Benjamin C. Sigman is a land use economist with over 20 years of experience providing consulting services for public, private, institutional, and not-for-profit clients across the United States and abroad. Ben’s primary expertise involves analyzing land use projects and policies, including real estate feasibility, public financing, regional economic factors, and fiscal impacts. Ben’s experience spans residential, retail, office, industrial, hospitality, entertainment, infrastructure, and open space conservation projects. He has advised on urban infill, transit-oriented development, and brownfield redevelopment, as well as large-scale master-planned developments and habitat conservation plans.
Ben works on general plans, specific/precise plans, private master plans, local policy programs, public-private partnership negotiations, public financing plans, and economic development strategies. He is interested in program and policy analysis at the intersection of urban development and open space preservation. In recent years Ben has worked on negotiating community benefit contributions from major new development projects, including for both public and private sector clients.
Recent high-profile projects include EPS contributions to the Infrastructure Financing Plan for the Potrero Power Station project in San Francisco, work with the City of Anaheim on entitlement of the mixed-use entertainment district ocV!BE, feasibility and public benefit analysis for a luxury hotel project on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, a study of the economic and fiscal impacts of UC Riverside on the City of Riverside, and a revitalization strategy for Fisherman’s Wharf for the Port of San Francisco.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Colby College and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis.