Michael Rodriguez (MPA/MSURP '09) joined CBRE as the Greater DC Area Leader of Market Research and Analysis. He previously served as director of research at Smart Growth America/George Washington University.
CBRE Group – a Fortune 500 company – is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2017 revenue).
Rodriguez has led and co-authored major national reports on real estate economics, walkability, economic growth, transit, housing affordability, and fiscal impacts of land-use scenarios. He has developed and executed research projects, led and trained technical staff on methodologies and conduct, and co-authored publications such as WalkUP, Wake-Up Call: New York, and Foot Traffic Ahead 2016: Measuring Walkability in America’s Largest Metros.
In the DC area, Rodriguez has conducted a fiscal impact study on mixed-use housing in Loudoun County, Virginia, and a benefit-cost analysis of transit station access improvements for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
Rodriguez is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and received a certificate in applied econometrics from the National Association of Business Economics. He is pursuing a doctorate degree in urban policy from the George Washington University Trachtenberg School.