Partner

Tyler is a managing partner of the firm. He manages projects and is involved in the preparation of market studies, needs assessments and other housing assignments. During his four years with the firm, Tyler has completed or directed the completion of over 400 market research assignments in urban, suburban and rural markets. Tyler previously worked for five years with the Michigan State University Land Policy Institute, where he completed a variety of housing and development research assignments. During this time, he authored or coauthored seven reports on the topics of reinvesting in blighted communities, evaluating the economic impacts of acquiring and renovating distressed properties through a county land bank program and quantifying the role of recreation on the economy. He holds a master’s degree in Community, Agricultural and Resource Studies from Michigan State University, with a focus on urban planning, natural resource economics and geographic information systems (GIS).

John Prior

Former President & Company Founder

John recently transferred ownership of the company to Thad and Tyler, and continues to lend guidance and expertise to the firm he founded. John has over 25 years of experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, including over 15 years focused nearly exclusively on market research for Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects. John has directed over 3,000 market studies for affordable housing projects for real estate developers, investors, housing authorities and government agencies in urban, suburban and rural areas throughout the United States. Before establishing the company, John was a principal with Community Sciences Corporation, a full-service planning, civil engineering and surveying company in Corrales, New Mexico, and a program manager for the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal. John has a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Rutgers University. He is a founding member of the National Council of Housing Market Analysts, a certified general appraiser, and an associate member of the Appraisal Institute.

Jett Douglas

Real Estate Analyst

Jett conducts field research and analyzes economic, demographic and housing market data and conditions. Since joining the firm in 2012, he has conducted or directed the completion of over 350 market studies. Before joining the firm, he conducted regional economic research in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Jett, who is fluent in Spanish, has a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado.

Jarrett Nave

Real Estate Analyst

Jarrett, who began work with the firm in September 2014, has compiled and analyzed housing data for approximately 150 assignments. Jarrett obtained a master’s degree in Demography from Florida State University. Before he attended graduate school, Jarrett spent two years as a market research interviewer with Scarborough Research, the division of Nielsen Companies that specializes in Consumer Preference Surveys.

Benjamin Weiner

Real Estate Analyst

Benjamin graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in May 2015 with an undergraduate degree in Finance and certificate in Real Estate. Before joining the company in June 2016, he interned for the Office of Public Housing at HUD’s Denver Regional Office. Benjamin has completed more than 30 market studies throughout the United States and is working to obtain a real estate appraisal license.

Chris Johnson

Real Estate Analyst

Chris has over ten years of experience in market analysis, financial analysis and real estate valuation. Since joining Prior & Associates in July 2016, he has been engaged in field research, analyzed housing market factors and conditions, and assisted in the preparation of over 20 market studies. Chris previously worked for eight years as an appraiser with CBRE Group Inc, where he assisted in the valuation of more than 200 commercial and multifamily residential real estate assets. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Drew Rogers

Real Estate Analyst

Before joining the Prior & Associates team in July 2017, Drew worked as a project and field analyst for Cost Seg LLC where he assisted in the preparation of tax and valuation analysis for properties across all industries. He also interned for the Development Division in the City of Buffalo’s Office of Strategic Planning. Drew obtained a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University at Buffalo after receiving an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Urban Studies, from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Ted Cason

Real Estate Analyst

Ted has conducted market and field research for Prior & Associates for seven years, including from 2001 to 2006, and from 2015 to present. He has been involved with approximately 300 assignments in urban and rural markets throughout the United States. In addition to his real estate experience, he also has a background in the education and publishing industries. Ted holds a Professional Inspector license in the state of Texas, where he resides, and has a master’s degree in English from the University of Northern Colorado.

Travis Cunningham

Real Estate Analyst

Travis has been conducting field research for the firm since 2011. He has completed assignments for low-income and special needs projects in more than 75 locations throughout the United States. Before joining the firm, Travis operated his own real estate consulting firm, where he advised clients on financing, marketing and construction. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Dameion Kennedy

Real Estate Analyst

Dameion has completed market research assignments for low-income, special needs and market-rate assignments in rural to urban markets across the United States since joining the firm in 2016. Dameion has served in middle to upper management roles for real estate and specialized marketing companies since 2001, and is a business and management consultant. He has held a Real Estate Appraiser license from the State of Colorado.

Megan Pygott

Real Estate Analyst

Since first joining the firm in 1998, Megan has conducted fieldwork and/or completed over 250 market and feasibility studies throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. After taking time off, Megan returned to the firm in 2016 and has completed fieldwork for low-income and special needs projects, as well as conducting field research for housing needs assessments in Colorado. Megan has a bachelor’s degree from Oakland University.

Stephen Shrock

Real Estate Analyst

Stephen has conducted fieldwork in various urban and inner city markets over the last two years. He has several years of experience in the real estate field, including property management, staging, and transactions, and owns a company specializing in investment properties. Stephen attended college at the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Northern Colorado, where he obtained a degree in Business Finance.

Graham Silver

Real Estate Analyst

Since joining the firm in 2012, Graham has conducted field research in over 120 unique markets in 35 U.S. states, specializing in new construction and rehabilitation projects in rural areas. He has managed luxury rental properties and worked in the leasing department of Tebo Development before joining Prior & Associates. Graham is a private pilot and holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Cecelia Yazzie

Administrative & Research Assistant

Cecelia, who began working with Prior & Associates in May 2014, conducts expense comparable research, organizes office tasks, tracks assignments, and assists with report production, formatting and editing. Cecelia worked as a health specialist at the Native Hawaiian Healthcare System on Oahu, managing research assignments from July 2009 to April 2013, and was an intern with the State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Cecelia earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and a master’s degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, both in Anthropology.

Davina Vigil

Administrative Assistant

Davina joined Prior & Associates in 2002 and assists with report production and formatting, as well entering survey data. Before joining the company, Davina worked with Kovacs Real Estate Valuation for three years and Integra Realty Resources for nine years, where she organized and coordinated report production for commercial appraisals. Davina has experience with various word processing and database tools, as well as mapping software.