Metropolitan Research and Economics (MR+E) is a Los Angeles based consulting firm concentrating on economic analysis related to urban planning, real estate, economic development, and public policy. MR+E has completed assignments throughout the United States and internationally with a particular focus on California communities. The firm has worked in a broad variety of contexts from small towns and rural areas to major metropolitan centers.


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MR+E advises public agencies, private firms and not-for-profit institutions throughout the United States and the world about the intricacies of urban planning economics, project feasibility, public-private partnerships, and community development strategies. We understand the public sector’s policy objectives, the private sector’s economic imperatives, and the complexity of the planning and decision-making process.

Our principal’s 20+ years of experience spans topics ranging from downtowns, redevelopment, adaptive reuse zoning and entitlements, transportation, tourism, parks, public facilities, impact analysis, development policy, public-private partnerships, and community revitalization.