Kevin Feeney is a Principal in Keyser Marston Associates’ San Francisco Office with eight years of experience in urban planning, public finance, and real estate analysis. Prior to rejoining KMA in 2018, Kevin worked as an economist for a global infrastructure firm.
Areas of Specialization
Land Use Strategies
Kevin is experienced working with cities and communities to define and achieve their economic development and land use objectives. His work in this area has involved demographic and market analysis, physical and land use assessments, as well as focus groups with business, community, and public agency stakeholders. He recently supported a non-profit community development financial institution in preparing economic development strategies for several commercial corridors and has prior experience conducting market analyses for downtown specific plans.
Real Estate Feasibility and Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
Kevin evaluates the market and financial feasibility of residential, commercial, and industrial projects to inform the structuring of development agreements, development incentives, and public benefits. His experience includes financial modeling of development alternatives based on local market conditions and the evaluation of developer proposals for publicly-owned sites.
Kevin evaluates the impact of residential and commercial development on the need for affordable housing to inform affordable housing policies, such as inclusionary housing requirements, in-lieu fees, and commercial linkage fees. Kevin has also contributed to housing needs analyses for specific development projects, including the Facebook Campus in Menlo Park
Economic and Fiscal Impacts
Kevin has quantified the impacts of proposed development projects on employment, regional output, and tax revenues in communities throughout the Bay Area, including San Jose, Cupertino, Foster City, San Francisco, and Dublin. He has also evaluated the economic and fiscal impacts of major infrastructure investments, such as the Los Angeles Streetcar, and policy proposals, including the modernization of San Jose’s business tax.
Kevin assists local jurisdictions in the preparation of financing plans and funding strategies for community facilities and public infrastructure. He has also analyzed the leveraging capacity of specific tools such as Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts and Community Facilities Districts. Kevin’s infrastructure finance experience includes community facilities adjacent to light rail stations in Calgary (Canada), economic development projects in Solano County, and multiphase development projects in Reno and Sacramento.
Prior to joining KMA, Kevin worked as an economic consultant for AECOM and as a policy and administrative analyst for the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD). Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and master’s degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is fluent in Spanish and has experience providing development advisory services to real estate projects in Mexico and South America.