David Schwartz joined EPS in 2006 and specializes in data-driven policy feasibility studies, housing, forecasting, and economic and industry analyses. In addition to experience in the firm’s breadth of practice areas, David has advanced the firm’s experience in affordable housing policy, forecasting, and economic impact and industry analyses. He has consulted to public and private clients – land owners, developers, attorneys, non-profits, cities, counties, states, regional planning organizations, consortium of governments, economic development entities, and industry trade associations.
David works with public sector clients on housing demand analysis and economic forecasting, affordability need and gaps analyses, compliance planning documents, regulatory and non-regulatory policy feasibility studies, and financing strategies. Within the public, private, and non-profit sectors, David provides market and financial feasibility studies for a wide spectrum of residential, non-residential, and mixed-use development projects as well as for cultural and institutional facilities. He also works with economic development entities, trade associations, and other partnerships to identify the impacts of various economic activities, such as the operational and capital impacts of service-sector industries, energy-related industry activities, infrastructure development, and land use development. David has also been engaged to speak at regional, state, and national conferences, including a session on the “Importance of Affordable Housing to Economic Competitiveness” at the 2015 IEDC annual conference. David holds his Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Ohio State University.