Brandon is a Principal Associate at Houseal Lavigne Associates with 12 years of planning, urban design, and market analysis experience. Brandon specializes in comprehensive planning and economic development and is a self-described “numbers guy,” who uses his background in archaeology, statistics, and market research to develop data-driven plans that are both physically achievable and economically viable. Brandon has worked in communities of all shapes and sizes. He has created award-winning plans to reposition disinvested communities like Flint, MI and North Lawndale on Chicago’s west side; leverage key redevelopment opportunities in growing downtowns; revitalize aging commercial corridors in inner ring suburbs; and strengthen small rural towns and emerging suburban communities. Brandon also has extensive knowledge and experience in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS continues to evolve and Brandon strives to embed spatial analysis into all aspects of place-based recommendations like identifying areas underserved by infrastructure in Flint, MI or calculating the impacts of infill and redevelopment strategies in Jackson, TN.

Prior to joining Houseal Lavigne Associates, Brandon gained valuable experience in his work at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), a regional planning agency where he directed several projects within the organization’s innovative local-planning and technical assistance program and helped tie on-the-ground development and local initiatives to regional policies. Brandon was also a member of a Chicago-based real estate research firm specializing in market and financial analysis in both the public- and private-sectors.

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