Michelle Barnes

Director of Research and Project Management


Michelle directs the MMA, Inc. research and support teams. With 28 years’ experience in market studies, commercial real estate, and commercial appraisal work, Michelle is a specialist at discovering market intelligence and identifying existing and emerging trends. Michelle manages our project portfolio and conducts research for comprehensive studies on market feasibility, MAP, special-needs housing, market rate housing, LIHTC, and rural development housing using her expertise on platforms as varied as Claritas/Ribbon Demographics®, esri™, ArcGIS®, Maptitude®, additional GIS platforms, U.S. Census™, and Narrative-1®.


Additionally, Michelle directs the MMA Inc. research staff, seasonal interns, and manages project timelines and databases.


Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications from Purdue University and has completed extensive master’s level coursework in Library and Information Science.