Most major community and economic development efforts require public-private partnerships to overcome land assembly, site remediation, nascent market, infrastructure and construction cost issues. SB Friedman is a leader in establishing public-private development partnerships and structuring and right-sizing public-private finance transactions for development, redevelopment and infrastructure projects. We help clients create the shared vision crucial to success, recruit development partners, structure transactions, and support the financing process.
SB Friedman routinely works with such major tools as tax increment financing (TIF) and New Markets Tax Credits as well as special taxing districts to provide resources for projects that would otherwise not be able to proceed. These include multi-use developments, community facilities, industrial expansions, retail centers in underserved areas, affordable housing, and historic properties. Importantly, the firm often works on the public side of these transactions, helping establish a fair and appropriate structure in the public interest. SB Friedman is a registered Municipal Advisor able to advise in the inclusion of public securities (bonds, notes) in complex multi-layered transactions. In the past 12 years, the firm has played a significant advisory or analytical role for over $3.5 billion of public funds in $11.0 billion of transactions.