Caitlin Sugrue Walter is Senior Director of Research, with primary responsibility for conducting NMHC's research on apartment industry trends. Prior to working at the Council, Caitlin was an analyst at a real estate advisory firm. In that position Caitlin collected and analyzed data from both public and private data sources and drafted market and affordability studies that included rental and ownership trends. Caitlin has a B.A. and B.S. (Planning and Public Policy, Criminal Justice) from Rutgers and an M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech. She is currently completing her dissertation on age and residential location preferences at Virginia Tech.