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Technical Assistance

MassDevelopment works with municipal officials, planners, local stakeholders, and others to provide technical assistance that uses creative solutions and clear action steps to address site-specific and district-wide economic development challenges. Through MassDevelopment’s in-house expertise and contracts with “house doctor” consultants, our real estate services team can help municipalities and other public entities address their planning and development projects quickly and efficiently.

Real Estate Services Call for Proposals

MassDevelopment held a call for proposals for our real estate technical assistance services. In our current call for proposals, we are offering the following technical assistance opportunities:

  • Master Planning and Visioning for Sites and/or Districts
  • Market Feasibility and Financial Analysis
  • Surplus Property Reuse and/or Activation Assistance
  • Coordination of Developer Tours
  • Regional Economic Development Planning
  • RFP/Q Development and Process Management

The deadline to submit proposals has passed. MassDevelopment will respond to submissions by February 2018.

For more information, contact:

Amanda Chisholm
Vice President, Real Estate Services
Direct: 617-330-2073

MassDevelopment also provides technical assistance through two separate application processes:

MassDevelopment also sponsors Urban Land Institute Technical Assistance Panels in cities and towns across the Commonwealth.

See how our real estate services have made a difference.

TA Connect

TA Connect is a collaborative effort that brings together expertise across agencies to help Massachusetts cities and towns address their most pressing planning and development needs. The initiative coordinates service delivery, fosters cooperation, and helps municipalities identify and leverage resources to stimulate growth.

Program Resources

Coordinated Networks

  • TA Connect links current and future planning and development efforts to reduce redundancy and ensures municipalities are linked to the proper resources to meet their needs in a timely manner.

Education & Capacity Building

  • TA Connect workshops, webinars, and other small group sessions provide a forum to discuss common challenges and allow consultants to deliver thoughtful solutions on-demand.
  • Online Resource Library (coming soon) provides centralized knowledge about best practices and implementation strategies, as well as information about upcoming events and grant opportunities.

Direct Tactical Assistance

  • Referral service engages appropriate assistance and funding providers.
  • Individualized feedback from teams of experts to identify easily-implemented, low-cost interventions.
  • Local site visits arranged when applicable.



For more information, contact:

Amanda Maher
Vice President, Real Estate Services
Direct: 617-330-2053