About J. Whalen Associates, Inc.

Our firm specializes in the resolution of difficult land use, energy, governmental affairs, finance, redevelopment, retail development, affordable housing, senior housing and other challenges faced by business, school districts, and government interests. We have an eighteen-year history of successful advocacy and approvals with local, state and federal approving entities, including the California Coastal Commission.

J. Whalen Associates, Inc. continues to provide expert Project Management services to clients on all land use matters. Clients are guaranteed the direct involvement of the principal of the firm, who is backed up by the most qualified experts in the development planning, redevelopment, code enforcement, environmental, governmental affairs, legal and financial arenas. Projects have ranged in size from as few as five acres to over twenty-one thousand acres, as well as major electric and gas transmission projects. J. Whalen Associates, Inc. is also known for its emphasis on meeting the land use and environmental needs of land-owning families.

The firm represents landowner interests in the municipal and regional financing process, including preparation of exclusive negotiating development agreements, assessment districts, infrastructure bond finance, disposition and development agreements, Mello-Roos, capital improvement and legislative appropriations funding.

The firm also represents public utilities in natural resource management, environmental and regulatory affairs, and public policy matters in California as well as federal actions affecting the safe and reliable provision of electric power, natural gas and water to California. Our firm is also the authorized Sales Agent for the State-owned Crestridge Mitigation Bank and we create other mitigation banking solutions to help optimize value in difficult to utilize land. We have licensed real estate broker in house. Our hallmark is achieving consensus-driven solutions to seemingly intractable development issues.

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