Lauren is an urban properties specialist who is able to pair analytics and economics with urban planning and placemaking tactics to create a comprehensive strategy for clients who want to acquire or dispose of urban real property. Spatial, social and economic factors are all magnified when dealing in the urban core- so it is important that the broker you choose to work with understands not just the basic internal financial deal points but also the external factors that will affect the long-term success of a new development, redevelopment or purchase of an existing asset- things like historic tax credits, overlay districts, tax Increment funding (TIF), and so on. Similarly, approaching the sale of a property in the urban core requires an understanding of buyer profiles and current short and long-term trends that will inform how a property will be analyzed and valued.
Lauren offers a unique perspective on the real estate market as an expert in data and economic trend analysis. A deep understanding of local and national trends-including micro- and macro-economic shifts in fundamentals, vacancy and rental rates as well as trends and shifts in demographics – allows her to analyze where the market is now and where it is heading.
Lauren is a graduate of the University of South Florida where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in art history, focusing on architectural history and urban planning. She also is an active member of the REIC, SOREP, ULI and ICSC.