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Melina Duggal, AICP


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan -- Master of Urban Planning
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan -- Bachelor of Arts, Honors, Anthropology and Spanish

Professional Affiliations

American Planning Association
American Institute of Certified Planners
Urban Land Institute

University Experience

University of Michigan

Melina is the Interim Director of the Weiser Center for Real Estate at the Ross School of Business and Interim Director for Real Estate Development Activities at Taubman College.

Melina is also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice within the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. She teaches classes on real estate trends and fundamentals.

George Mason University

Melina is an Adjunct Professor within the George Mason University School of Business in the MS in Real Estate Development program. She teaches a class on Market Analysis.

University of Maryland

Melina was an Adjunct Professor within the University of Maryland Department of Real Estate in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation where she teaches a class on Market Analysis.


Melina has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. She provides clients with feasibility studies, competitive market analysis, economic development strategies, financial analysis, corridor studies, redevelopment strategies, and consumer research studies related to real estate and urban development issues throughout the United States. She consults on a wide-range of land uses including for-sale and for-rent residential housing, mixed-use, retail, office, hospitality, and industrial. This has included specialized land uses such as transit oriented development (TOD), Active Adult Communities (AAC), infill projects, traditional neighborhood design (TND), and others.
She worked for RCLCO, a real estate advisory firm from 1998 to 2016 in three different offices including Bethesda, Maryland; Orlando, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia. She focused on market studies for practically all land uses, corridor studies, regional growth development trends, redevelopment projects, large-scale master-planned communities (MPC), regional demographic and economic growth trends, mixed-use projects, and financial analysis. Prior to joining RCLCO, Melina worked as a community planner for a consulting firm based in Detroit, Michigan.
She is an active member of ULI. She was a member of the Housing Initiative Council as well as a member of the Trends Committee. She was on the Executive Committee of the Central Florida Chapter of the ULI, and ran the UrbanPlan program. She has spoken for organizations such as the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Commercial Real Estate for Women (CREW), National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), and the American Planning Association (APA). Melina has also written multiple articles published in Urban Land and is a contributing author to the ULI Resort Development Handbook. She has participated in multiple ULI Advisory Services Panels. She was appointed by the Fairfax County Public School Board to the Facilities Planning Advisory Committee.
In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, travel, jog, and read. She is always paying attention to the built environment. Her children already call apartment buildings and other real estate, "product".

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