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Who We Are

GWFA is a consulting firm committed to providing strategic advice and assistance to public and private sector clients desiring to plan and implement — inclusive public outreach and stakeholder engagement; informed property acquisition, development, and/or disposition; or, improved small business management practices.

What We Do

We help our clients connect and communicate with diverse audiences for the sake of giving information, getting input, and/or getting acceptance of their plans, projects, programs, and/or business offerings. We also help our clients to develop, refine and present their respective plans, projects, programs and business offerings before, during, and after such efforts.

Public Outreach

Planning and implementation of inclusive public outreach and engagement strategies

Development Projects

Land use planning, permit procurement, project team coordination, advice and assistance with design and build aspects of residential, commercial and mixed-use development projects

Diversity Consulting

Diversity business recruitment for public works and other types of projects

Marketing

Preparation of written and graphic materials (including translation into non-English languages) for public involvement and marketing purposes

Management

Management of community, government, and media relations including planning and facilitating meetings/special events

Communication

Management and communications assistance to immigrant-owned small businesses

Our communication can take many different forms (e.g., written materials, graphics, social media, surveys and questionnaires, film and photos; public speaking and presentations, development proposals and permit applications, financial pro-formas; translations in non-English languages); and – – – purposes (e.g., public information and education, marketing and promotion, conflict mediation and resolution, shared vision, goals and objectives; government approvals, funding approvals; community and/or specific stakeholder engagement and involvement).

SERVICES OFFERED

• Public Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement/Strategic Communications
public outreach and stakeholder involvement plans; targeted ethnic and overall community outreach; written materials and graphics; translations into non-English languages; social media/website communications; press releases; direct mail outreach and door-to-door contact; meetings and public events planning and facilitation; information gathering and public feedback surveys/questionnaires; public presentations; group facilitation; video production; public involvement reports and records keeping of community contacts and issues
• Land Use Planning and Site Development/Due Diligence Feasibility Studies
comprehensive plan, land use, permitting and zoning studies; site specific conditions studies – including critical slopes and wetlands via associated experts; government agency consultations; market analyses and financial pro formas; preliminary site development plans; procurement and coordination of final architectural and engineering design/construction plans; preparation of permit applications and follow up with permitting authorities
• Project Coordination/Administrative Support
assistance with oversight of design and construction phases of real estate development/renovation projects; securing and overseeing specialized architectural, engineering, and surveying services; managing or supporting management of scope, schedule, budget, and quality control
• Architectural and Engineering Design
CAD drawings and civil engineering design for public infrastructure projects; preliminary concept plans and schematic architectural drawings for real estate development/renovation projects
• Real Estate Consulting Services
site selection; property valuations; brokerage; title reports and closing coordination; right-of-way acquisition and related work for public projects
• Environmental Analysis
mostly a supporting role for environmental justice; housing; land use issues
• Diversity Subcontracting Outreach
WMBE/DBE and small business inclusion planning and implementation for public projects; outreach and recruitment of women and ethnic minority-owned businesses; advertising and promotion of client subcontracting opportunities; subcontractor relations and technical assistance on successfully bid projects
• General Management Assistance to Small Businesses
accounting, marketing, communications, government and community relations

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