Brion Economics collaborates with the following individuals or firms on a regular basis.
Economics and Policy Analysis
Richard BerksonBerkson Associates
Richard L. Berkson has more than 30 years’ experience evaluating the fiscal impacts of development proposals, and has prepared financial and fiscal analyses of numerous large-scale, mixed-use projects in San Francisco and the Bay Area. Recently, he managed and wrote the Fiscal Feasibility Report for major development proposals while principal at Economic and Planning Systems: Mission Rock, Warriors Multi-Purpose Venue and the Pier 70 Waterfront Site.
Michelle NilssonNilsson Consulting
Michelle Nilsson has worked on almost all of BEI’s studies as an associate over the last 15 years. She holds an MA from UCLA in urban planning and is based in Los Angeles.
Mark Walsh, CPAFiscal Analyst
Mark Walsh specializes in local government finance and communications. For Brion Economics, Inc., Mr. Walsh happily chases down technical information with the exuberance of a yellow lab fetching a soggy tennis ball. Previously he was director of finance for the County of Marin and director of information systems for the County of Sonoma. Mr. Walsh is a recognized expert in accounting and financial analytics, speaking on ratio analysis, technology budgeting, and excellence in management for the Government Finance Officers Association of the US and Canada.
Marian Wolfe, Ph.D.Vernazza Wolfe Associates, Inc.
Marian Wolfe has collaborated on many Brion Economics projects. Dr. Wolfe’s skills in applied economic analysis overlap with Ms. Brion’s in several areas, including analysis of the fiscal impacts of new developments, impact fee studies, and other studies related to development and planning. Dr. Wolfe also conducts housing market analyses for market rate and affordable housing development. In addition to consulting, Dr. Wolfe has also taught Urban Economics at UC Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin.