Custom Products

Fishkind & Associates has developed multiple products based on market needs. These custom products are available by request and include The Color Matrix, a systematic methodology to provide quarterly evaluations of four lending sectors based on this protocol, and The Fiscal Impact Analysis Model (“FIAM”). FIAM incorporates the latest theories in capturing the revenues and expenditures to local governments generated by development projects for both private and public sector clients. The firm also offers Basic & Community Specific FIAM training sessions, Fiscal Impact Model Expertise, Budget Analysis and Funding Alternatives, and Capital Improvement Element Consulting Support. Details are outlined below.

Metropolitan Statistical Area and County Related Data

Analysis of the State of Florida and select Metropolitan Statistical Areas is available at no charge and updated quarterly on the website. Additional MSA and County related data is available at the rate of $100.00 per county/per year.

Budget Analysis and Funding Alternatives

The Fiscal Impact Model is particularly useful for developing short-term and long-run projections for your budget detailed by line item and fund type. The service package includes development of three alternative base-case projections and up to ten additional policy scenarios. The base-case projections assist communities in determining the fiscal sustainability of their current budgetary structures in light of: a) the existing land uses and, b) the impacts of future projected growth.

The service package includes detailed review and analysis of the community’s existing budgetary structure. Sensitivity analysis is provided to explore any structural weaknesses. The package includes three site visits/workshops including a presentation to elected local officials. The Fiscal Model with Comprehensive Plan existing inventories (Section 2) must be completed prior to these services.

Fiscal Impact Model Expertise

Fishkind & Associates are recognized experts in fiscal impact analysis. Fishkind has developed the Fiscal Impact Analysis Model (“FIAM”) to incorporate the latest theories in capturing the revenues and expenditures to local governments generated by development projects. We have developed models for both private and public sector clients.

Local governments that do not have sufficient staff or demand for a Fiscal Model “expert” may use Fishkind’s expertise to perform project analysis. Once the Fiscal Model is calibrated for your local government, Fishkind can provide a complete fiscal analysis for any proposed project typically within 48 hours. This service is billed at our hourly rate and may be paid from fees charged to the developer of the project.

Fiscal Impact Analysis Model (FIAM)

For the private sector, Fishkind & Associates has conducted fiscal impact analyses for large-scale residential and commercial projects, oil and gas pipelines, industrial complexes, phosphate and rock mines, airports, military institutions, amusement parks, and for many other land uses. We work with our private sector clients to help them achieve success during the development permitting process including comprehensive plan amendments. If you are a private developer and need assistance with quantifying your project’s impact to a local or state government, please contact our corporate office.

The Color Matrix

Banks oftentimes conduct quarterly evaluations of the lending conditions and risk assessment in selected business sectors. Based on economic conditions, these sectors are rated Red, Yellow, or Green to reflect the health of the sector and to guide lending practices in the current period. Fishkind & Associates, Inc. has developed a systematic methodology to provide quarterly evaluations of four lending sectors based on this protocol. The four sectors are Office, Retail, Apartment, and Residential. The November 2012 delivery of the evaluation is provided in Section 2.0 below. Actual data are present through the third quarter of 2012.

Fishkind & Associates are recognized experts in fiscal impact analysis. Fishkind has developed the Fiscal Impact Analysis Model (“FIAM”) to incorporate the latest theories in capturing the revenues and expenditures to local governments generated by development projects. We have developed models for both private and public sector clients.

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