Jacobsen Development Advisors LLC provides broad-based analytic and creative strategies and services to developers, institutions, communities and portfolio managers. JDA specializes in assessing the quantitative and qualitative potential of real estate assets.

With three decades of experience evaluating, entitling and realizing more than $3.5 billion in commercial real estate projects, JDA principals are skilled in developing financing strategies, market assessments and development and tenant formulations related to transit-oriented, retail and mixed-use projects.

Our professionals also excel in re-purposing and repositioning of real estate assets - a critical area of expertise for today's market.

JDA expertly applies proven methodologies that ensure maximum efficiency and effective oversight for budget structure and planning, project conception, problem solving, owner's representation, design services and construction bidding techniques.


At JDA, we combine careful attention to detail with principled and ethical practices. Our clients enjoy a strong competitive advantage from a partnership with advisors who are trustworthy, deeply experienced, highly skilled and steadfastly loyal.

Our principals have a track record of success in implementing complex, large-scale projects in a variety of urban, suburban, domestic and international settings. We apply a unique ability to quickly grasp the "big picture" and keep it in sight throughout every stage of a project. Our collaborative approach - building support among a project's key stakeholders and leveraging industry contacts and knowledge to assemble the right team - have been key to our achievements. In addition, our experience designing and implementing community involvement programs means we can look at a project's potential to help enhance economic development in its immediate and surrounding community.

With JDA, clients get unparalleled commitment. Our passion for our work truly sets us apart, and is the catalyst for creative strategies in the face of project challenges. Our persistence means we move ahead where others might stall. We have real time experience in all areas of development that allows us to identify opportunities and to see the clients solutions from a unique vantage point.