Dustin C. Read

Dustin C. Read

Dustin C. Read

Associate Professor of Property Management / William and Mary Alice Park, Jr. Fellow of Real Estate


Wallace Hall, Room 240
295 West Campus Dr
Blacksburg, VA 24061





  • Housing affordability
  • Land use regulations
  • Local economic development
  • Public-private real estate partnerships
  • Property and asset management 

Professional Activities

  • NAIOP Education Committee
  • IREM Education Committee
  • American Real Estate Society
  • Urban Affairs Association
  • Housing Educators Research Association 


  • Ph.D., UNC Charlotte
  • J.D., University of Missouri
  • M.A., University of Florida
  • B.S., Truman State University 

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    William and Mary Alice Park, Jr. Faculty Fellowship

    Selected Publications


    Read, D.C., & Leland, S. (2015). A gendered perspective on local economic development: Differences in the perceived importance of public services in the business recruitment process. Administration & Society. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0095399715616837

    Hughen, W.K., & Read, D.C. (2014). Inclusionary housing policies, stigma effects and strategic production decisions. Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 48(4), 589-610. 

    Zillante, A., Schwarz, P., & Read, D.C. (2014). Land aggregation using contingent and guaranteed payments. Southern Economic Journal, 80(3), 702-727.

    Heberlig, E., Leland, S. & Read, D.C. (2014) Local politics, organized interests and land use policy: A research note analyzing the perceptions of urban planners working in city government. Urban Affairs Review, 50(6), 890-903. 

    Sponsored Research

    NAIOP Foundation, 2015. “Best practices in the planning and development of innovation districts.”

    Institute for Real Estate Management, 2015. “Fee management in a time of change.”