The real estate industry is a fast-moving, complex business that requires breadth and depth of knowledge, creativity, and certainty. We are built to handle the needs presented by this exhilarating environment. Our real estate consulting team offers many skill sets in the private real estate environment as we aid clients at every step of the process from concept to execution.
Bringing multiple experts under one roof, led by a project manager who truly understands our clients' visions allows us to bring the best, most creative, and cost-effective solutions to our clients’ job.
"While on the development side as a client of ETM’s I experienced how they think about the overall project. They explore how to create more value with the land rather than just produce a set of plans. When I was hiring engineers, I always compared whoever I was hiring to ETM. The bar is set so high at ETM with how they manage their client interaction and quality of staff, and I wanted to emulate that."
- Jason Crews, ETM Project Manager (Formerly with a Development Firm)
"Regulatory planning is a critical component of every real estate deal and ETM is here to guide you. Land use planning is simply the process of regulating private or public land use through an entitlement process. It promotes desirable outcomes in social and environmental arenas, and promotes the efficient use of resources and infrastructure. We do this every day here at ETM and you contribute to it when you drive to work, choose where to send your children to school, and decide where to vacation and relax."
- Lindsay Haga, AICP, ETM Planning Manager
How We Work
While the land development journey is long, you cannot close with your buyers and make money until you deliver the finished product. Our team of owners representatives and construction managers are there to help you do everything from recording the plat to negotiating the contractors contract.
When development starts to move forward, there are inevitably offsite roads and utilities to analyze and improve. With in-house public sector groups, we have the team to handle your needs.
Thoughtful design matters because details matter. The final execution of the detailed construction drawings is critical since these are the actual documents that the contractor builds the project from. All the planners’ sketches and dreams come to final fruition in the engineering documents on the land.
Traffic planning is often the most contentious part of any large entitlement process. Our in-house traffic modeling team is fully capable of performing the traffic modeling and entitlement support to defend the trips on the road.
Thoughtful land management creates tremendous value when final permitting and development comes. Everything from what direction the pine tree beds are planted to the details of trail roads and ditches add value towards maintaining the land for its optimized development output.
Managing information in real time can be challenging. Our GST team allows clients to host private GIS portals with client specific data and mapping accessible real time.
When it is time to move from planner level sketches to engineering detail, information from the field is normally the longest critical path item in the schedule. ETM’s Survey team of in-house field crews, aerial capabilities, and SUE give us the breadth and depth to move quickly.
Special Districts are a key driver of large land developments. Florida governmental entities have a tremendous amount of value in creating incredible amenity-rich communities. There are many nuances to being District Engineer as well as guiding a client through a development with a District in place. ETM’s Land Development team has experience with over 40 special districts.
There are many variables that come together for the ongoing value creation of any land portfolio. ETM works with many landowners who each control tens of thousands of acres. We work together tirelessly to add value and ultimately monetize the land.
Bold planning and placemaking set in the framework of known constraints allow for the foundation of a lasting community. A strong vision of what can be created is required for any asset that will be generational. Our team of land planners, landscape architects, and regulatory planners know how to cast this vision and set it in motion.
Meet Our Executive Real Estate Consulting Team
Hugh Mathews, PE
Tyler Mathews, PE
Doug Miller, PE
Scott Wild, PE, CFM, PSM
Peter Ma, PE
Brad Weeber, PE
Damon Kelly, PSM
Karl Soderholm, PLA, AICP, LEED AP
George Katsaras, PE
Ray Spofford, AICP, CNU-A
Drew Holley, PE
What We Do
Impact fees are critical to your portfolio and proforma. As your trusted partner in delivering smart infrastructure solutions, we have compiled the following impact fees from a sampling of North and Central Florida agencies to provide a clear understanding of what may affect your development.