Principal, Director of Consulting
Erin Talkington is a Principal and the Director of Consulting based in RCLCO’s Washington, DC office.
Since joining the firm in 2010, Erin has engaged with a wide variety of clients in both the public and private sectors. Her experience includes highest and best use analysis for large mixed-use sites, downtown and corridor revitalization studies, and regional growth analysis. Applicable to projects of all types and scales, Erin’s strength is her ability to quickly synthesize the key market opportunities and strategic positioning for a particular site and communicate that vision to project team members, clients, and community stakeholders.
Erin is also the firm’s Director of Consulting. In this role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic initiatives in team member recruitment and retention of human capital.
In addition to client work, Erin has been integral in the continued development of RCLCO’s MetroLogic™ methodology, which forecasts regional competitiveness for growth and development. The MetroLogic™ platform also integrates scenario modeling that measures the impact of proposed transportation investments on both the quantity and value of development in a local area.
Erin draws upon a broad background of experiences in planning and development. Prior to joining RCLCO, she served as a project manager for The Reinvestment Fund Development Partners, a leading nonprofit involved in the revitalization of urban communities throughout the mid-Atlantic through the development of affordable home ownership opportunities. Her background also includes experience at the transportation planning firm Kittelson & Associates.
Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Her coursework and research focused on the intersection of design, economics, and urban planning in development.
- Urban Land Institute (ULI)
- Chair, ULI Washington's Young Leaders Group