DPFG Opens News Office In Charleston, South Carolina

DPFG Opens News Office In Charleston, South Carolina, Expanding The Firmís Southeastern Practice

Online PR News – 21-July-2011 – – Development Planning & Financing Group, Inc. ("DPFG") is pleased to announce the opening of our newest office in Charleston, South Carolina. Together, our Charleston, SC and Research Triangle, NC offices will serve as essential, regional locations from which DPFG can best serve our clients and will allow us to continue to increase our presence in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Lucy Gallo will serve as the Managing Principal of the Charleston, SC office. In this capacity, Lucy will provide fiscal and economic impact analysis, real estate market analysis, cost/benefit modeling and public infrastructure finance (impact fees, tax increment financing, and special assessment districts) advisory services for urban development, redevelopment and comprehensive planning projects. With significant experience in community revitalization initiatives, Lucy has acted as a lead fiscal consultant for numerous large-scale economic development and public/private partnership engagements throughout the Southeast.

Prior to joining DPFG, Lucy served as an Associate Vice President at AECOM Economics (formerly Economics Research Associates) an international consulting group providing research, applied economic analysis, and strategic planning services to a wide range of clients. While at AECOM, Lucy helped create economic and policy framework for urban plans and redevelopment projects, real estate development initiatives, and growth and economic-development strategies.

In the course of her career, Lucy has assisted a diverse cross-section of communities, ranging from small towns and rural counties to large urban cities, with fiscal and economic analyses to evaluate important land-use planning initiatives. Regardless of the community's size, the goal of each engagement has been to address pertinent issues and concerns regarding long-term fiscal sustainability.

"We at the firm are very pleased that Lucy has taken the helm for our Southeastern practice", says John Foreman, President and CEO of DPFG, Inc., "Lucy's stellar resume, experience, and analytical capabilities relating to a wide variety of development types will allow DPFG to continue to provide innovative real world solutions to the challenges that the development community faces in today's difficult market."

Lucy's Affiliations: Government Finance Officers Association, Urban Land Institute, American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Growth and Infrastructure Consortium.

To speak further with Lucy, please contact her at (843) 277-0021 or email at lucy.gallo@dpfg.com.

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