The Catholic University of America


Dean Bellas


Dean D. Bellas, Ph.D. is president of Urban Analytics, Inc., an Alexandria, Virginia-based real estate and urban planning consulting firm providing urban development analytical services to public and private sector clients. Consulting services include fiscal and economic impact studies, economic and fiscal policy studies, market research analyses, real estate asset management, and real estate development economics. Since 1996, Dr. Bellas has conducted consulting assignments in eleven states as well as internationally. During this time period, Dr. Bellas has analyzed the fiscal impact on over 18,000 residential units and over 40 million square feet of non-residential space. The total real estate value of all projects analyzed is over $5.7 billion. In addition, Dr. Bellas has authored or co-authored over sixty-five research reports on the fiscal and economic impact of real estate development.

In addition to Urban Analytics, Dr. Bellas is affiliated with the Catholic University of America where he is an adjunct faculty member in the Real Estate Development program in the School of Architecture and Planning. At CUA, Dr. Bellas teaches graduate level courses in Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Investment, Urban Economics, and Asset Management and Strategic Planning. Previously, he has been an adjunct faculty member in the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education at the Johns Hopkins University, and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Management at George Mason University. Dr. Bellas has also taught candidates for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation on behalf of the Washington Society of Investment Analysts. Dr. Bellas has been a consultant to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and to the U.S. Department of State.

Dr. Bellas received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western New England University with a concentration in Finance (1982), a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the George Washington University (1993), and his Doctorate in Public Policy with a concentration in regional economic development policy at George Mason University (2005). His doctoral dissertation was entitled, “Fiscal Impact Simulation Modeling: Calculating the Fiscal Impact of Development.” His research interests include regional and local developmental growth patterns, economic and fiscal impact effects of real estate development on municipal government, and economic development policy. Dr. Bellas is a member of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary society for the advancement of land economics. He is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and sits on its national Public Development and Infrastructure Council. Locally, he sits on the ULI Washington District Regionalism Initiative Council, and regionally on the ULI Baltimore-Washington, DC Transit Oriented Development Council