Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
Courtney Haff, AICP, Ph.D, is President of Haff Associates.
It is an economic development, conservation finance and land planning firm established in 1996, and based in Massachusetts since 2004. He has 35 years of experience in land conservation finance and development services on a local, national and international scale.
He specializes in the provision of conservation finance, historic preservation and land planning services, including:
· Development services, site and market analysis for senior and affordable housing, transit-oriented development, large scale resort and entertainment projects, health care and educational facilities and the reuse of urban land;
· Public finance and corporate finance as an investment banker and financial advisor to cities, states and public authorities and private not-for profit educational institutions, affordable housing, health care and cultural facilities, special districts and private corporations throughout the United States; and
· Open space planning and land stewardship services.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, holding the AICP designation and the National Federation of Municipal Analysts.
He holds an MPA and Ph.D. from New York University Wagner School of Public Service in Housing and Land Economics and Public Finance, a B.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon, and was a special student at the Architectural Association, Graduate School of Planning in London, England.
He taught Physical Geography as a Adjunct Professor at Westfield State University. He has also taught several courses at New York University as an adjunct faculty member of the Wagner School of Public Service on fiscal aspect of planning, and computer applications as well as a collaborative course on land policy at Williams College.
He specializes in providing conservation finance and open space planning services utilizing MA Community Preservation Act surcharges to make debt service payments on general obligation bonds, user fee and real estate-based financings utilizing special assessment, tax increment, land value capture methodologies, low income and historic tax credits and impact fee arrangements and capital facilities planning.
He has been a senior vice-president and manager of the investment banking department of WR Lazard; vice-president of American Muncipal Bond Insurance Corporation and Equitable Real Estate Investment Management Group; Director of New York City's Office of Appraisal Research and a senior analysts at Abt Associates, Inc. specializing in property tax policy studies.
He has developed geographic information systems development specifications and urban land valuation modeling for the City of New York and the State of Hawaii, as well as private owners, and has undertaken urban land policy studies for major cities throughout the United States and internationally.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
P.O. Box 401
Northampton, MA 01061
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