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Meet our team

Ann T. Moroney, AICP

President

Ann is a community and economic development planner with nearly 20 years of experience in finding solutions to challenging community development issues and public funding constraints. Utilizing sound planning principles and optimizing economic development strategies, Ann is committed to helping clients and communities overcome physical, environmental, market obstacles to development. For each client, Ann keeps a critical eye for evaluating alternative or layered economic development strategies and optimizing each project for success.  She is registered with the SEC and the MSRB as a Municipal Advisor. 

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Ralph Kinser

Senior Financial Analyst

Ralph has 20 years experience providing project management and financial analysis services to real estate developers seeking financial assistance at city, state and federal levels. He has prepared TIF redevelopment plans, TIF incremental revenue estimates, and feasibility studies for communities and developers in Midwestern states for designation of TIF redevelopment areas, issuance of TIF-supported municipal bonds, and economic impact analyses of redevelopment projects. Ralph’s experience also includes the preparation of estimates of property and sales tax revenues and identification of redevelopment opportunity sites for communities throughout Illinois. Notable projects included bond feasibility studies for some of the City of Chicago’s largest TIFs—including the Near South TIF and the Central Loop TIF.

 

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Robert Kunze

Project Director

Bob has 31 years of professional experience with the City of Chicago: 20 years in the planning, development, and implementation of transportation projects and 11 years in urban economic development, focusing on the financing of redevelopment projects. Highlights include a major role in the planning and design of the Southwest Rapid Transit (Orange) Line, oversight of infrastructure improvements for the Cityfront Center Real Estate Development, oversight of various improvements to the Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge, and a lead role in the planning, design, and funding of a downtown light rail transit project.

 

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Lisa Gutierrez

Project Researcher

Lisa has over 10 years of experience in private sector real estate development.  She has extensive experience in real estate project management, property management, accounting, budgeting, marketing and construction loan draws and management including the preparation of detailed and comprehensive Sworn Owner’s Statements (SOS), compiling and organizing complete draw packages for the lender and title company and coordinating between the parties to ensure timely draw  payouts. Prior to joining JRG, Lisa worked with a real estate development firm specializing in retail shopping center development and property management and consulting. As part of the JRG team, Lisa manages TIF compliance and monitoring as well as project cost review and reconciliation for both public and private sector recipients of TIF assistance. 

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