Managing Research Director Elizabeth Norton oversees the Mid-Atlantic research team and is responsible for directing economic and commercial real estate analysis, as well as identifying and forecasting industry trends. She offers thought leadership through market research analysis in quarterly publications and industry-specific white papers. She also serves as a spokesperson to clients and the media.


Elizabeth has more than 19 years of experience in commercial real estate research and analysis. Prior to joining Transwestern in 2014, she was the National Research Director at Delta Associates, a Transwestern research affiliate where she oversaw economic and commercial real estate research for the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston and Denver markets. She previously served as a Needs Assessment Analyst with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).


Elizabeth is a member of NAIOP DC/MD and Northern Virginia chapters and is a member of the NAIOP Northern Virginia Bus Tour Committee. She is also a member of Lambda Alpha, a land economic society. 
Elizabeth is also a member of Transwestern Women's Leadership Council which focuses on promoting and empowering female leaders through their unique skill sets. 


Elizabeth earned a Master of Community Planning (MCP) from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a bachelor's degree in sociology and government from American University.

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