Market Analysis: A Zoning Necessity

Zoning Practice — February 2006

By Anthony Smith, Stephen Friedman, FAICP


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This article discusses how major demographic and preference trends will affect the demand for various types of housing.


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Feb. 1, 2006
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About the Authors

Anthony Smith

Stephen Friedman, FAICP
Stephen B. Friedman, FAICP, CRE President, SB Friedman Development Advisors Steve Friedman has more than 40 years of experience in real estate and development advisory services. He leads SB Friedman Development Advisors, a 27-member consulting firm that works closely with public, private and institutional clients on innovative public-private partnerships and development strategies that have resulted in 4,000 units of affordable housing and $5 billion of public funds as part of $27 billion of public-private development projects over the past 12 years. Steve and the firm are deeply engaged in formulating and executing redevelopment strategies including advising on the use of Tax Increment Financing, Business Districts, Special Service Areas, and New Markets Tax Credits for a wide range of projects in core cities and suburbs. These include mixed-use projects, industrial expansions, community facilities, downtown redevelopment, transit-oriented development, waterfronts, airport collateral development and industrial revitalization. Steve is a full member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and has served in District Council and national leadership positions; he is currently a member of the Chicago District Council Advisory Board and the Public-Private Partnerships Gold Council. He is also a member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), Lambda Alpha, and the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP). Steve is a director and member of the Executive Committee of The Civic Federation and a director of Family Focus. He holds a B.A. from Goddard College in Vermont and an M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.