Jake Cummings is experienced with a range of economic analyses, particularly with the use of quantitative modeling. He has performed real estate financial analysis to support municipal policies for affordable housing, community benefits, and other impact fees on private development. He has also conducted analyses for market studies, infrastructure financing, land disposition, and joint development.
Prior to joining Strategic Economics, Jake performed feasibility studies for a Berkeley-based developer and modeled home-buying behavior for ZipRealty (now ZapLabs). He has also studied the impact of mega-event development on informal neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His work has appeared in O Globo and the anthology Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement (Policy Press). Prior to that, he had a career in management science consulting.
Jake holds a Master in Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.
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