Staff, Senior Advisors & Thought Leaders

Spatial Data Science Conference

November 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Spatial Data Science Conference

On October 18 and 19, an ESI cohort attended the Spatial Data Science Conference in New York City. Here, they learned about new techniques for and applications of spatial data science. The first day of the conference consisted of 11 workshops with industry specialists. Day 2, which was the main conference, had 20 short presentations […]

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Saul Behar

September 26, 2023 / Comments Off on Saul Behar

Saul Behar is a senior executive and strategic advisor with deep cross-functional expertise in legal, real estate, fundraising, external relations, and corporate governance matters, and with a passion for tech- based economic development and inclusive growth. Most recently, Saul served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at the University City Science Center […]

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Karine Blanc

September 26, 2023 / Comments Off on Karine Blanc

Karine Blanc is an experienced real estate executive and thought leader focused on building stronger, more inclusive communities. She is founder and CEO of Avenue Fouchard Advisors, a real estate development advisory firm based in Philadelphia. Her areas of expertise include real estate development, capital markets, housing, and social impact. Ms. Blanc currently serves on […]

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ESI Welcomes New Staff to the Firm

September 26, 2023 / Comments Off on ESI Welcomes New Staff to the Firm

ESI is excited to introduce our newest additions to the firm. We look forward to working with each of these individuals and appreciate the unique skills they bring to the team! Anjana Balaji is an analyst. She earned her Master’s in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University in 2023 and earned her Bachelor’s in economics […]

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N.K. Ezeobele

September 14, 2023 / Comments Off on N.K. Ezeobele

Odinaka (N.K.) Ezeobele is a director at Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI). She is passionate about building cross-sector partnerships to enable clients to make sound investment decisions with sustainable outcomes. N.K. applies strategic and systems thinking to help teams understand the market context, ensuring design solutions are market-ready, financially viable, and sustainable. Before joining the firm, […]

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The Exit Interview: Final Thoughts from our Summer 2023 Interns

August 25, 2023 / Comments Off on The Exit Interview: Final Thoughts from our Summer 2023 Interns

As the summer winds down, ESI must say goodbye to our skilled and diligent Summer interns. Before they depart, whether back to school or for other career opportunities, we sat down with several of them to discuss their time with the firm, reflect on their experience, and offer final thoughts on what was learned. Below […]

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