Mr. Stephen Wahlstrom, Senior Advisor to Kosmont Companies and owner and principal of Wahlstrom & Associates, has led and/or completed more than 150 consulting assignments for government agencies, economic development organizations, foundations, businesses, and private investors in California, and 15 other western states since the start of his career in the 1980s.

Mr. Wahlstrom is a recognized expert in economic development planning, impact analysis and the delivery of advisory services for proposed real estate and housing development projects. He has designed models to determine the potential to develop new commercial retail, industrial and business park facilities, as well as the demand for housing by type and size of unit. His work has earned awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) and the California Department of Tourism.

Mr. Wahlstrom holds a Master of City Planning degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of City and Regional Planning and a BA in Economics from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.