Economic Development & Community Revitalization

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Strategic Advisory Group helps communities and developers understand the forces that drive redevelopment. Change can be instigated via government policy, but action stems from private investors. SAG assists both jurisdictions and the private sector in assessing, creating and implementing redevelopment strategies and finance plans that change broad landscapes. From high-level strategic planning to parcel redevelopment, SAG specializes in identifying and structuring funding sources to assist private development.

Services might typically include: policy development; strategic planning; market, pricing and absorption analysis; master planning; development budget creation; cash flow modeling, including Tax Increment Financing analysis; capital structuring and investor return analysis; team assembly and coordination; land due diligence and assembly; contract negotiation; redevelopment organization creation; spending, jobs and tax generation projections.

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Although we work on many individual project types, fundamentally and at the core of what we do on every project, SAG helps clients create and improve their sense of place. How do communities, both large and small, revitalize and/or animate their downtown core, their merchants, their streets, and their public spaces? How can a community, given limited resources, effectuate real change within?

SAG assists clients resolve these questions and many others through a collaborative and interactive process. Our experience continues to prove that every community is truly unique and must be approached as such. Therefore, the processes and methodologies used to create the strategy aimed to achieve client goals are dynamic in nature. However, each project always begins by gaining a thorough understanding of a community’s situation, its strengths and opportunities, and its challenges. It is during this initial step that that SAG tackles the critical element of understanding the community’s people, both the residential base and those in positions of leadership. No recommendation or strategy or future vision has much chance to be effective unless they consider the motivations of the stakeholders who will be most affected by them. Moreover, it is the involvement of these very stakeholders that is almost always directly or indirectly required to realize success of improving place.

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Strategic Advisory Group has provided advisory and development fee services for single asset and mixed-use projects representing nearly $10 billion in value and 30 million square feet. Our history has its genesis with our partners who have had careers with the country’s leading fully integrated retail and mixed-use development companies. Our expertise encompasses the total commercial development process, ranging from concept creation to closeout and asset management. We can work as the master developer on a project or in conjunction with a property owner that is in need of specific expertise.

Corporate mixed-use services might typically include: market analysis; absorption and pricing; master planning and design review; development budget creation; cash flow modeling; capital structuring and sourcing; investor return analysis; public-private partnership structuring; team solicitation and coordination; contract negotiations; land due diligence and assembly; governmental approvals and entitlements; development services; leasing; tenant oversight; asset management.