Sharon Woods holds a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Applied Geography and Urban Planning, received from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio in 1990 and with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude). Since then, she has completed at least 300 hundred market studies, including 80 target market analyses and numerous other residential and retail market strategies.

Award-Winning Projects

Turn-On-28th-plan

Turn on 28th Street
Corridor Plan

Best Urban Design | 2015 & 2011 Awards
Sponsor | AIA Grand Valley Chapter
Location | The City of Wyoming, Michigan
Team Lead | Nederveld Associates
Retail Market Strategy | LandUseUSA
Partner | Williams & Works
Partner | Lott3Metz Architecture

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Town Center & Transit
Oriented Development

Best Strategic Plan | 2013 Award
Sponsor | APA-Illinois Chapter
Location | The Village of Prairie Grove, Illinois Team
Lead | Teska Associates
Retail & Residential Market Strategy | LandUseUSA

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Waterford-Oaks-plan

Waterford Oaks
Waterpark Plan

Design Finalist | 2015 Award
Sponsor | Oakland County, Michigan
Location | Waterford Township, Michigan
Team Lead | Landscapers, Architects, Planners, Inc.
Market Assessment & TMA | LandUseUSA

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Vernor Crossings
PlacePlans

Urban Design Winner | 2015 Award
Sponsor | AIA-Detroit Chapter
Location | Springwells Village (Mexicantown)
Team Lead | Archive DS Architects & Urbanists
Retail Target Market Analysis | LandUseUSA
Partner | Michigan Municipal League

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Major Categories

130+ Presentations and TMA Tutorials
125 Retail, corridor & mixed-use strategies
80 TMAs – Countywide and local level studies
50 Other housing studies
25 Downtown Market Strategies
20 Economic Growth Strategies

Sharon has worked on retail acquisition strategies in Canada, and every state, including nation- wide retail strategies. She has extensive experience in Washington State, California, and the Atlantic Seaboard, as well as Michigan and the Upper Midwest.

Geographic Metrics

Sharon Woods has personally conducted field work across the nation, and her experience reaches from Alaska to Puerto Rico, from California to Maine, and from Washington State to Florida. She has also worked on retail acquisition strategies in Canada, and every state, including nation-wide retail strategies. She has extensive experience in Washington State, California, and the Atlantic Seaboard, as well as Michigan and the Upper Midwest.

She has also provided over 130 conference presentations and tutorials, plus hundreds of project-related study groups, forums, and public meetings. She has also been published in 2 magazines over the past 2 years, and teamed on 5 award-winning projects in the past 5 years (see the winners above).