Incentive Negotiations

DAI uses an effective and non-adversarial negotiating approach by working with state and local governments to ensure all incentives are identified and maximized.

Site Selection/Real Estate Brokerage

DAI can identify viable and cost effective site, building and lease options within the identified search area for the project.

Location Analysis

Development Advisors can prepare an analysis report for each finalist site to assist Client in the decision making process.

Development Advisors

Founded in 1996, Development Advisors applies its expertise in site selection and incentive negotiations to increase project return on investment and internal rate of return for manufacturing, distribution, office, and real estate development projects. Since its founding, DAI has negotiated incentive packages on projects representing over $9 billion in capital investment and 7,500 jobs in 42 states.


Our Four-Step Process Is The Framework For Your Confidential Location Solution


Establish Project Scope


Site Selection & Incentive Analysis


Maximize Incentives Through Negotiation



Our Approach

CEOs and CFOs recognize they are not experts in location analysis and that their companies do not maximize incentives associated with new or routine capital investments. Our highly skilled team of former public officials and senior business executives has worked with clients throughout the United States on engagements ranging from $2 million to $1 billion in capital investment. Our diverse industry sector knowledge, subject matter expertise, and market understanding––combined with our background in the public sector––consistently add value to your capital investment decisions.


“EQT Corporation has a positive impression of Development Advisors. They are easy and flexible to work with, listen well to client concerns or approaches, were tenacious yet judicious in pursuing potential site selection and associated economic development incentives, and overall were a good advocate for EQT Corporation. We would not hesitate to consider their services again or to recommend them.”

Thomas A. Slowey/ Manager of Corporate Tax Planning EQT Corporation