BRANDON FENDER, Associate


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FOCUS AREAS

Real Estate Feasibility, Housing Administration, Economic and Fiscal Impact Analyses

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT WORK

I enjoy creating equitable and sustainable urban spaces for communities. I thrive in a challenging environment and seek to provide innovative solutions.

ABOUT BRANDON

Mr. Fender specializes in providing support in real estate feasibility, economic and fiscal impact analyses, and housing administration.  He is most engaged when his research translates to solutions for local governments and access to healthy and safe environments for their citizens.

Mr. Fender initially joined RSG in 2009 while attending the University of California, Irvine where he earned a BA in Social Ecology.  As a member of numerous project teams, Mr. Fender gained experience in housing administration, economic and market analyses, housing construction and development, municipal finance, and development feasibility.  In 2014, Mr. Fender and his wife opened a small independent craft brewery in Santa Ana. Having spent some time in beer production, retail operations and wholesaling, Mr. Fender returned to RSG in 2019.


RECENT ENGAGEMENTS

  • Provided technical assistance to the City of Los Angeles, assessing the feasibility, and fiscal and economic impacts of the development of the proposed 1.7-million square foot mixed use Grand Avenue tower project designed by Frank Gehry.

  • Assisted the City of San Carlos with feasibility analyses and redevelopment of industrial and commercial space ultimately resulting in a 200 room midscale hotel at the City’s Landmark site.

  • Analyzed the financial feasibility, and fiscal and economic impacts associated with the proposed development the 600,000 square foot Westfield Topanga regional mall on behalf of the City of Los Angeles.

  • Completed an economic and market analysis for the City of Carlsbad’s comprehensive General Plan update that sought to understand projected changes in job, economic base, retail, shopping, hotel and tourism, and business climate trends over a 30-year period.


OUT & ABOUT

  • San Diego Housing Federation

  • Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California