Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Rodriguez leading CBRE’s research, analysis in DC area

Rodriguez leading CBRE’s research, analysis in DC area

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.