Dirk Neumann is a Senior Consultant for Metrostudy, helping clients maximize their opportunities from coast to coast. His recent work has covered markets in California, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Kentucky, and the Washington DC area. Coming from the homebuilding industry, he is an expert in evaluating land parcels for use in the development of housing both for-sale and for-rent, as well as product planning and design, plus sales and marketing. A graduate of the University of Miami with a BBA in Finance and Real Estate, Dirk has 28 years of hands-on experience in real estate development, participating in the creation of over 15,000 homes and numerous award-winning communities. Prior to joining Metrostudy, Dirk was director of land acquisition, market research, and product design at Minto Communities. He was integrally involved in all of Minto’s decisions in acquisition, land planning, product design, pricing, and sales and marketing of new home communities. He also led initiatives in branding, process mapping and customer satisfaction. Before joining Minto, he held positions of project manager and sales and marketing director for multiple home building companies, and he is a former investment director for Hearthstone Advisors. Over the years, Dirk has been active in local building industry associations, including serving on the board of directors of the Gold Coast Builders Association and Florida Atlantic Builders Association, and in ULI as a member of their UrbanPlan team, teaching planning to high school and college students.