Brion Economics worked with Peter Cheng and Kathryn Studwell of ADE, Inc. to conduct an economic impact analysis of the benefits of Facebook’s proposed relocation from Palo Alto to Menlo Park. The project studied the fiscal impacts on the Cities’ budgets and finances. Our examination of the East and West Campuses and the project as… Continue reading
Brion Economics provides ongoing assistance to the Facebook Real Estate Department. We consult on a number of planning projects, and review local policies that apply to their projects.
As prime consultant for Google, Inc., Brion Economics prepared several confidential analyses. We evaluated the company’s impact on the City of Mountain View, including an assessment of City revenues and costs, current economic multiplier effects and other benefits. We compared fiscal conditions in 10 similarly sized cities with high tech concentrations and those without. Our… Continue reading
For Califia, Brion Economics developed a detailed fiscal impact model for an 11,000 unit/5 million sq. ft. new community, River Islands in Lathrop, CA. Our analysis was used to negotiate an amendment to the project Development Agreement. Also based on the report, special tax assessments were proposed for maintenance and City services not covered by… Continue reading
Brion Economics and Mark Walsh were engaged to prepare a detailed audit of the Community Service Area and the City of San Ramon’s annual budgets for Dougherty Valley, an 11,000-unit master planned community. The audit attempted to explain why City budgets show fiscal shortfalls for the project, while published documents show the City spending no… Continue reading
Brion Economics assisted in analyzing the fiscal impact of a proposed 700,000 sq. ft. office project with a 230-room Marriott and a Renaissance Club Sport hotel with gym, spa, and daycare center. Teaming with Economic & Planning Systems, we prepared a financial feasibility study for the project. We tested whether the hotel alone was financially… Continue reading