Mr. Archie Davenport, a Vice President with Kosmont Companies, focuses primarily on assisting local government clients with their economic development goals through real estate strategies, economic and financial analysis, redevelopment dissolution services, campaigns, and government affairs strategies. Through these experiences Mr. Davenport brings a wealth of understanding of business development to municipalities and is skilled at forming and maintaining working relationships with key decision makers and elected officials.
Prior to joining Kosmont Companies, Mr. Davenport worked in business development and as a project analyst for a real estate investment, development and brokerage firm. He consulted with various cities, school districts and water districts on matters of project feasibility studies, economic/demographic modeling as well as community outreach.
Mr. Davenport has consulted with numerous cities with an emphasis on coordinating workshops with economic development committees and city council study sessions to achieve a city’s desired economic goals through the following:
- discovering and coalescing desired economic development districts/projects,
- analysis and portrayal of community benefits of projects, and
- balancing these objectives with economic realities, based on feedback from committees.
- formulating and communicating economic tools/strategies and funding sources, and
- implementation plans for achieving a city’s economic development goals.
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Mr. Davenport is active in the rehabilitation of communities in North East Los Angeles and in many municipal organizations and conferences including; Independent Cities Association, California Contract Cities Association and the League of California Cities. He has previously served as a board member for Cal State L.A. Federal Credit Union.
Mr. Davenport holds a bachelor’s degree in Integrated Economics and Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.