PHILADELPHIA, PA – Gina Lavery has been named Vice President and Associate Principal at Econsult Solutions, Inc (ESI). Ms. Lavery joined ESI in 2017 as an Associate Director and was quickly promoted to Director. Her practice areas include economic development, real estate analysis and market studies, and transportation planning.
“Gina has been rising star at ESI since the day she joined. We are delighted that Gina has accepted our offer to become a shareholder in the firm. Gina’s energy and insight will help lead ESI through today’s challenging times to a brighter future.”
– Dick Voith, President & Principal
Ms. Lavery had led a range of projects for ESI, primarily focused on urban planning, real estate, transportation, higher education, and public policy—particularly where these areas intersect with economic development. This work has included developing economic and fiscal impact studies to support major development projects, providing advisory services on incentive programs and public financing for private and public sectors clients across the US, and supplying market insights for clients making real estate decisions.
Prior to joining ESI, Ms. Lavery was a research analyst for Jones Lang LaSalle, where she was responsible for market research and analysis within the Greater Philadelphia commercial real estate market. From 2009-2016, Ms. Lavery worked at the University of Pennsylvania, in various roles within the Office of Government and Community Affairs. At Penn, she monitored legislative and policy developments within city government and implemented a strategic communications and outreach plan to advocate for the University’s interests with local government officials and to find opportunities to communicate its economic and social impact in the region.
Ms. Lavery received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and European History from the University of Pennsylvania and earned her Masters in City and Regional Planning from Penn’s Weitzman School of Design. With a concentration in Smart Cities, her studies focused on leveraging data and statistical modeling techniques to design better cities. A native of Philadelphia, Gina is actively engaged in a number of organizations including ULI Philadelphia, CREW, and LAI, and the Community Design Collaborative.
“My work at ESI has provided me the opportunity to advise clients that want to grow and improve our cities, communities, and the built environment. In this new role, I look forward to leading our excellent staff and further advancing our practice in these areas.”
– Gina Lavery, Vice President & Associate Principal