Lisa Sturtevant, Ph.D., president of Lisa Sturtevant & Associates and former vice president for research at the National Housing Conference, joined the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing as a senior visiting fellow on July 1, 2016.
Sturtevant will play an integral role in the Terwilliger Center’s rapidly growing research activities, which includes work on demographics, financing, market trends, and public policy. Her work will focus initially on the nexus of housing costs and regional economic competitiveness, the housing needs and preferences of first and second generation immigrants, and emerging issues in residential development that are priorities for ULI’s District Councils.
Sturtevant has been involved in research and analysis on local economic, demographic and housing market conditions for more than 15 years. Her primary areas of research include housing, migration, demographics and regional economic development. She specializes in comprehensive housing market analyses, affordable housing needs assessments, and housing program and policy evaluation and development.
In addition to her role as vice president for research at the National Housing Conference (NHC), Sturtevant served as director of the Center for Housing Policy between 2013 and 2016. She was responsible for setting NHC’s research agenda and managing ongoing research projects. During her time at NHC, Lisa was particularly focused on developing best practices for local affordable housing policy and planning and connecting NHC’s research to the broader housing community.
Prior to her service at NHC, Sturtevant served as deputy director of the Center for Regional Analysis and as an associate research professor at the George Mason University School of Public Policy. From 2000 to 2005, she was a demographer in the Arlington County, Virginia Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development. Sturtevant has served as an adjunct professor at George Mason University and Virginia Tech.
She received a Doctorate Degree in Public Policy from George Mason University in May 2006; her dissertation was on the residential location choices of recent immigrants. She received a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematical economics from Wake Forest University.