Unique Processes

Our professionals have developed a number of Unique Processes that can only be found at Launch. These include:

The End-to-End Advantage

Working with investors/developers/builders we  provide our experience and insight  to plan, entitle, and establish financing mechanisms for their development projects. We then assist in the issuance of special taxing districts  bonds to construct and/or acquire  public infrastructure associated with the project. If necessary, we can even administer the special taxing districts while our clients control the district board.

The Development Finance Diagnostic

An extensive review of  development and financing entitlements as well as a critique of existing or proposed financing structures  in order to make suggestions for the creation of developer flexibility focused on  accelerating  cashflow and maximizing financial returns.

The Value Enhancer

An in depth review of the land use plan, entitlements and financing mechanisms with our sales and financing teams to ensure that the land use plan, lot layouts and financing mechanisms will allow for the maximization of value.

The Assessed Valuation Expander

Process by which we work with the county assessor’s office  to ensure that home sales are being properly recorded on the tax rolls so as to accelerate the growth of the development project’s assessed valuation thereby allowing larger more frequent general obligation bond issuances.

The DIFscovery Process

A proven process developed to review and evaluate development impact fee (“DIF”) studies prepared by jurisdictional consultants. The DIF studies are reviewed for fairness, equity, and compliance with industry standards and  statutory requirements.  Since we began keeping score, our DIFscovery Process has lead to an average 22% reduction in the DIFs we have reviewed on behalf of our private sector clients.

The Reimbursement Diagnostic Review

A review of entitlement documents, legal agreements, budgets and accounting records to determine that companies are collecting reimbursements for public improvements for which they are entitled. To date this process has lead the identification and collection of  $133 million  for 33 national and regional home builders.

The Litigation Support Advantage

Provide litigation support,  analysis, reports and/or expert witness testimony in matters of surrounding public infrastructure,  development impact fees, public finance and municipal judgements.

The Legislative Game Plan

Working with development industry representatives, we prepare legislation favorable to the establishment of the flexible, useful  public infrastructure financing vehicles and lobby for their adoption. To date we have been successful in the passage of legislation in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas.

The District Management System

Provide special district management services including public hearing notices, public hearings, minutes, budgets,  billing, and collection  services related to special district ad valorem and/or special assessment payments.

The One Stop Solution

The planning, implementation, and administration of special taxing districts. Including the establishment of the district, public bidding and/or compliance with prevailing wage requirements, the issuance of bonds and the processing of construction draws and/or reimbursement binders for payment by the district.

The ProForma Edge

Financial analysis illustrating the financial impacts of various special district financing structures on a project’s financial returns.

The Reimbursement Accelerator

Prepare, process and track reimbursement requests in order to accelerate the receipt of reimbursable costs into the project’s cash flow.

The Fiscal Impact Maximizer

Provides detailed estimates of  a development project’s financial and economic impact on a jurisdiction’s general fund utilizing the jurisdiction’s existing levels of service and actual operating results from the jurisdiction’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. This analysis is typically done as part of the entitlement process if jurisdictional representatives are concerned that a development project may have a negative impact on their general fund.

The Permit Verifier

Don’t be surprised at the permit window again. The Permit Verifier calculates  the total fee to be paid when pulling a builder permit, including but not limited to all municipal fees, development impact fees and special district fees.