Brandon is a Senior Project Manager at Houseal Lavigne and has more than 12 years of planning, urban design, and market analysis experience. He 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 received a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Michigan State University and two Master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Policy and Urban and Environmental Geography from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has worked in communities of all shapes and sizes and 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.

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. Brandon is actively involved in furthering the planning profession and has also been involved with the APA’s Chicago Metro Section since 2013, including his current role as Chairman where he helps planning professionals network and keep current with best practices.

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