Tim Bretz

Tim Bretz is a Senior Principal in the Los Angeles office of Keyser Marston.  Since joining the firm in 2008, Tim has provided public, private and non-profit clients with real estate economic analysis for a wide variety of land uses.

Key Role

Tim has analyzed real estate transactions and conducted many economic studies for a number of clients.  These analyses include the structuring of market-rate and affordable housing transactions, the selection of private development teams for publicly-funded real estate projects, fiscal and economic impact analyses, project feasibility analysis, and residential and non-residential affordable housing nexus studies. 

During his tenure in the Keyser Marston Los Angeles office, Tim has assisted more than 50 public, private, and non-profit clients.  Public sector clients Tim has assisted include Anaheim, Culver City, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Bernardino County, San Diego, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz, Santa Monica and West Hollywood.

Areas of Specialization

Affordable Housing Transactions

Mr. Bretz has assisted in the analysis of residential and mixed-use projects with affordability components.  This analysis includes the evaluation of project feasibility, as well as negotiations with the development team and client.  He has experience working with Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME funds, Multi-Family Housing Program funds, Mental Health Services Act funds, and Affordable Housing Program funds offered by the Federal Home Loan Bank.  

Developer Selection

Tim has assisted a number of clients in the selection of development teams for P3 real estate transactions.  This experience includes creating request for proposals / request for qualifications, evaluating developer responses to the RFP/RFQ, interviewing development teams, and analyzing financial information provided by development teams.

Fiscal and Economic Studies

Tim has assisted in numerous fiscal and economic impact studies for jurisdictions throughout California.  For these analyses, Tim researched current market conditions and demographic characteristics, as well as projected future demand for different land uses.  A number of these analyses include estimates of both fiscal and economic impacts. Tim has also assisted in both residential and non-residential affordable housing nexus analyses.

Professional Credentials

Tim holds a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California at San Diego.  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association.

Contact Tim

email: tbretz@keysermarston.com | phone 213.622.8095