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SITE SELECTION ASSISTANCE

Burns Development Group (BDG) assists companies, real estate professionals, and, other site consultants with site needs due to relocation, expansion, consolidation or restructuring, mergers and acquisitions. BDG also provides location strategies support to communities undergoing the scrutiny of the site selection process or to those desiring to increase competitiveness and prospect responsiveness.
  • INCENTIVES
    Make recommendations as to communities most likely to be responsive to specific project types, request incentive offers, and assist in completing required applications.
  • REQUEST FOR INFORMATION OR PROPOSAL ASSISTANCE
    Preparation and distribution of proposal or project description to identified communities and states. Conduct field work such as employer interviews, community data, and site details. Assist with the assessment and prioritization of key project decision drivers based on compilation of site data, project intelligence, and competitive advantages.
  • COMMUNITY AND STATE LIAISON
    Introductions and coordination assistance with public sector decision makers to facilitate incentive requests, development issues such as waivers and zoning issues, expedited permitting and plan review, infrastructure cost participation, access, and environmental remediation or consultation.
  • ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS – FEATURING THE TOTAL IMPACT™ MODEL
    Calculate the fiscal impact and economic value of a project to the community. Analysis can also be conducted for such needs as Tax Increment Financing Districts, civic projects, conference center and hotel developments. This assistance can be for a specific project or prospect requirement or, for the development of a customized economic impact model for communities to use for recurring site search requests.
    TOTAL IMPACT™ MODEL can either be customized for a respective city or to also include the county and other taxing entities like hospital districts and community colleges, and even by region.
  • WORKFORCE EVALUATIONS
    Assessment of current labor availability based on skill set, wages, and population. Mapping of labor availability by job type in proximity to identified real estate, including drive time.



ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
  • Strategic Planning and Updates Read More
  • Branding, Website Design or Re-design, and Marketing Strategy Read More
  • Target Industry Analysis Read More
  • Competitor Benchmarking Read More
  • SWOT Analysis Read More
  • Site Selector Data Standards, Demographic, or Prospect Research Read More
  • Incentive Policy Evaluation Read More
  • Workforce Analysis Read More
  • Prospect and Request for Information or Proposal Responsiveness Read More
  • Economic Impact Analysis – featuring the Total Impact™ Model Read More
  • Mixed Use Feasibility, Retail Analytics, and Merchandising Plans Read More
  • Investor/Developer Recruitment Read More
  • Broker/Consultant FAM Tour Planning and Implementation Read More
  • Partnership Building Read More
  • City Council and Board Orientation Read More
  • Special Event Planning Read More



BDG/IRG Investment & Development
BDG/IRG Investment & Development identifies commercial real estate opportunities for acquisition and re-development by private investors, including single properties or portfolios, and financially or environmentally distressed real estate. Interest areas include office, industrial, mixed use, multi-family residential, transit-oriented developments, and hospitality. The group also has the abilities and resources to provide development services.

Linda Burns and R. Donald Burns are now joined by Patrick Riddell, a founder of International Risk Group (IRG). This brings to the team expertise in financial, real estate, legal, insurance, environmental and regulatory specialties. Besides traditional investment and development, Patrick has experience in purchasing impaired real estate assets, curing the impairment, and returning the property to productive use to benefit all stakeholders and the community.






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