Gary Painter

Interim Director, Homelessness Policy Research Institute
(213) 740-8754

Gary Painter is the Academic Director of the Real Estate Center at the University of Cincinnati, where he also serves as a professor of real estate and the inaugural holder of the BEARE Chair in Real Estate. Additionally, Dr. Painter is part of the University of Cincinnati’s Urban Futures initiative, where he will bring social innovation approaches to identify innovative, scalable, and sustainable solutions to accelerate economic growth and socio-economic mobility to create a better future for all. He also serves as the Director of the Homelessness Policy Research Institute. He recently published a co-authored book entitled, “Payment by Results and Social Impact Bonds: Outcome-based Payment Systems in the UK and US.” He has published numerous articles in top journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Urban Economics, Urban Studies, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Real Estate Economics, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, and Regional Science and Urban Economics.

Professor Painter is a leading figure in the field of social innovation. In addition to his recent book, he works extensively with a variety of social innovation organizations and collective impact networks to address some of the grand challenges that society faces. His current research focuses on how to activate the social innovation process. Professor Painter also has extensive expertise in housing, urban economics, and education policy, which shapes his research on how the social innovation process can identify new models of social change within these complex policy areas. Read more.