RSG is a creatively charged counterpart to California public agencies. We work with the people responsible for creating vibrant places, and propel them toward their goals. The inspired leaders at RSG create stronger communities capable of achieving bolder futures by bringing their more than three decades of native knowledge to each engagement. As diverse as the agencies we work with, our services span real estate, economic development, fiscal health, and housing initiatives. RSG sets the pace by raising the physical, economic, and social capital of local communities.


 

AT RSG WE:

 

- Craft sincere relationships 

- Only see opportunities

- Are driven by determination

- Value the wisdom of our clients

- Make investments in ourselves


RSG works hand in hand with communities across California striving to provide quality lifestyles for residents and businesses. We are trusted advisors, providing essential data and guidance for our clients.



MEET THE TEAM

 

JIM SIMON
Principal/President

Jim delivers intelligence, innovation and passion to projects requiring his unparalleled expertise in fiscal health, real estate and economic development. 

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TARA MATTHEWS
Principal/Vice President

Tara expertly navigates projects with a comprehensive knowledge of community development, affordable housing, and economic development.

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GREG SMITH
Senior Associate/Real Estate Broker

Greg’s background includes acquisitions, development, asset management, and finance for affordable housing, market rate multifamily, and commercial real estate developments.

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SUZY KIM
Senior Associate

Suzy achieves desirable outcomes with her unique understanding of legislative policy, local government, and non-profit service providers.

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BRANDON FENDER
Associate

Brandon is most engaged when his research translates to solutions for local governments and access to healthy and safe environments for their citizens.

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DIMA GALKIN

Associate/Real Estate Sales Person

Dima contributes a strong interdisciplinary knowledge base to RSG's project teams.

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DOMINIQUE CLARK
Associate/Real Estate Sales Person

Dominique shares her knowledge and proficiency in municipal finance, economic development policy analysis, and quantitative research to advance client and community objectives.

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YA-YIN ISLE
Associate

Ya-Yin earns her clients’ trust through community outreach and consensus building.  Her work includes project-area committee consulting and project management and implementation.

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ROSA ROMERO
Analyst

Rosa is involved with monitoring activities, supporting the Program Administrator, and Oversight Agent responsibilities pursuant to bond requirements.

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JULIA COGAN
Analyst

Julia brings experience from her work in public sector finance to RSG, adding meaningful knowledge and energy to her projects. 

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IRLANDA MARTINEZ
Analyst

Irlanda has been involved in non-profit research, allowing for information to be accessible to individuals of all backgrounds.

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ALEXANDRA LAWRENCE
Analyst

Alex joined RSG in 2018. She looks forward to combining her experience and education to bring knowledge and innovative ideas to her projects.

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ALAN ALÉ
Research Assistant

Alan joined RSG in 2018 bringing with him a background in financial modeling and data analysis.

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JORDAN PEREZ
Research Assistant

Jordan joined RSG in 2019 bringing with him a background in policy analysis and project management.

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KYLE WESTRA
Research Assistant

Kyle embraces a constant search for knowledge and best practices to apply to his projects at RSG.

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MATT PELLETIER
Research Assistant

Matt’s experience working alongside municipalities allows him to offer great insight to provide solutions to his clients’ ever-changing problems.

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KATIE BLAUS
Business Office Manager

Katie utilizes her experience in office management and coordination to help RSG continue to provide its clients, and the community, with quality products and services.

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KELLY MORGAN
Development & Organization Director

Kelly utilizes her experience in practice management to help RSG continue evolving as an organization and provide its clients with innovative and quality solutions.

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