Dean D. Bellas, Ph.D., is president of Urban Analytics, Inc., an Alexandria, Virginia-based real estate and urban planning consulting firm providing urban development analytical services to public, private, and institutional – sector clients.
Consulting services include fiscal and economic impact studies, market research analysis, real estate asset management, real estate development economics, and project feasibility studies. Since 1996, Dr. Bellas has provided consulting services in twenty (20) states [Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia]. Dr. Bellas has analyzed the fiscal impact on over 96,000 residential units and over 38.7 million square feet of non-residential space for a total value of over $27 billion. In addition, Dr. Bellas has authored or co-authored over 125 research reports on the fiscal and economic impact of real estate development. In addition to Urban Analytics, Dr. Bellas is also an adjunct faculty member in the Real Estate program within the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University. Previously, he has been an adjunct faculty member in the Real Estate Development concentration within the School of Architecture and Planning at the Catholic University of America, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education at the Johns Hopkins University, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Management at George Mason University, and a graduate teaching fellow at the George Washington University. Dr. Bellas has also taught candidates for the CFA designation on behalf of the Washington Society of Investment Analysts. His doctoral dissertation was entitled, “Fiscal Impact Simulation Modeling: Calculating the Fiscal Impact of Development.” His research interests include regional and local developmental growth patterns, economic and fiscal impact effects of real estate development on municipal government, and economic development policy. Dr. Bellas is a member of the National Economists Club and Lambda Alpha International, an honorary society for the advancement of land economics. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute. Dr. Bellas sits on ULI’s regional Baltimore-Washington, DC Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Council, and locally on ULI’s Washington District Regionalism Initiatives Council.