Consulting

Monroe has managed consulting assignments ranging from development strategy and commercial workouts to environmental remediation. He has engaged in large scale consulting, as an advisor to both Detroit and Los Angeles, facilitating their receipt of billion dollar Empowerment Zone grants from the federal government. He is experienced in interpreting codes and ordinances, and has obtained many “no further action” and compliance letters. At Northwood Commons in Safety Harbor, Florida, he took a difficult SWFWMD enforcement action on a drainage area and converted it to a “full compliance” condition, avoiding large fines. He then helped convert such area to a wild bird habitat which has become a draw for the property. He negotiated a variance to increase the height of the center’s main pylon sign, which allowed a 50% increase in the pylon’s allowable signage. Additionally, he obtained approval for an innovative tenant signage program to facilitate the leasing of the center’s primary office building. Monroe’s success in completing consulting assignments, particularly for governmental agencies, stems from his own federal government experience, and his belief in private-public partnerships, versus private-public confrontations.