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Kevin C. Gillen, PhD

Kevin C. Gillen, PhD

Senior Research Fellow at the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation

Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design



Gillen's background is in urban economics and real estate finance. His research is concentrated in applied work in the analysis of real estate developments and operation of real estate markets, including their fiscal, economic and financial implications. This work is deployed in advising both public and private sector entities on the economic feasibility of proposed development projects, the costs/benefits of local and regional public policy options, and the design and implementation of local economic development strategies. He also produces quarterly reports on the current state of the region’s housing market, providing insight and information on how the markets impact Pennsylvania.  

Gillen’s research has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia Magazine. He has testified multiple times on matters of real estate markets and public policy to Philadelphia City Council, the Pennsylvania State Legislature and the U.S. Congress.

More information about Gillen

For news media inquiries, contact Emily Storz at, 215.895.2705 (office) or 609.341.3592 (cell).


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