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    Emil Malizia
    316 New East
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    Dr. Malizia has expertise in the related areas of regional economic development, real estate development, and urban redevelopment.

    + Fellow Member, AICP
    + M.R.P., Ph.D., Cornell
    + B.A., Rutgers


    Dr. Malizia teaches real estate development and workshops focusing on downtown redevelopment.

    PLAN 575: Real Estate Development

    PLAN 765: Real Estate Development

    PLAN 823: Planning Workshop—Design & Development

    Research and practice

    Dr. Malizia’s current research and practice is on the socio-economic characteristics and urban form of vibrant centers and their influence on local economic development, entrepreneurship, and real property performance. He is author or co-author of five books and over 160 articles, monographs, and other publications. During leaves, Dr. Malizia has worked in federal service and as a senior advisor to a major real estate investment company.


    Public service

    + Chair/Member - PAB Site Visit Teams
    + Member - APA/AICP Community Planning Assistance Teams


    Professional activities

    + Fellow - American Real Estate Society
    + Charter Member - American Planning Association
    + Member - the Urban Land Institute, IEDC, NAIOP
    + Reviewer - Journal of the American Planning Association & other scholarly publications.
    + Editorial Board Member - Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education

    Private consulting

    Dr. Malizia provides development consulting services to private companies, nonprofits, and public agencies.


    Selected publications

    “Vibrant Center Performance for the Past Ten Years,” Real Estate Review, Vol. 45, 2016, 83-94.

    “The Influence of 24-Hour Cities and Vibrant Centers on the Value of Office Properties and Apartments in Large U.S. Markets,” Real Estate Finance, Vol. 32, Winter 2016, 129-139 with Hugh Kelly.

    “The Economic Development-Vibrant Center Connection: Tracking High-Growth Firms in the D.C. Region,” The Professional Geographer, Vol.68, August 2016, 349-355 with Yas Motoyama.

    “Does Downtown Office Property Perform Better in Live-work-Play Centers?”  Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking & Urban Sustainability Vol.8, June 2015, 16 pgs (with Yan Song).

    “Making Downtowns What They Used to Be: Rules for building vibrant places where people can live, work, and play,” Urban Land, Vol. 74, March/April 2015, pp. 142-147 with Dave Stebbins.  Recognized as one of the top ten articles in volume 74 of Urban Land magazine.

    Preferred Office Locations: Comparing Location Preferences and Performance of Office Space in CBDs, Suburban “Vibrant Centers,” and Suburban Areas. NAIOP Research Foundation, October 2014.

    Sustainable Development Projects: Integrating Design, Development, and Regulation. Chicago: APA Planners Press, 2013 (with David Godschalk).

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