Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development, Portland State University
Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Portland State University
B.A. Economics, Sweet Briar College
Michelle joined ECONorthwest as a project associate in 2016. She specializes in real estate, land use, and affordable housing policy and development. Michelle is skilled in creating and analyzing financial pro formas, directly engaging with community stakeholders, and employing ArcGIS, SketchUp, and other software to model development feasibility. Prior to joining ECONorthwest, Michelle worked as a Development Associate for a Portland-area real estate firm where she was responsible for both affordable and conventional multi-family housing development. With degrees in economics and urban and regional planning, Michelle is versed in public policy issues ranging in scale from the neighborhood to regional level. Michelle is always eager to improve communities through policy solutions that mutually benefit the public and private sectors.