Andrew Knudtsen
Managing Principal
730 17th St. Suite 630 Denver, CO 80202

Andrew is a planner and economist with 20 years of experience in the areas of real estate feasibility analysis, market assessment, public-private partnership formation, fiscal impact assessment, and affordable housing strategic planning and development. Andrew has expertise in evaluating project feasibility and has quantified economic viability using pro forma modeling to test a range of factors and assumptions about market conditions and risk tolerance. He has worked with numerous clients to provide data and findings that can be incorporated into their decision making processes, including projects sponsored by public sector entities that entail community involvement. Andrew has developed implementation strategies that leverage investment and externalize costs by incorporating public finance. His work involves a range of funding tools applied to a variety of projects across different states, including tax increment finance, special improvement districts, downtown development authorities, housing authorities, and urban renewal authorities. Affordable housing work spans from regional needs assessments to policy formation and implementation strategies.

Andrew’s work is generally split between public and private sector clients. For public sector clients, he underpins public policy formation with data-driven processes that elevate the discussion and enable elected officials to find consensus around clearly defined implementation plans. He has advised a number of private sector clients on projects that have ‘gone vertical’; he provides developers with alternatives grounded in market findings that identify an optimal development program based on projected returns and acceptable risk. Andrew brings a highly collaborative approach to each client and builds a sense of teamwork among client stakeholders and his EPS colleagues.

Andrew holds a Bachelors of Environmental Design, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado. When he’s not in the office (or on a plane), he enjoys skiing, hiking, and hooking worms on his son’s fishing line.