We are experts at diagnosing functional design failures.



Space Analytics’ early work involved problem properties (shopping centers) and information-intense workplaces (hi-tech offices and health care). It expanded to include shopping streets, public space and other public and mixed-use facilities. Expert witness work was then added with a major unjust enrichment case involving valuation and a premises liability case involving a municipality’s performing arts center.

Our project clients include high-tech firms, real estate consultants, architects, appraisers, developers, investors, non-profits, manufacturers, health care providers, community organizations, business improvement districts, individuals and local government.


  • Fairfield & Woods
  • Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis
  • Hilliard Munoz Gonzales
  • Pisanelli Bice
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Lewis, Bribois, Bisgaard & Smith
  • Morris Politch & Purdy
  • Thompson Coburn
  • Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs on cases in: Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wyoming



I follow the ethics guidelines of the multi-disciplinary organization Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have taught their ethics webinars. I have consciously avoided the chains of one professional culture and the resulting implicit bias. My professional designation is with RICS, which worldwide includes over 118,000 professionals in valuation, design, planning, construction, business valuation, management consulting, art valuation, facilities management and others.


  • M. Gordon Brown, DTech, FRICS

    Dr. Brown’s analyses have resulted in the highest damages award in architectural copyright, in eight digit premises liability awards, in recognizing substantial impairment of access, in the redesign of building and places and in main street redevelopment plans leading to large property value increases. He is recognized for focused high quality research, leadership, ability to communicate difficult ideas in clear language, showing how to measure access, and his neural theory of urban form. His writing has won awards in both real estate and architecture. After six years as a professor of architecture at IIT, ASU (where he started the joint MArch/MBA program and was Visiting Science and Engineering Research Council Fellow, University of London), and Colorado (where he was Associate Dean), he started Space Analytics in 1989 to focus on diagnosing and solving functional and economic failures of buildings and urban places from the perspective of owners and users.

    Dr. Brown has written and published several dozen peer-reviewed articles, professional articles, criticism and reviews, and newspaper columns. He has made many national, international and local presentations including keynote addresses and has testified on Court TV and was interviewed on American Public Radio. He has lectured on behavioral economics, decision-making and judgment biases of real estate and design professionals on three continents.

    His recently published book by Routledge, Access, Property and American Urban Space, examines long-term changes in American urban configurations and their impact on spatial transaction costs. Recently published in Frontiers in Psychology, From Savannas to Settlements: Exploring Cognitive Foundations for the Design of Urban Spaces,is a breakthrough in understanding how human origins have influenced the form of cities worldwide.

    Dr. Brown is on the Board of Directors of the Center for Sustainable Urbanism (CFSU) in Pontano, Italy and was previously a board member of the American Institute for Economic Development, Range-Play Golf and the MIT Enterprise Forum of Colorado. He has memberships in the American Real Estate Society, the Congress of the New Urbanism, Lambda Alpha International Honorary Land Economics Society and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He is an associate member of the American Bar Association, Previously he was Head of the Real Estate Management and Development Group at Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Aldar Dean of Business at the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE And Academic Fellow of the Urban Land Institute. He loves to cook, raises sight hounds and was a competitive fencer.

    His degrees include a Bachelor of Science (Communications) from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign; Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Master of Science (Architecture) (thesis distinction), The Bartlett School, University College London, London, England; Doctor of Technology Built Environment(Higher Doctorate), Ulster University, Northern Ireland.

  • Jane Kruizenga, PhD

    Research Administrator: Jane Kruizenga, PhD

    Dr. Kruizenga started her career as a teacher, was a school district HR officer, received a PhD, and then ran a statewide school-to-work program in Arizona. She has taught in courses in administration and presented her school-to-work program in the White House. After several courses in health care administration, she then supervised a leading AIDS clinic and was the research administrator for a cancer research institute in Colorado. She joined Space Analytics in 1995. She is also a felter whose work has been in local and regional juried shows.

    Her degrees: Bachelor of Arts from Hope College, Holland, Michigan, Master of Science in Education from Minnesota State University More head and Doctor of Philosophy from Arizona State University.

    We work with architects, appraisers, planners and other consultants and employ university students as needed.