David Schwartz is a Vice President with Economic & Planning Systems, a full-service California-based urban economics consulting firm that provides services related to real estate development, the financing of public infrastructure and government services, land use and conservation planning, and government organization. David specializes in data-driven policy studies, housing supply-demand analyses, market and financial feasibility, economic impact analysis, and economic and demographic forecasting. In addition to experience in the firm’s breadth of practice areas, David has advanced the firm’s experience in affordable housing policy, supply-demand forecasting, and economic impact analysis. He has consulted to public and private clients – land owners, developers, attorneys, non-profits, cities, counties, states, quasi-governmental organizations, consortiums of governments, economic development entities, and industry trade associations.
Working with governmental clients, David provides supply-demand forecasting, housing needs studies, compliance planning, regulatory and non-regulatory policy feasibility studies, and financing strategies. Within the public, private, and non-profit sectors, David provides market and financial feasibility studies for a wide spectrum of residential, non-residential, and mixed-use development projects as well as for cultural and institutional facilities. He also works with governmental and public relations clients, trade associations, and economic development entities to identify the impacts of industry, services, transportation and land use facilities. David has presented as a speaker and panelist in numerous state and national conferences and workshops for organizations such as the International Economic Development Council, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Housing Colorado, and the Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference. He recently authored “The Importance of Affordable Housing to Economic Competitiveness” published in the Winter 2016 edition of IEDC’s Economic Development Journal.