Author: Tiffanie Reynolds

How to weather fluctuations in building permit revenue

Economic fluctuations make it difficult for governments to break even on the cost of providing building permits, which is required in most states. Rates are based on anticipated demand, which is difficult to predict. Boom-and-bust cycles often result in either too much or too little revenue. A surplus may lead to legal trouble, while aMore

Andrew Loke joins the Financial Solutions Practice in Sacramento

Andrew Loke has joined MGT Consulting Group’s Financial Solutions practice as an Analyst in its Sacramento, California office. Loke will work with MGT’s public clients to guide them through cost allocation plans, user fee studies, assist on performance audits, and other general management and cost consulting projects. Loke joins the team most recently from theMore

Marketing Technology – Five ways to get started

In an overwhelming sea of marketing platforms, one must choose new marketing technology (MarTech) wisely according to organization size, marketing goals, and leadership expectations. Two decades ago, MarTech was as simple as published media contact lists or basic database systems that captured client and project information, but little else. In recent years, things have changed,More

Spike in government cyber attacks calls for a “cyber transformation”

Cyber Transformation The news articles are coming in on an almost daily basis… 2019 is set to be a record year for cyber breaches… Municipalities across the country, and the public sector in general, are suffering large scale cyber-attacks resulting in massive disruption to city operations, millions of dollars in losses, and the personal dataMore

Michael van Hamel and Kasey Price join MGT’s Education Practice

Michael A. van Hamel, PhD, UIA, ALEP has joined MGT Consulting Group’s (MGT) Education Practice as Director of PK20 Facilities. Dr. van Hamel will provide leadership and management to execute diverse, high-stakes education engagements for our clients across the country. He brings three decades of experience in programming, planning, and architectural facility design. He specializesMore

Short-term rentals: Three questions a city/county should answer to benefit from this market

BACKGROUND Short-term rentals (STRs) are a phenomenon of today’s “shared economy” – a world in which technology advancements have upended traditional business models. Since 2011, the number of STR properties listed on the top four websites (e.g., Airbnb, VRBO) has exploded from about 900,000 to 8 million, an increase of almost 800%. With dramatic increaseMore

MGT Acquires Fiscal Choice, a Financial Consulting Firm

National business and management consulting firm MGT Consulting Group has acquired Fiscal Choice Consulting, a Chicago, Illinois-based financial consulting and operational performance solutions firm with a national footprint.  This acquisition will strengthen MGT’s financial and operations capabilities nationally, particularly in the US East. MGT Consulting CEO and Chairman, A. Trey Traviesa says of the acquisition,More

Karinda Barrett, Ph.D. joins MGT’s Higher Education team as senior consultant

Karinda Barrett, PhD has joined MGT Consulting Group’s Higher Education team as a Senior Consultant. Barrett will support the group in guiding public and private education clients through strategic planning, academic program assessments and improvement plans, economic and socio-economic impact studies, master planning, needs assessments, and feasibility studies. Barrett brings more than twenty-five years ofMore