Elora Lee Raymond

Elora Lee Raymond


Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning



Architecture-East Building, 204-D

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Specialization Area: Housing and Community Development

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Elora Lee Raymond is an Assistant Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning in the College of Design at Georgia Tech. Her research is at the intersection of real estate finance and socio-spatial inequality. She has explored the uneven housing market recovery following the real estate and financial crises of the 2000s, persistent and concentrated negative equity in the Southeast, the rise of single family rental securitizations, and eviction rates in single family rentals. She has ongoing projects on affordable housing issues among Pacific Islanders in the diaspora, and land tenure issues in the South Pacific.

Dr. Raymond has published articles in Cityscape, JPER, Urban Geography, Housing Studies, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Community and Economic Development Discussion Paper Series. Her research has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Bloomberg’s Businessweek, NPR’s Morning Edition, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Univision, and Radio New Zealand, among other news outlets.

Prior to her career as an academic she worked in health care finance as a hospital planner, analyst and survey researcher.