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City Manager Newsletter by Trackdown
April 2013 Special Edition

Dear Reader,

With this distribution letter you will find a link to the Special April, 2013 issue of the City Manager Newsletter by Trackdown. This issue features a list of those who serve in California cities that have the name “Frank.” The featured Sponsor for this issue is Larry Kosmont and the Kosmont Companies. Please note that this issue and all past issues of the newsletter are available on the Trackdown Management Services web site:

On Page 11 of this Special April, 2013 issue is an information page about the Kosmont Companies. Founded in 1986, Kosmont Companies has become a nationally recognized expert in economic development and real estate development projects involving government and private sector partnerships. Larry Kosmont has been working on the issue of getting
Californians back to work and returning “tax increment” financing through AB 690, The California JOBS Act. Parenthetically, Larry was the 1980 John Nail Award winner. Please visit the Kosmont Companies web page at:


Kosmont Companies, a Certified Minority BusinessEnterprise (MBE), is a development services firm offering a full range of real estate and economic advisory, brokerage, project finance, investment, and planning services for both the public and private sectors.

Founded in 1986, Kosmont Companies has become a nationally recognized expert in economic development and real estate development projects involving government and private sector partnerships.

Whether the objective is getting a project entitled and approved, financed, developed, leased or sold, or if the goal is to generate new tax revenues, jobs or business opportunities, Kosmont Companies ensures success. Our diverse and uniquely qualified development services team provides the depth and expertise required to help clients conceptualize, structure and implement projects of all product types, sizes and complexities.

From the earliest planning and feasibility stages and throughout project development, Kosmont Companies effectively guides clients through intricate transaction and policy issues to create viable economic development strategies, achieve redevelopment/revitalization goals, and produce real estate projects and public asset management solutions.

Kosmont recognizes the powerful social and economic benefits of community development and redevelopment, and the firm is committed to bringing public, private, and non-profit organizations together in meaningful real estate transactions that help communities flourish.

Larry J. Kosmont, CRE®, is the Founder, President and CEO of Kosmont Companies. He is also Managing Partner of Renaissance Community Fund, which invests and develops mixed use, residential and commercial projects throughout California.

From 1975 to 1986, Larry served as City Manager, Director of Community Development, and Redevelopment Director in the cities of Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Bell Gardens, and Burbank. He served as President of the Southeast Los Angeles County City Managers’ Group (SELAC, currently Gateway Area Manager Group) for two consecutive years.

In 1995, Larry conceived of and created the Kosmont-Rose Institute “Cost of Doing Business Survey”,which is now recognized as the industry standard for comparing city taxes and economic incentives. The Survey covers 400 cities in all 50 states, and is published annually by California’s Claremont-McKenna College.

Others on the Kosmont team include: Partner & Senior Vice President. Susan Perry, Esq.; Senior Vice President C. WIl Soholt; Kenneth K. Hira; Ryan Aubry, LEED; Joseph Dieguez; Matt Goulet; Daniel B. Cromwell, CCIM; Mark Perscio, AICP; Mark Hughes; Nicole Miyoshi; Former City Manager Stephen G. Harding, who serves on the faculty of the University of La Verne and as City Manager in Jurupa Valley; and John Molloy. Kosmont Companies is a leader in negotiating residential, retail, mixed use, hospitality, office and industrial projects that have revitalized hundreds of communities and neighborhoods. With more than a quarter century of advisory services to the public sector,

Kosmont Companies is the most capable consulting firm in California to design and implement a sustainable economic development strategy. We have assisted hundreds of public agencies in their quest to retain jobs, attract & retain business, modify zoning approaches, draft General Plan and Specific Plan conditions, and to structure tax and incentive plans that target meaningful private investment.

Call Kosmont Companies to discuss potential economic development strategies.
Kosmont Companies, 865 South Figueroa Street, Suite 3500, Los Angeles, California 90017
Telephone: 213-417-3300 Fax: 213-417-3311