ConsultEcon Management & Economic Insight

ConsultEcon provides real estate analysis and strategic planning services for a broad array of property types including commercial, hospitality, entertainment and recreational real estate. Services include market and feasibility studies, master plans, highest and best use studies and fiscal and economic impacts analyses.


Mixed Use

Ft. Devens Business Services Center:  Devens, Massachusetts
Evaluated the market support for a business services center in Devens, MA.  This study made specific recommendations for types of retail businesses and services that would be appropriate for the site, as well as the type and amount of residential space.  We also reviewed hotel room supply and demand and lodging trends in the area, and made recommendations for hotel provision, including conference center requirements and possible enhancement of the Devens Sports Arena.

Riverfront Master Plan: 
North Augusta, South Carolina
Evaluated alternative approaches to developing a major flood plain area after flood protection measures have been implemented.  Uses under consideration included: residential, commercial, golf course, marina and conference center.  Issues addressed included market support, infrastructure funding, cost benefit analysis, fiscal and economic impacts, and alternative funding strategies including tax increment financing.

State Fair Boulevard:  Geddes, New York
Prepared a market and site analysis to support a land use plan for this key part of the community as part of a planning study for State Fair Boulevard in Geddes, NY.  This neighborhood is located adjacent to the New York State Fairgrounds.  A mixed-use real estate development approach was recommended.

Commercial Development:  Middleborough, Massachusetts
Reviewed development financial pro formas for a real estate developer in this town.  This included commercial and residential development.

Boundary Tree Master Plan:  Cherokee, North Carolina
Worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team that prepared a mixed use master plan for a major gateway site to Cherokee, NC.  Project elements included commercial, educational, institutional and cultural attraction elements.

Marina Triangle District Master Plan:  White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Evaluated the market support for a variety of land uses in this key waterfront location on White Bear Lake in a suburb of Minneapolis.  The resultant plan included retail, restaurant, office, and a marina.

Waterfront Plan:  Yuma, Arizona
Reviewed the development potential for recreation and residential, hotel and office uses on the Colorado River in downtown Yuma, Arizona.  This work was accomplished as part of a Waterfront Center charrette project.

Emerson Park Master Plan:  Cayuga County, New York
Provided the market support and operational evaluation for the master plan for Emerson Park, located in Auburn, New York on the northern shore of Owasco Lake.  The market work evaluated the potential for the development of a hotel/conference center, a full-service restaurant, a waterpark/play area and an ice skating trail.

Market Feasibility for Mixed Use Development:  North Little Rock, Arkansas
Prepared a feasibility assessment of the market potential for an Aquarium on the North Little Rock waterfront.  This work also provided an overview of site characteristics and other proposed real estate uses, including a large format film theatre, hotel, retail and restaurant development.  The intent was to create a successful mixed-use development.