Economics + Strategy

Economics + Strategy Overview

CSG LogoThe GAI Community Solutions Group’s Economics + Strategy practice provides public, private, and institutional clients with the tools they need to better understand market, financial, and economic context, while developing approaches to realize opportunity.

Our specialists bring extensive expertise in real estate positioning, revenue generation, public/private partnerships, and redevelopment strategies. We bring projects together through sound strategies and achievable outcomes that support the larger mission of building great places.

Our services include:

  • Market opportunities and financial analysis
  • Fiscal and economic impact analysis
  • Valuation and pro-forma modeling
  • Funding and finance
  • Development positioning and partnerships
  • Redevelopment/special area strategic planning

Explore the GAI Community Solutions Group’s Landscape Architecture + Design and Urban Design + Planning services.


Key Leaders

Steven McDonald, CVA
Senior Economist

Owen Beitsch, PhD, FAICP, CRE
Senior Director

Patty Folan
Assistant Director, Economic and Real Estate Advisory Services

Thomas Kohler
Senior Director

Laura Smith
Senior Project Analyst
Engineering services provided in NC, NY, and MI are performed by GAI Consultants-NC, Inc.; GAI Engineering Consultants of NY, PC; and GAI Consultants of Michigan, PLC, respectively.

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