We excel in structuring creative public and private financing packages.

Formulating and implementing a successful financing strategy is vital to the success of local community and economic development programs and any residential, commercial or mixed-use project. Creative sources of alternative financing must be explored and structured uniquely for each project or program. Metro excels in structuring creative public and private financing packages.

Our firm has two key skills to bring to our public and private clients. First, our excellent working relationships with major commercial banks, savings and loans, private investors, bonding agencies, syndicators and various financial institutions in the capital markets. 

Second, our experience and extensive contacts at various local, county, state and federal agencies, including officials of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA), the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA), the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) and the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority (NJRA) -- the principal federal and state agencies involved in finance and development in New Jersey.

Financial Feasibility Services

As a matter of course, Metro engages in economic feasibility studies as an intrinsic part of the analysis we conduct for all projects. This helps our clients and decision makers to make a “go/no-go” decision on the project, which saves valuable time and resources.  Our methodology includes due diligence work, running the numbers, analyzing financial feasibility and preparing detailed pro-formas.

At the conclusion of our analysis, we are able to advise our clients on the viability of a program focusing on the greatest economic value consistent with surrounding land uses, market demand for potential uses, and needs of the immediate and periphery neighborhoods.  


Developing successful strategies for the mixed-financing of revitalization efforts can be particularly challenging. State allocation development goals, public funding requirements and the investment objectives of equity investors and mortgage lenders do not necessarily coincide.  Our experience helps resolve the conflicts inherent in all mixed-financing efforts.

All of this experience means that we know what it takes to fund and administer local programs and projects, based on sound planning, market analysis, and economic analysis techniques and an extensive knowledge of the public and private funding and development arena.