Gruen Gruen + Associates founded
February 14, 1970: Nina and Claude Gruen
co-founded the firm in San Francisco.
Low and moderate income housing in the suburbs; an analysis for the Dayton, Ohio, region
Prepared for the Miami Valley (Ohio) Regional Planning Commission.
Forecast of housing and retail demand for the development of Irvine, CA
Client: The Irvine Company
Feasibility Analysis of Cleveland Central District Development
Client: The Higbee Company
Renovation and expansion of the Western Reserve Building and redevelopment of the river front around the old Settlers Landing.
The cumulative impact of ordinances that restrict housing: presented in testimony for “the Petaluma Case”
Client: Arata Misuraca and Clement
GG+A conducted research in order to forecast the economic and social impact of a cumulative adoption of ordinances that would limit the number of building permits issued by smaller, fast-growing communities in the Bay Region.
Evaluation of Downtown Santa Barbara redevelopment planning options
Client: Santa Barbara Redevelopment Agency
In-depth market, economic, and planning analysis program for the revitalization of Santa Barbara’s central city area. The report on the study was published in a volume entitled, Santa Barbara’s Central City: Choices for the Future.
The effects of land-restricting local growth controls on price and other aspects of housing production
Client: The Urban Land Institute
Economic analysis of alternative land uses along the San Francisco waterfront
Client: San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
GG+A evaluated the financial feasibility of a full range of non-maritime cargo-related land use alternatives for the preparation of a special area plan for this entire waterfront area. The plan permitted the development of a major waterfront specialty food and retail complex, which has become a major attraction for both residents and tourists.
Analysis of new all-suite prototype for DoubleTree Hotels
Client: DoubleTree Hotels
Kaiser Permanente medical center master plan
Client: Kaiser Foundation, Permanente Services
assisted Kaiser-Permanente in preparing an institutional master plan describing the short and long-term potential facilities development and their fiscal and economic impacts for the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco.
Financial strategies for the San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI)
Client: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Comprehensive analysis of MUNI’s fare revenues, public funding sources and costs in order to develop both short- and long-range strategies for financing transit service in the post Proposition 13 era.
Marketing study for large-scale residential, hotel, office and retail development in Monterey
Client: The Pebble Beach Corporation
Marketing study of the 143-acre “Old Capitol” site located in Monterey (CA).
Downtown Scottsdale Plan
Client: City of Scottsdale, AZ
Provided the market, economic and fiscal foundation and strategic development plan for downtown Scottsdale.
Highest and Best Use Marketability and Disposition Strategy Study
Client: United States Postal Service
Formulated and evaluated development and disposition options for the Post Office Rincon Annex. Perini Land & Development redeveloped the site into the mixed-use Rincon Center including a new 23-story office and apartment building with ground floor retail.
Analysis of Downtown Seattle plan alternatives
Client: City of Seattle, WA
Economic, housing and fiscal analysis for Downtown planning options.
Market and financial feasibility analysis of downtown San Francisco mixed-use project
Client: Trinity Properties
Market, economic, and fiscal analysis of 760-acre site in Fremont, CA
Client: Santa Fe Pacific Realty Corporation/Catellus Development Corporation
Mixed-use Pacific Commons development has built out with 2.5 million SF of automotive, retail, light industrial, and R&D space.
Economic and fiscal impact analysis of Embassy Suites’ project in South Lake Tahoe
Client: Baker & McKenzie and Embassy Suites
Economic and fiscal analysis by GG+A laid a foundation of information that provided the basis for compromises that met the objectives of project sponsors and those who were originally opposed to the project.
Market analysis for Centerplace of Greeley retail development
Client: Regency Centers
Brookfield Square Mall Area/Executive Drive redevelopment strategy
Client: City of Brookfield, WI
GG+A completed market and real estate economic analysis to identify a feasible redevelopment program and implementation strategy.
Re-use plan for disposition of surplus youth correctional facility
Client: State of California, Dept. of General Services
GG+A served as market and economic analyst for the re-use plan and disposition of the former Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional in Whitter, CA. Brookfield residential is developing approximately 750 housing units on the site.
Downtown Santa Rosa strategic action plan
Client: City of Santa Rosa, CA
GForecast the potential market demand for retail, residential, and office uses in the Downtown and identified strategic policy actions that will facilitate the Downtown realizing its fullest potential.
Orange County Facilities Master Plan
Client: County of Orange, CA
Assessed the county’s 3.9 million square foot real estate portfolio and financial ramifications of alternative real estate disposition and leasing strategies.
Des Moines regional plan for sustainable development
Client: Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (IA)
For the preparation of a regional plan as part of HUD’s sustainable communities initiative, provided long-term economic, demographic, and land use forecasts and analysis and strategy recommendations concerning regional economic development, housing, and redevelopment.
Analysis and forecast of housing needs in the State of Iowa
Client: Iowa Finance Authority
Comprehensive statewide assessment of housing needs and forecast of future housing demands.
West Village Center mixed-use development
Client: Village of Wilmette, IL
GG+A completed a market and financial evaluation of development proposals on Village-owned land and assisted with selection and negotiation of a preferred developer/development program, resulting in improved terms and conditions to the Village.
Market reconnaissance and strategic policy recommendations for the Bell Road Corridor
Client: City of Scottsdale, AZ
Conducted research and analysis, including 70 stakeholder interviews, to provide an updated information base and strategic recommendations for a portion of the Greater Airpark Area, the Bell Road Corridor of future apartment units planned in and near the study area. GG+A forecast the demand for apartments relative to supply.
Evaluation of Tax Increment District incentives for new corporate headquarters
Client: City of Brookfield, WI
Market for office and industrial uses in the North Washington subarea of Thornton
Client: City of Thornton, CO
Forecast the market potential for industrial and office uses in the North Washington subarea of the City of Thornton and draw upon the results of the the research and analysis to reach judgments about whether the North Washington subarea area contains an adequate amount of land for “Employment Center” and business park land uses. In addition, GG+A synthesized the results to provide recommendations for encouraging beneficial development within the subarea, including infrastructure development and land use policies/regulations that align best with opportunities to attract primary employers to the City of Thornton.
Entitlement and pre-development support for the Gateway at Millbrae Station project
Client: Urban Republic Properties
GG+A prepared the economic and fiscal impact studies and hotel use economic analysis to support entitlement of the mixed-use development at the Millbrae BART station. The 17-acre development broke ground in December 2019 and will feature a Marriott-branded hotel, office space, residential, and significant retail installments.
Housing needs assessment and workforce housing demand projection
Client: City of Chandler, AZ
Evaluated the need for affordable housing in Chandler and proposed development strategies.
Airport Influence Area market analysis and development recommendations
Client: Northern Colorado Regional Airport
Assessed market, economic, and land use conditions for preparation of new Master Plan for the Northern Colorado Regional Airport and off-airport land use and economic development strategies to be adopted within an “Airport Influence Area” component to the Master Plan.
Pre-development market analysis for Gateway Crossings development
Client: Hunter Storm Properties
Retail market reconnaissance and supply-demand analysis to identify the amount and type of retail space that can be supported at the 23-acre redevelopment site located at the southeast corner of Coleman Avenue and Brokaw Road in Santa Clara, California. City Council unanimously approved the proposed development.