Transit-Oriented DevelopmentEconomic Development PlanningTransportation PlanningRevitalization StrategiesWaterfront PlanningSmall Community Revitalization
  • Transit-Oriented Development

    Our senior professionals have collaborated with private developers, transit agencies, and local municipalities interested in TOD and are recognized national leaders in TOD investment. We have conducted economic and market evaluations, prepared developer solicitations and evaluations on behalf of the public sector, and facilitated retail-oriented TOD throughout the nation.

  • Economic Development Planning

    Most communities maintain an agency or organization that promotes economic development initiatives. Our senior professionals have assisted dozens of local government economic development departments, regional economic alliances and chambers of commerce with strategizing ways to achieve their goals.

  • Transportation Planning

    Our senior professionals personally have a long and successful track record in providing unique integrated transportation, land use, real estate and development services. Our professionals are considered to be among the leading development advisors in evaluating market potential, financial analyses and implementing transit-oriented development.

  • Revitalization Strategies

    We view the planning process as a means to achieve specific goals and objectives and not an end in and of itself. Thus, we emphasize action-oriented development plans often involving the public and private sector in achieving plan implementation

  • Waterfront Planning

    Long active in providing economic feasibility counseling and development packaging for more typical waterfront projects (such as commercial ports, shopping, residential, lodging, group meeting and recreation and entertainment projects) and for transportation projects (economic impacts, joint development needs analysis, benefit/cost evaluation and project financing), Our senior professionals are increasingly asked to combine these skills to provide advice on interrelationships between transportation, real estate development and urban waterfront planning, including waterfront-related transportation alternatives.

  • Small Community Revitalization

    Economic restructuring and revitalization strategies are often prepared for leaders in small communities nationwide. These exercises often are coordinated with other consultants specializing in design guidelines and community visioning, but many times are prepared without these other types of studies.

Vantage Point Economic & Transportation Development Strategies, LLC (VP–ETDS) is a market economics, transportation, planning and real estate development advisory firm which counsels the public sector, private companies, development community and educational/institutional clients pursuing economic and community planning, formulating, evaluating and bringing economic, transportation and development projects to fruition. We deliver accurate, in-depth analyses, detailed recommendations and strategies to those formulating policies, assessing risks and rewards, and implementing economic and transportation development projects.

After pioneering many of the public/private development, joint development and value capture techniques used to implement new transit systems, facilitate development at existing transit projects and revitalize American cities, Vantage Point Economic & Transportation Development Strategies (VP-ETDS) has tailored these rich experiences and lessons learned to address the complexities and challenges of the “new normal” and emerging trends in real estate, transportation, economic development and planning.

By applying sophisticated transportation,/TOD real estate deal-making, and innovative financing techniques in mixed-use and transportation-related projects, we have set ourselves apart from our competition. We have expertise in long term strategies as well as in the immediate implementation packaging of transportation and development for both new stations and enhancement to existing transportation systems. Our capabilities include transit oriented and joint developments at station areas, redevelopment corridors, inner city locations, suburban locations and emerging development areas. Our focus on implementation and our success in producing results for all modes (commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, trolley, BRT ferries, bus and on demand transit) remains unparalleled.

VP-ETDS has developed a reputation for tenaciously overcoming development constraints, maximizing economic opportunities and formulating practical solutions for our clients and their communities. With our broad-based background of challenging experiences and our solid record of success, VP-ETDS goes beyond the traditional consulting firms with an understanding of the historic, current and emerging trends. As our clients will attest, we help them meet their development objectives by using our “hands-on” services to achieve pragmatic results.

Latest Projects

The senior staff at Vantage Point have over 60 years of consulting and development experience. The projects listed on our website represent only a small fraction of the projects on which Vantage Point’s professionals have worked during the course of their careers. View our Client List →

Triangle Transit AuthorityMarket Study, Impact Analysis and Implementation Strategy for College Park/M Square Area TDDPBel Air Market StudyRed Line Development ProjectJames Run Market Assessment and Financial ViabilityUniversity of Connecticut Research and Technology Park, Storrs, CTBarnum Station Feasibility StudyWestern New York Science & Technology Advanced Manufacturing ParkVIA Development Advisory ServicesSparrows Point Land Use and VisioningRJ Waters/Belmont Development ProjectHealthcare Services Transit-Oriented Development