Dominic Ruiz, WELL AP
Senior Analyst, Business Development

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Dominic joins Delos with a lifelong affinity for the built environment and a strong cross-disciplinary background encompassing community planning and design, architecture, real estate, and environmental law. Dominic began his career path working alongside 2rd year law school students at the Environmental Protection Agency, providing research assistance to attorneys for land-use litigation. To further his understanding of the built environment, he also worked with Kansas City-based Lane4 Property Group, assisting the development and project management teams while seeing projects evolve from the ground up. Following his experience in real estate development, Dominic worked with Manhattan-based consulting firm, The Weitzman Group, providing financial analysis for real estate appraisal and valuation, as well as economic and demographic research for marketability and feasibility studies.

During his studies, Dominic was involved in several government-funded community development projects, helping communities mitigate rural-to-urban migration through comprehensive planning and economic development strategies. In his final year of graduate school, Dominic developed a community design standard modeled around the wellness concepts established in the WELL Building Standard.

Dominic holds a five-year master’s degree in Regional and Community Planning from the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design at Kansas State University and is a member of the Municipal Art Society, Urban Land Institute, and American Planning Association.