As Vice President of Research and Analytics, Mr. Lynch provides market intelligence to company leadership and equity partners to inform investment decisions and strategy. He regularly monitors economic, demographic, and capital market trends across all metro areas of the southeast to assess their potential for multifamily development and acquisitions. Moreover, he leverages Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to identify target submarkets within metro areas for investment and to help project rents. Mr. Lynch applies his years of experience conducting market analyses to every development and acquisition undertaken by Middleburg Communities, such that objective metrics regarding proximity to employment, affordability, and new supply, among others, are always considered by the investment committee.
Prior to joining Middleburg, Mr. Lynch worked for 6 years as a real estate consultant at RCLCO (Robert Charles Lesser & Co.) where he conducted real estate advisory services and market analyses for a wide variety of clients across the United States. In addition, Mr. Lynch served as the Research and Development Manager at George Washington University’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis, where he co-wrote multiple papers relating to walkable urban development. In his professional capacity, Mr. Lynch has completed and presented studies on a range of real estate topics, including the future of multifamily apartment demand, the fiscal impact of smart growth, and the impact of metro rail expansion on growth and tax revenues in Loudoun County, Virginia.
Mr. Lynch earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and German from the College of William and Mary and a Master’s in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.