Author: Kimberley Player

Kimberley Player’s expertise as an economic and real asset adviser spans more than 20 years serving public- and private-sector clients. Her work is based on an extensive research background that she has leveraged internationally, in market assessments, feasibility analyses, valuations, and economic development projects. In addition to her participation in ULI, Kimberley is currently the director of research at Equilibrium, where she focuses on identifying sustainable real asset investment strategies, including opportunities in affordable and workforce housing.

Articles by Kimberley Player

  • Food Security Starts with Affordable Housing for Farmworkers
    Published on December 09, 2019 in Market Trends
    Affordable housing challenges are not limited to urban centers or technology hubs. Smaller towns often struggle to house their workforces and—perhaps less noticeably, but no less acutely—so do agricultural operations. Agriculture employs 11 percent of the U.S. workforce, while also contributing to manufacturing, wholesaling, and retailing. The sector is also suffering from a dire labor shortage that has the potential to disrupt the entire food chain.
  • Small Town, Big Need: Making Multifamily Projects Work in Rural Communities
    Published on November 05, 2018 in Development
    Housing affordability has become one of the most talked-about land use issues in virtually every major urban center in North America. Less focus has been directed to the lack of affordable housing options in small towns and rural areas, despite a significant need that spans the demographic spectrum.
  • Corporate Perk or Company Town?
    Published on September 25, 2015 in Market Trends
    Fragmented, density-skittish local governments have traditionally dictated the Bay Area’s housing supply, while private sector residential developers have struggled to build within the context of planning regulations often perceived as overly complex. Should housing be the next latest-and-greatest campus amenity?