Joe Collins’ professional career has involved him in a variety of both private and public projects in the Midwest and Southwest US. His varied experience includes: fiscal and land economic feasibility analysis, geospatial and descriptive data analytics, graphic presentation, market analysis, and the practice of urban planning and development, as summarized below.
Analyzing required development improvements and associated costs pertaining to large tracts of land planned for single-family residential subdivisions and planned industrial pad sites.
Analyzing costs/benefits of single-family residential development versus various commercial development options within a municipality.
Analyzing the costs/benefits of annexation of established residential subdivisions.
Conducting land use analysis and absorption studies, and real estate appraisal and market analyses.
Geospatially analyzing building, property, land use, zoning, parking, traffic, demographic, economic, financial, tax, and other associated qualitative/quantitative data for various projects.
Developing a Geographic Information System (GIS) relational parcel database for various properties located in a downtown area.
Providing graphic support in the creation of various reports, exhibits, presentations, and other associated media used to present to the public, various boards and commissions, city councils, non-profit associations, and private clients.
Providing project coordination for the creation of an interactive website for departmental customer service.
Conducting research and technical analysis to evaluate findings and/or to take action on various real estate development applications, land use decisions, and processing other regulatory actions associated with the development of real estate.
Designing marketing and relocation packages for potential businesses looking to purchase and/or lease property.
Reviewing construction plans for conformance with applicable city regulations, policies, and requirements.
The Work described above was accomplished through a combination of public and private entities.
Mr. Collins obtained a M.B.A. from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, a M.R.C.P. in Regional and Community Planning from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, and a B.S. in Geography/Community Planning from Kansas State University. In addition, he has completed coursework for general real estate appraisal at the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business.