Metro Forecasting Models, a high-tech firm that provides accurate and reliable forecasts for commercial demand, population growth and housing demand for communities nationwide, announced that Chief Executive Officer David H. Farmer has recently been recognized by the Realtors Land Institute (RLI) as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the field of demographics and land planning.
The term SME recognizes individuals who possess a deep understanding of a particular process, function, technology, machine, material or type of equipment. This can be based upon educational degrees acquired or experience/certifications in a particular field. RLI identified Farmer as an SME to advise on instructional materials and to teach two courses on site selection and transitional lands.
Farmer has nearly 30 years of land development industry experience and is a nationally recognized professional engineer and Certified City Planner with extensive experience in real estate development, planning and civil engineering, land use modeling, and infrastructure design and construction. A former Chairman of the Southwest Florida District Council for the Urban Land Institute, Farmer also is a National ULI Instructor.
Headquartered in Bonita Springs, Metro Forecasting Models employs a team of GIS professionals, a software designer, an economist and a research assistant. The firm’s state-of-the-art models have been accurately forecasting future development and have been used by local governments and private industry for more than 35 years.
The firm’s premier model, the Interactive Growth Model (IGM), is a nationally recognized forecasting tool for its accuracy and the value of its applications and been
developed into the IGM Version 3. The IGM has been recognized in several American Planning Magazine articles and has received two American Planning Association awards.