ongoing analysis and research on the washington, dc real estate market

Since 2014, SIA has compiled, organized and analyzed data on the District of Columbia’s real estate projects, affordable housing projects and business grants to assess economic and fiscal impacts as well as the return on investment of the District’s public and private sector initiatives. In addition, SIA established benchmarks for measuring progress toward the District’s established goals and ranked competing projects against those benchmarks. Research and analysis served to enhance the District’s comprehension of the real estate market in Washington, D.C. and surrounding jurisdictions in order to make data-driven decisions relative to future development.


dc film office analysis

SIA is providing ongoing analysis of the economic impact of the District's film projects.


analysis of economic and fiscal impacts of proposed development projects in virginia and maryland

In October 2015, West Rosslyn Development Company contracted SIA to provide an analysis of the economic and fiscal impacts associated with development projects in Arlington County. SIA measured direct, indirect and total economic/fiscal benefits of four broad activity areas within each proposed development project: 1) Commercial/Resident Construction; 2) Commercial/Industrial Activities; 3) New In-Migrant Resident Activities; and 4) Tourism/Visitor Activities.

SIA also conducted an analysis of the economic impact of the proposed Suitland Town Center.


analysis of new daily international flights in virginia

In October 2015, SIA was contracted by the Virginia Tourism Corporation to perform an analysis of the economic and fiscal impacts associated with proposed new non-stop daily flights to Lima, New Delhi and Tel Aviv to and from Washington Dulles International Airport. SIA measured economic and fiscal impacts as well as the return on public sector investment associated with 3-year, 5-year, 10-year and 30-year discount periods for each route individually and for the three routes combined. SIA also measured the public investment break-even period corresponding to each route and all three combined.


spectrum management in the u.s.

In 2010, SIA team members supported Sprint and the Federal Communications Commission in rebanding public safety entities in the 800 MHz. This involved conducting spectrum-based economic valuations and interference analysis, promoting next generation mobile innovations both for more efficient use of bandwidth, as well as generating exponentially more traffic. Telecom regulators seek to optimize management of spectrum assets and encourage more efficient spectrum allocations.


broadband and rural mobile data access in the u.s.

In 2009, through a contract with Booz Allen Hamilton, SIA team members advised the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) on the expansion of broadband access to rural underserved communities in the United States. SIA reviewed and assessed the technical and financial viability of applications in the 700 MHz band and in the context of LTE deployments. Analysis included a mapping of user requirements and system demand against proposed architectures.