Beacon Economics

Housing, Land Use, and Real Estate Advisory

We help our clients understand on the ground realities and drive their planning and projects forward

Beacon Economics produces insightful and actionable housing, land use, and real estate market analysis.

Our team includes PhD economists, urban planners, and public policy experts who, together, bring an interdisciplinary, problem-solving approach to complicated land use, real estate, and development issues.

We partner with investors, developers, city and county governments, local and regional housing authorities, and advocacy and nonprofits groups to advance strategic solutions to community housing and commercial real estate challenges.

We define existing conditions.

Our robust analysis of existing economic, demographic, housing, land use, and environmental conditions gives our clients a deep understanding of a community’s or region’s landscape – driving the essential discourse needed for development and bringing key stakeholders together.

We identify future growth opportunities.

We leverage long- and short-range economic models to identify investment and growth opportunities in real estate and land use. Our diverse public and private sector client base use our analyses and forecasts to craft more prosperous, profitable, and equitable futures.

We recommend policies and interventions.

A long history of exclusionary policymaking has led to inequitable access to opportunity and growth across many urban centers. Beacon Economics helps its clients and partners advance strategic housing and land use policies that promote community resiliency, equity, and diversity. Today, as the cost of housing continues to increase, we shed light on the underlying drivers and on ways to mitigate the negative effects. Robust analysis is the first step; we then deliver innovative solutions and outcomes.

Beacon Economics'

Housing, Land Use, And Real Estate Analysis Is:

ACTION ORIENTED

Beacon Economics equips our clients with the relevant tools, strategies, and analysis they need to successfully move real estate and land use projects forward and lead meaningful change in dynamic urban landscapes.

LOCALIZED

Housing and commercial real estate challenges require a clear understanding of regional planning statutes and conditions, state policies, and local administrative practices. Beacon Economics’ team has decades of combined experience navigating the complexities and barriers to planning and development.

INTER DISCIPLINARY

Housing and land use challenges require a diversely trained and technically sophisticated team. We leverage our expertise across economics, community and workforce development, public policy, regional analysis, and impact analysis to help our clients and partners meet their goals.

CLIENT CENTERED

Our team prides itself on providing fast, reliable service, and thoroughly-researched reports that are easy to understand and use in many forums. We are responsive and stay in close contact with our clients throughout every project to ensure all objectives are met. �

65+ Years Of Collective Experience Serving Developers, Investors, Housing Nonprofits, Cities, Counties, States, And Public Agencies Nationwide

Our Approach: Recent Housing, Land Use, and Real Estate Projects

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CLIENT: Downtown Long Beach Alliance

Beacon Economics developed and presented an independent analysis of future housing needs in the City of Long Beach through the year 2040. Our analysis projected housing needs based on a combination of demographic and industry data, our proprietary economic forecast models, and 
the state of local housing stock. The final product gave city leaders a roadmap for its General Plan update and a foundation for future land use decisions.

CLIENT: Next 10

By synthesizing Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) performance data across income levels and jurisdictions, and “scoring” jurisdictions on their performance, this report shed light on areas of the state that are far behind, doing well, or need to consider changing their housing development targets to reflect true housing needs. The analysis powerfully illustrated the depth of California’s housing construction shortage.

CLIENT: City of Los Angeles Office of the Controller

This study assessed changes in the City of Los Angeles’ economy over the past 10 years and showed how these changes are shaping the local economic outlook. The analysis identified growing and shrinking industries in the City, illustrated how the changing economy is affecting specific neighborhoods, and analyzed the intersection between land use and economic development. Critically, the report included recommendations about how to best nurture the growth of emerging businesses.

Our Experts

Meet our housing and commercial real estate industry specialists and economists. Each team member brings a unique blend of knowledge, experience, and passion to their work, ensuring that our clients receive the highest level of service and expertise.

  • Justin Niakamal

    Manager, Regional and Sub-Regional Analysis

    Justin Niakamal manages the Regional and Sub-Regional Analysis practice area at Beacon Economics....

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Related Services

Community and Economic Development

Our economic and community development products give cities and regions leading-edge tools to advance the performance of their local economies and compete in a modern economic ecosystem.

Regional and Sub-Regional Analysis

Beacon Economics’ wide-ranging regional and sub-regional economic analysis allows economic developers, city and county governments, private businesses, and other local stakeholders to understand deeply specific trends occurring within their communities – and to take actionable steps that capitalize on local strengths and address challenges.�

Economic and Revenue Forecasting

Beacon Economics delivers accurate, rigorously constructed outlooks that inform private and public sector planning, policy, investment, and growth.

Economic, Fiscal, and Social Impact Analysis

Beacon Economics specializes in successfully communicating the full economic, fiscal, and social impacts of events, institutions, projects, and investments.

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Projects

To connect with us or ask a question about our Housing, Land Use and Real Estate Advisory work, or any of Beacon Economics’ practice areas, please contact:

Business Development Team at 424-666-2165 or [email protected]

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