PDS Consulting, Research and Advisory Services

PDS provides business, real estate, and financial advisory services to corporate, institutional and non-profit organizations and investment funds. We bring expertise in strategic planning, financial modeling and business analytics, informed by our real world experience.  Having been organizational leaders with responsibility for executing strategic plans, we know the importance of consulting work that is simultaneously smart and operationally practical. 

Many corporate and non-profit leaders find real estate a constant distraction because of its capital-intensity and its perceived permanence.  Contemplating satellite office or headquarters relocations, digging into lease vs purchase decisions, and weighing alternative financing options for acquisitions are just some of the projects that consume precious leadership time and resources. 

Like any corporate asset, real estate needs to be managed to support the larger mission and business model of the organization.  PDS ensures real estate plans are designed to complement the larger business plan and neutralize real estate as a leadership “distraction.” We demystify the perceived complexity around corporate real estate, working with leadership, staff, and boards, using solid data and coherent strategy as well as a deep understanding of how organizational culture impacts real estate needs and decision-making.

We have completed strategic plans, research reports and investment and development assignments for a range of clients, including:

New York City Economic Development Corporation

National Grid

Hartford Regional Growth Council

Condé Nast

Urban Justice Center

Harlem Commonwealth Counsel

New York City Partnership

SFT Financial Consulting Group

JKS Printing Corp

Bard College

Staten Island Economic Development Corporation

Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts

Empire State Development Corporation

DOF Investment Fund CDFI