White + Burke will help make your community’s vision a reality. In many communities, there can be an abundance of vision, but also many barriers and challenges that prevent or slow the progress desired by leadership, property and business owners, and residents. Our job is to make things happen by helping make areas “development-ready” and by negotiating public-private partnerships that are so often necessary to create vibrancy.

Economic Development

When a community is ready to take action, White + Burke can help in the pre-development process to highlight opportunities, identify constraints, and prepare for projects to be built. Our focus is always on translating plans and preparation into effective action that results in new private investment. We get into the trenches -- negotiating deals, structuring financing, navigating issues and solving problems to create win-win projects for business and property owners, and for communities. Because we understand both the private and public sectors, we bring a unique perspective to the project team. In advising communities, our services can include:
  • Feasibility analyses
  • Issues and opportunities analysis
  • Market analysis
  • Strategic action planning
  • Financial modeling
  • Exploration of tax credits, private capital, and public financing
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Public relations
  • Establishing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts
  • Downtown revitalization SWAT team
  • Running RFP processes to attract new development
  • Negotiating complex real estate deals

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Public-Private Partnerships

When public-private partnerships come together to develop a project – from the simplest transaction to the most complicated – White + Burke can create an action plan and manage the myriad details involved with multiple parties. We understand the interests and motivations of each party and can package the financing using both public and private resources. White + Burke’s public-private partnership consulting services include:
  • Financial modeling
  • Exploration of tax credits, private capital, and public financing
  • Feasibility studies
  • Managing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts
  • Obtaining permits
  • Preparing and managing a developer RFP process
  • Negotiating MOUs, development agreements, P&S contracts, etc.

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