James Hamilton is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy where he received a Master of Planning degree with a concentration in Economic Development.

James works as a project analyst focusing on:

  • Economic and demographic data analysis;
  • Competitive property surveys;
  • Site and neighborhood profiles;
  • Stakeholder interviews.

James has completed housing market analyses for LIHTC applications in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. He assisted in the preparation of market analyses for developments in Delaware County, PA, Essex County, NJ and Burlington County, NJ through demographic data analysis, telephone interviews and fieldwork. James prepared market studies, working in partnership with planning firms, for the Philadelphia Housing Authority and The Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. Projects in 2017 included a Comprehensive Housing Strategy for the West Philadelphia Promise Zone and a study on the development potential for publicly-owned land in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia.

A Philadelphia native, James received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in urban studies and a minor in economic policy. During his graduate and undergraduate education he completed coursework related to planning, real estate development and finance, public policy analysis and economic development.