Michael Tactay

Michael D. Tactay is an Associate for Keyser Marston Associates’ San Diego office.  He joined KMA in 2014 and has worked on a variety of projects ranging from urban street retail to large, master-planned communities

Key Role

Michael has worked with public sector clients requiring analyses of fiscal and economic impact, infrastructure and public facilities financing, and economic revitalization strategies.  

Areas of Specialization 

Fiscal and Economic Impact

Michael has provided assistance in fiscal and economic studies for several cities in Southern California.  Recently, he evaluated the fiscal and economic impacts of a 1,750-unit, multi-phased Specific Plan for the City of Temecula.  He has also provided assistance with evaluating the fiscal and economic impact of alternative land use scenarios as part of Community Plan Updates for both Southeastern San Diego and Encanto (San Diego).  

Infrastructure and Public Facility Finance

Michael assisted in the evaluation and feasibility of infrastructure financing mechanisms for the City of Indio.  For this project, multiple funding sources were analyzed, including:  Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFDs), Infrastructure and Revitalization Financing Districts (IRFDs), and recently adopted Community Revitalization and Investment Authorities (CRIAs).

Economic Revitalization Strategies

Michael has assisted several cities to pursue their economic goals and objectives through the preparation of retail revitalization studies, market demand analyses, and economic development strategies.  He recently completed an evaluation of potential revitalization strategies for a 40-acre site in the City of Menifee.  He is currently updating a business cluster analysis for the City of Chula Vista, which will identify key opportunities for high-quality employment in the eastern portion of the City.   

Professional Credentials

Prior to joining KMA, Michael gained previous economic development experience working for the Hillcrest Business Improvement District, Barrio Logan Art Association, City of San Diego, and City of Chula Vista.  The bulk of his previous experience comes from his involvement in the Uptown Community Plan Update for the City of San Diego, in particular the update of the Economic Prosperity Element.  Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.  He is currently attending the University of San Diego to obtain a Certificate in Real Estate Finance, Investments, and Development.  

Contact Michael

email: mtactay@keysermarston.com | phone 619.718.9500