Adam Ducker

Managing Director, Director of Urban Real Estate

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Adam joined RCLCO in the mid-1990s as an associate directly after graduate school and learned the trade with the firm. He is a recognized expert in economic development, market and financial analysis; positioning, repositioning, and marketing of real estate assets; consumer research; and corporate strategy development. He has particular depth of expertise in high-density housing, retail/entertainment and hotel development.

Adam directs the Urban Real Estate Advisory Group at RCLCO, which is distinguished by: sophistication in forecasting housing, retail/commercial and hospitality demand in revitalizing cities and development corridors; in understanding the unique set of circumstances that create vibrant mixed-use environments; and in the financing mechanisms and public/private partnerships that are relied upon to achieve them.

He also has a specialized expertise in understanding the interrelation and unique marketing and operating synergies of residential, hospitality, and retail/attraction environment, in small scale urban locations.

Adam is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from place making to urban redevelopment to retail trends to in-town housing. His writing has been widely published and quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Urban Land, California Real Estate Journal, Multifamily Executive, Resort and Recreation, and National Hotel Executive. He is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Programs vice chair of the Mixed-Use Development Council (Purple). A native of the New York metropolitan area, Adam received Bachelor's and Master’s degrees from Columbia University.

Areas of Specialization

  • Mixed-use Development
  • Market and Financial Advisory
  • Economic Development Strategy


Industry Involvement

Urban Land Institute (ULI)

  • Programs Vice Chair of the Mixed-Use Development Council (Purple)
  • Frequent Guest Speaker

National Multi Housing Council (NMHC)

  • Member

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

  • Member

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)

  • Member

International Town & Gown Association (ITGA)

  • Member



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