This new office will allow EPS to better serve our existing clients and reach out to new clients throughout Southern California. Our new address is at 949 S. Hope Street, at the corner of 9th in downtown Los Angeles. Complete contact info

EPS has an active practice in Southern California, which will be enhanced with a permanent office in Downtown L.A. Recent and current projects include:

  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Master Plan
  • Oxnard/SCAG Compass Blueprint Downtown TOD Feasibility Study
  • SCAG Compass Blueprint Ventura Freeway Capping Feasibility Study
  • Port of Los Angeles Terminal Island Plan
  • Affordable housing analysis and policies for Laguna Beach, Goleta, and Newport Beach
  • San Diego Waterfront – North Embarcadero Visionary Plan Implementation
  • National City/Chula Vista Boundary Adjustment Fiscal Analysis and Tax Exchange

In conjunction with the opening of the L.A. office, EPS is also pleased to announce a strategic collaboration with Allan Kotin, founder of Allan D. Kotin & Associates (ADK&A). Although EPS and ADK&A will continue to operate as unique and separate entities, both parties expect to benefit from the unique skills and professional relationships of the other. We are very confident that this collaboration will provide EPS with a strong platform for improving and expanding our services in Southern California by leveraging Allan’s extensive network, local knowledge, and unique expertise gained through more than 45 years in the real estate consulting field. Allan and his firm specialize in providing creative strategies and feasible solutions to complex real estate and policy issues. ADK&A has extensive experience in financial structuring, transaction negotiation, financial analysis, and market research in all major land uses for public agencies, developers, investors, and lenders. The firm has developed a strong specialty in assisting both public and private clients in soliciting, structuring, and implementing public-private joint ventures. More information on ADK&A

Vice President Andrew Kaplan will serve as the EPS point person in Los Angeles, assisted by the larger EPS team. Andrew previously served as a key subcontracting consultant with ADK&A in Los Angeles and as a Project Developer for Forest City Enterprises. Andrew’s significant experience in land use economics includes strategic analysis for retail and mixed-use development, adaptive reuse, and public/private partnerships. Andrew holds an MA degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California, an MBA from Columbia University Business School, and an AB with honors from Harvard University.

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