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City of Chicago Heights – Chicago Heights, Illinois

Challenge: To partner with the City of Chicago Heights to develop a strategic master plan to repurpose portions of the Franciscan St. James Hospital freed up in the reorganization of its operations, taking into account objectives of all key stakeholders; develop a viable strategy that repositions the property for the needs of new users and also creates synergies to serve as catalysts for additional community and economic development. Read More

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City of Thomasville — Thomasville, Georgia

Challenge: To provide assistance to the City of Thomasville leadership in defining a vision for the vacated Southwestern State Hospital property; and to develop a strategic plan, with action steps, that focuses on identifying the highest and best use for the property, creating a vision for the property compatible with the city’s other initiatives, recommending marketing strategies to promote the property, and addressing strategies to control, buy and/or finance the carrying costs of the property until the final re-development or adaptive re-use of  the property is accomplished. Read More

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City of Fairborn – Fairborn, Ohio
Challenge: To assist the city leadership with clarification of an overall real estate direction and process to strengthen the city and set it on a path aligned with its vision; to frame a redevelopment direction for a specific site—the Skyway Redevelopment—by analyzing its potential, defining the options, and providing short and long-term action steps for the recommended option(s). Read More

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New Jersey Future – Trenton, New Jersey
Challenge: To partner with the client in development of a strategy for revitalizing the downtown area of Oxford Township in New Jersey; evaluate the downtown area’s development potential, help the township articulate and define its vision of a vibrant community center, and identify strategies and actions to achieve that vision; assist in development of a template to document the process. Read More


Challenge: To clarify realistic and attainable economic development goals and objectives for the 390-acre former campus of the Norwich State Hospital in Preston; assess potential ownership/risk structures for development; assess the Agency’s current organizational structure and marketing strategies; develop criteria to screen, evaluate and prioritize opportunities; and create a strategic action plan to attain the Agency’s vision for the property. Read More


Challenge: To assist in the development of an attainable vision for the adaptive reuse and redevelopment of the vacated Central State Hospital campus (approximately 2,000 acres and 200+ buildings) with a focus on job creation; to identify credible reuse options based on a SWOT analysis; and to prepare a strategic agenda for action to attain the vision, including a road map outlining the sequence of appropriate steps necessary to successfully implement the agenda. Read More

Diocese of Charleston

Challenge: To establish a strategic framework for managing existing Diocesan real estate holdings, provide an action plan for implementation, develop short term and long term strategies for expansion, and provide a “best practices” road map to accomplish strategies. Read More

HWM9Challenge: To develop a long term Strategic Plan to help the monastery reduce its operating costs and generate additional revenue from its assets; the plan will integrate the context of the mission statement of the Holy Wisdom Monastery with particular focus on the preservation and protection of open space and the special character of the property.  Read More

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