MARKET FEASIBILITY / IMPACT ANALYSIS PROJECTS
Luxury Retail Market Analysis, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2013
Luxury retail shopping is a popular activity in Abu Dhabi with several areas dedicated to high net worth shoppers. However, is the market saturated or is there room for one more luxury shopping mall? This is the question posed and answered over a 5-month market analysis. The results clearly documented the growth in this segment, the current supply, and whether a supply gap exists to fill more retail space. The analysis also answered whether a luxury shopping mall with a particular size and design would be feasible on a chosen site in Abu Dhabi.
Automobile Retail Market Analysis, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2013
Like most retail segments, automobile sales are quickly rising in Abu Dhabi. However, automobile retail requires large quantities of land. This was a three month market analysis to determine the feasibility of a large auto city retailer. Work included a market supply analysis of auto retailers in Abu Dhabi and 20 year demand forecasts of retail automobiles and the land requirements to meet this demand.
Economic Impacts of the Sacandaga Whitewater Park, Sacandaga River, New York
The Sacandaga Hudson Advisory Council (SHAC) is planning the construction of a modified channel whitewater park on the Sacandaga River in Hadley and Lake Luzerne, New York. The SHAC commissioned this study to determine if the investment of public funds into the whitewater park would generate a net positive return to the public in terms of economic activity and tax revenue. This study involved collecting extensive data on boaters’ expenditures, travel patterns, and recreational behaviors. Data was collected at 5 different rivers, and on-line, from boaters in 37 states and two countries during the 2007 boating season. Input-Output modeling was used to determine the direct, indirect, and induced economic impacts of the boater visitation to the whitewater park. The research resulted in clear and defensible evidence that the whitewater park would generate a net return on the investment of public funds.Executive Summary Document
Economic Impacts of American Whitewater’s Gauley Festival, Summersville, West Virginia
The Gauley Festival is arguably the largest and most renowned river festival in the United States. In 2006, American Whitewater (AW) estimated over 5,000 people attended the event. Until now, it hasn’t been fully understood how the festival contributes to local economy through the purchase of goods and services, by supporting jobs, and by the degree to which the imported dollars stay in the local economy and for how long. The research involved designing and administering a statistical survey of festival attendees to determine their spending and travel patterns. Economic Input-Output modeling was used to determine the visitors direct, indirect, and induced economic impacts on the local economy. This research helps American Whitewater document the boater’s contribution to the local economy.
Economic Impact Assessment of Water Infrastructure Development Plan, Iraq Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works, 2011
Completed a Medium-Term Expenditure Framework model to determine the cost and benefits of implementing a 10-year, 600 million dollar program to build water and sewer infrastructure in Iraq.
Economic Impact Analysis of River Flows, VT. USA, 2005
An analysis of the economic impacts to the local economy as a result of different river flow regimes in the West River as controlled by the Ball Mountain Dam facility. The US Army Corps of Engineers operates Ball Mountain Dam and changes the amount of water in the river and therefore the number of days the river can provide a recreational day of boating. Used REMI Input/Output modeling to determine the direct, indirect and induced economic benefits of various visitation scenarios. Results show that tourism would generate $15.7 million over ten years for the local economy and create over 50 jobs.
Fiscal Impact Model for the City of Montpelier, VT USA, 2005
Lead Consultant: Custom built a fiscal impact model to measure the City’s fiscal performance. This measurement tool forecasts revenues and costs for each City department 20 years into the future and determines an efficient use of infrastructure allocation.
Socioeconomic Impact Analysis of Circumferential Highway, Chittenden Co., VT, USA, 2002
Consultant for Socio-economics: Completed socioeconomic impact analysis of a 27-mile by-pass highway as part of an Environmental Impact Statement for Federal Transportation Administration. Study provided detailed analysis of demographic changes, job growth, real estate value changes, current supply and future public demand for public services, housing, land uses and commercial growth changes.