ULI Etkin Scholars Program

KB congratulates our intern, Gabby Oliverio, on inclusion in the 2021-2022 Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Etkin Scholars Program. The Etkin Scholars Program Gabby was selected by the ULI Atlanta District Council for the 7-month Etkin Scholars Program starting this month to foster future leaders in…

KB and partners engage with the community

  On October 23, KB Advisory Group and team members Sycamore Consulting, Gaskins, and TSW joined the Bowen Return to Community Event host, Atlanta Housing (AH), at the former John Carey Elementary School. The event’s purpose; engage with area residents and reconnect AH as part of…

A message to all our clients and friends:

Thanks for the past 20 years!

News about Decatur’s Destination 2030

The Decatur City Commission adopted the 2030 Strategic Plan earlier this month, and it won an award!

Diving Deeper: Working with Atlanta Housing

KB Advisory Group is delighted to continue our work with Atlanta Housing (AH), which began 14 years ago

Welcome Dhruva!

Please join KB Advisory Group in a warm welcome for Dhruva Jandhyala. Dhruva joined us an intern in 2020, providing support to our project teams with GIS (Geographic Information Science) expertise and a keen analytical mind. With this quality intern work he earned a full-time…

The Child Tax Credit and Housing

This week the IRS began sending Child Tax Credit Advanced Payments to families across the United States. In this analysis, KB Advisory Group (KB) discusses what these direct payments are and what they could mean for Atlanta regarding poverty rates and housing cost burden. By analyzing the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent Public Use Microdata Sample, KB estimates these advanced payments may reduce childhood poverty rates from 35% to 21% in the City of Atlanta and housing cost burden across the region from 47% to 31%.

KB Advisory Group Examines Statesboro’s Housing Market

A recent KB Advisory Group study in Statesboro reveals cost burdens and a student majority.

Congrats to the Class of 2021!

Geoff Koski to join an esteemed community of nearly 1,500 Regional Leadership Institute alumni.

The Douglasville Town Green Project Gets Underway

“To assist with the selection process, Elevate Douglas hired KB Advisory Group to work with staff on creating the RFP and sought input from the development community on its format.” KB Advisory Group is pleased with the forward momentum around the Douglasville Town Center and…

Meet the KB Advisory Group Interns

KB Advisory Group is fortunate to employ the services of three outstanding interns for the summer of 2021. These paid interns have already made numerous indelible marks on the firm and we expect them to continue their positive impact in the coming months. Through the…

KB Advisory Group’s Alex Seidenberg featured in affordable housing preservation study

The Tipping the Scale Toolkit seeks to help preserve unsubsidized affordable housing. Amidst the pandemic induced exacerbation of income inequality, small-to medium-scale multifamily (SMMF) rental units are more important than ever to the livelihood of minority families. SMMF are properties with 2 to 49 units…

KBA Working With Decatur On New Tax Allocation District

The City Of Decatur discusses with KBA Group about establishing a new Downtown Tax Allocation District.   The City Of Decatur is developing a master plan for the future of its already thriving downtown district, and recently consulted with KBA Group CEO Geoff Koski on…

Property tax revenues – the future of Atlanta

“Our strong reliance on property taxes as a revenue source actually helps us get through these economic ups and downs,” said Geoff Koski, President of KB Advisory Group, in an Atlanta Business Chronicle article on 02.04.2021.

A New Year and a New Name

Greetings to all our clients, colleagues, and friends.

Final ULI Advisory Services Panel Report Released, Featuring KB Advisory Group’s Jonathan Gelber

Last August, Bleakly Advisory Group’s Jonathan Gelber participated in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Advisory Services Panel for Fairplex in Pomona, California, and ULI released the final report for the panel last week.

Unraveling the codependent relationship between development and parking (Cross-post from Saporta Report)

This piece was published in the Saporta Report on June 9, 2020. ULI Atlanta’s Technical Assistance Programs (TAPs), the local advisory services arm of the Urban Land Institute was recently asked to convene a panel through the American Cities Climate Challenge (Climate Challenge), an ambitious…

Lessons from the Pandemic: Housing, Retail, Broadband

In May of 2020, Geoff Koski, President of KB Advisory Group, spoke with Ben Brown of Placemakers, about the existing need for innovative affordable housing, retail increasingly moving online, the death of distance in logistics, the working from the home shift, all of which are…

Geoff Koski and the Georgia Conservancy discuss the economic impacts of housing on Georgia’s cities and towns

KB Advisory Group President, Geoff Koski, joined the Georgia Conservancy on May 12, 2020, for a Facebook Live discussion on the economic impacts of housing on Georgia’s cities and towns. Hosted by the Georgia Conservancy, Geoff Koski and Mill Graves, Director of Economic Development for the…

COVID-19 and the Atlanta Retail Market: A grim short-term outlook from KB Advisory Group

In April 2020, KB Advisory Group asked “To what depths will the COVID-19 Great Lockdown plunge the Atlanta retail market?”

KB Advisory Group assesses COVID-19 impacts on Atlanta Real Estate Market

At KB Advisory Group, we often find ourselves forecasting into the future. We are tasked with projecting employment and housing levels five- and ten-years out for small and large regions. Clients ask us to think about how many homes or square feet of commercial space…

KB Advisory Group participates in prestigious ULI Panel

Geoff Koski, KB Advisory Group’s President served on a week-long Urban Land Insititute (ULI) Advisory Services Panel in Hancock County, Indiana. The panel was tasked with assessing potential real estate and economic development opportunities along the Mt. Comfort Corridor just east of Indianapolis and included land-use and economic development experts from across the country.

Addressing the future of the Savannah Civic Center – a ULI Technical Assistance Panel

In October 2018, Jonathan Gelber of KB Advisory Group was in Savannah, GA as a member of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Technical Assistance Panel to assess redevelopment opportunities for the Civic Center site. The City of Savannah proposed redevelopment of the site to better meet the needs of the city and surrounding communities.

KB Advisory Group receives a CNU Charter Award

Regarded as the preeminent award for excellence in urban design, the CNU Charter Awards have honored a select number since 2002.

Georgia Planning Association Walkability Panel – Spring 2017

The Georgia Planning Association (GPA) held its Spring 2017 conference in beautiful, walkable Woodstock, GA, and KB Advisory Group was there.

KB Advisory Group and the Urban Land Institutes (ULI) Advisory Services Panels

In the fall of 2016, Geoff Koski, KB Advisory Group President joined a prestigious group of real estate development professionals in Georgetown, SC as part of an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Advisory Services Panel.