ABOUT SPACE ANALYTICS
I started Space Analytics in 1989 to solve functional and economic problems of built environments from the perspective of owners and users. Our early Projects focused on shopping centers with vacancy problems and HR problems in hi-tech offices. We analyzed hospital design and the patient floors of two major tertiary-care hospitals in Manhattan. New projects involved hydroprocessing plant control rooms, architectural design competitions, hospitality, design in valuation contexts, shopping streets, very large luxury houses and public space.
We focus strictly on places used by pedestrians including how vehicle movement might affect pedestrians. We do not work on vehicle to vehicle accidents. Our research on architectural design signatures led to architectural copyright disputes and our recognized knowledge the functioning of built environments led to premises liability and public space disputes.
Project clients include high-tech firms, real estate consultants, architects, appraisers, investors, non-profits, manufacturers, health care providers, community organizations, business improvement districts, and local government.
In litigation, we’ve worked on cases in and with small and large firms including
- Ball Janik
- Fairfield & Woods
- Foley Bezek Behle & Curtis
- Hilliard Munoz Gonzales
- Pisanelli Bice
- Kirkland & Ellis
- Lewis, Bribois, Bisgaard & Smith
- Morris Politch & Purdy
- O’Hagan Meyer
- Pretzel & Stouffer
- Thompson Coburn
- Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs
We have worked on multiple cases for several clients.
My career started in city planning and that led to management consulting in Philadelphia and New York focusing on communication issues. During that time, I began developing a methodology based on communication network analysis and cognitive mapping that would transform everyday spatial patterns of networks. I received manuscript awards from the American Real Estate Society for papers showing applications of the methodology. This methodology defines our distinctive competence.
My analyses have resulted in some of the highest damages awards 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.
I’ve been around construction since elementary school and worked in and taught architecture as a designer, project architect and manager for 12 years at two small firms and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, IIT in Chicago, ASU in Phoenix and the University of Colorado. I've made dozens of local, national, and international presentations including keynote addresses, have testified on Court TV, been interviewed on American Public Radio and lectured on three continents on behavioral economics, decision-making and judgment biases of real estate and design professionals.
In 2005, I became Head of the Real Estate Management and Development Group at Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands and a few years later Aldar Dean of Business at the Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE. Periodically, I get involved in entrepreneurial ventures with and on the boards of start-up companies.
I am 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 of Economic Development, the City Club of Denver, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Colorado and was a trustee of the Denver Foundation for Architecture. I was an Academic Fellow of the Urban Land Institute and Cass Gilbert Visiting Lecturer, University of Minnesota. I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, was a member of the American and the European Real Estate Society and Lambda Alpha International Honorary Land Economics Society.
My degrees include a Bachelor of Science (Communications) from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign; Master of Business Administration, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Master of Science (Architecture) (thesis distinction), The Bartlett School, University College London, London, England; Doctor of Technology in Built Environment (Higher Doctorate), Ulster University, Northern Ireland.