“Ben’s promotion to Principal is the result of a substantive body of excellent work.  Ben brings a technical mastery and collaborative approach to his practice and acts as a strong mentor and role model to EPS junior staff.  We are very pleased that Ben is joining the firm’s leadership team as we continue to serve existing and new clients throughout the U.S.”

–Teifion Rice-Evans, Managing Principal

Economic & Planning Systems is pleased to announce the promotion of Benjamin C. Sigman to Principal. Ben is an integral member of the Oakland Office’s senior team, bringing significant expertise in economic analysis, real estate, public infrastructure, environmental regulation, and public policy. His recent high-profile projects include work for the Port of San Francisco on its Waterfront Land Use Plan, the Economic Sustainability Plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the University of California’s Economic Impact to the State of California, and Quantifying our Quality of Life – An Economic Analysis of the East Bay’s Unique Environment (for the East Bay Regional Park District). Ben also works extensively with private sector clients, providing advisory services and technical studies related to land use planning, project financing, and entitlement.

An economist by training, Ben has been assisting public, private, not-for-profit, and institutional clients with economic and financial analyses since the late 1990s. His prior work experience includes time at Industrial Economics, Inc., Economics Research Associates, and AECOM. Since joining EPS, Ben has grown in experience in all aspects of the firm’s practice and has made notable contributions to the company and its clients. Ben has earned the respect of his colleagues through his thoughtful analytic work, creativity, and dedication.

In his new role as principal, Ben will maintain his focus on practice but also will increase his attention to firm-wide management and strategy.