Daniel Kuhlmann

Assistant Professor of Real Estate Development and Planning


  • Real Estate Development
  • School of Landscape Architecture and Planning
  • Urban Planning
Daniel Kuhlmann

CAPLA East Building

Areas of Expertise

  • Housing policy
  • Planning
  • Real estate development


  • PhD in Community and Regional Planning, Cornell University
  • Master of Community and Regional Planning, Cornell University
  • BA in International Relations, Carleton College


Daniel Kuhlmann PhD joined the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona as an assistant professor of real estate development and planning in 2022. Before coming to Arizona, he was an assistant professor of community and regional planning at Iowa State University, where he helped launch a new Master of Real Estate Development degree. He has an MA and Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Cornell University and a BA in International Relations from Carleton College. In his research, he focuses on land use issues, real estate development and the businesses of residential landlords.

Selected Publications

"Upzoning and Single-Family Housing Prices: A (very) early analysis of the Minneapolis 2040 Plan." Journal of the American Planning Association, 2021. Coverage in: The Washington Post, Boston Globe.

"Fixing up after tearing down: The impact of residential demolitions on nearby housing conditions." Journal of Planning Education and Research, 2020.

"Coveting Your Neighbor's House. Understanding the positional nature of residential satisfaction." Housing Studies, 2019. Coverage in: Iowa Public Radio.

"The Social and Fiscal Consequences of Urban Decline: Evidence from Large American Cities, 1980–2010." with Michael Manville. Urban Affairs Review, 2018.

News, Research and Projects

HUD grant recipients

Drachman Institute Will Help Establish New Center to Study Housing Equity and Sustainability with $3M Federal Grant

Researchers from the UArizona Drachman Institute, along with colleagues from ASU, NAU and the University of New Mexico, will research housing security, climate and health with a focus on Hispanic and underserved communities in the arid Southwest.

New apartment building

CAPLA Real Estate Development Professor Provides Insight on Increasing Density as a Response to the U.S. Housing Crisis

A recent story in MarketWatch asked whether apartment buildings are the “silver bullet” for America’s housing shortage as lawmakers across the country ban single-family zoning. Daniel Kuhlmann, assistant professor of real estate development and planning, helps answer the question.