"Joanne has been a delight to have on our professional team. First, she is incredibly insightful. Second, she knows her profession; she is extraordinarily competent. Third, she is a team player, no runaway ego, just solid thinking and advice."

~ Timothy Tosta, Attorney, Steefel, Levitt & Weiss

Brion & Associates

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and serving all of California, Brion & Associates is a private consulting firm that offers both broad knowledge of and considerable experience in all facets of urban planning and economics. We believe in being flexible, balanced and strategic in our work.


We approach each situation free of preconceptions and with a clear awareness; every assignment and set of circumstances is unique. We weigh all available information that could impact the project; examining every aspect of the situation and speaking with all parties involved to tailor a solution specific to the assignment.


Brion & Associates excels at mediating seemingly intractable situations by employing careful listening and skillful consensus building to create a satisfactory outcome for everyone concerned. Our ultimate goal: the development of sound policy solutions that balance private sector economics with public sector policy benefits and concerns.


Our deep understanding of community dynamics, based on more than 20 years of experience in urban economics, helps our clients navigate the often complicated path of development and the entitlement process. We provide strategic advice and guidance on broad issues of economics and politics, offering a unique and experienced perspective from the very start.

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