Evan Forrest is a Senior Consultant for Metrostudy, based out of Southern California with over 15 years of experience in the homebuilding industry. His recent work includes projects in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to joining Metrostudy, He served as Director of Planning and Research for The Atalon Group, a small boutique firm meeting the real estate needs of lenders, investors, developers, and private individuals. He was charged with performing analysis, due diligence, market studies, segmentation, acquisition analysis, and property tax review for clients throughout the United States on various residential, commercial and recreational properties. Before Atalon, he worked for the largest private homebuilder in Las Vegas leading the market research, pricing, special projects, and working on acquisitions throughout the southwestern United States. He began his career working for CFA Builders, a construction and design firm throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic before leaving to join an entitlement firm based in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Rollins College holding a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree of Public Policy from Pepperdine University. He is an active member of the American Planning Association and Urban Land Institute.