KBAG News

2022 GPA Fall Conference Takeaways

KB’s Georgia Planning Association (GPA) 2022 Fall Conference Recap: From Programs and Development Trends to Transportation and the AICP Exam, the GPA 2022 Fall Conference had it all and showcased Columbus, Georgia.

ULI Atlanta Demystifying ESG Program

ULI Atlanta Demystifying ESG Program – Demystifying Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) and the Role of Real Estate: Keynote Introduction and Panel Discussion.

New Interns at KB Advisory Group

KB Advisory Group welcomes two new interns from the Georgia Tech College of Design.

Gabby Oliverio joins KBA. Welcome Gabby!

KB Advisory Group is pleased Gabby Oliverio has completed her Master of Science in City & Regional Planning and is joining the firm full-time.

Bowen Choice: Watkins Park Community Design Day

KB Advisory Group, Sycamore Consulting, and TSW enjoy working with Atlanta Housing on the Bowen Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan, especially when it takes us outside to play! Designing Fun and Dreaming of New Outdoor Spaces   On April 30, 2022, Atlanta Housing and LongLine Holdings/Urban Oasis…

Catching up with our ULI Etkin Scholar, Part Three

ULI Etkins Scholar series Part Three: Our graduate intern Gabby’s final entry and impressions of the April 2022 Inaugural Emory Real Estate Conference.

Catching up with our ULI Etkin Scholar, Part Two

ULI Etkin Scholar series Part Two: Our graduate intern Gabby’s entry on the Urban Land Institute’s 2022 Emerging Trends in Real Estate®.

BREATHING LIFE INTO DYING MALLS: A Unique Look into the Changing Suburban Retail Landscape

Info about the upcoming SMPS Atlanta program and panel discussion, Breathing Life into Dying Malls: A Unique Look into the Changing Suburban Retail Landscape.

Catching up with our ULI Etkin Scholar, Part One

ULI Etkin Scholar series Part One: Our graduate intern Gabby’s entry on the year in review: Atlanta Regional Commission’s 2021 State of the Region.

Your Opinion Matters!

Participate in the Survey for the Atlanta Regional Economic Development Strategy Add your voice to the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) effort. This effort will help ARC update the Regional Economic Development Plan. As a member of the consulting team led…

Welcome Tate!

Tate joins KBA Group as Director of Real Estate.

Bowen Choice Community Workshop

  KB Advisory Group, Sycamore Consulting, and TSW are excited to be working with Atlanta Housing on the Bowen Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan, an important project for Atlanta’s future! Since May 2021, we’ve collaborated with a large group of community partners, @Gaskins Surveying, @Kimley-Horn, @KB…

Happy Holidays from KB Advisory Group

  In our 20th anniversary year, the team at KB Advisory Group wishes you and yours Happy Holidays!   Our gratitude and many thanks to the clients and partners who helped make 2021 safe and successful. All the best in 2022 from all of us…

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

In August 2019, KB Advisory Group’s Jonathan Gelber participated in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Advisory Services Panel for Fairplex in Pomona, California. In 2020, ULI released the final report for the panel.

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.