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Tim Cummings

Director of Economic Development 

Topic: P3s - How We Need To Move Forward

We will be looking at P3s and how creative solutions are being more and more commonplace in these challenging times.


Tim Cummings is a land use and economic development professional with more than 12 years of local government management experience. He most recently served the City of Marlborough, Massachusetts from 2012 to 2016 as Executive Director of the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation. Overseeing the city’s economic expansion at that time including more than 3.0M sq/ft of positive absorption and over 6,000 new jobs.

Tim has worked for the Federal Government, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and local municipalities. He is a policy strategist and project manager specializing in economic development, municipal management and commercial real estate development. As a leader, manager, strategic consultant and advisor, Tim has catalyzed organizational, legislative and regulatory change on complicated land use matters by crafting and more importantly implementing pragmatic solutions by building consensus among diverse stakeholders. Providing quantifiable value and delivering results.

Tim earned his Bachelors of Science from Suffolk University and a graduate degree from Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs doing post graduate work in Urban Studies. He is active in a number of numerous professional associations and trade groups including CoreNet and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).