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We are in the business of information. Using cutting-edge technology and common sense, Carter-Hazel & Associates remains ahead of the competition in Urban Predictive Analytics.

We don’t rely on AVMs (Automated Valuation Models) or rumor control to gauge the local real estate market but rather detailed analysis of multiple data sources including the Atlanta Business Journal, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, building permits, U. S. Census Bureau, U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, the U. S. Department of Transportation, to name a few.

Atlanta Business Journal’s Crane Watch tracks Atlanta-area construction projects, details, costs, timelines, and developers involved.

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers frequently posts civil engineering projects including dams and reservoirs. Reservoirs created by dams not only suppress floods but also provide water for activities such as irrigation, human consumption, industrial use, aquaculture, and navigability.
Hydropower is used in conjunction with dams to generate electricity. A dam can also be used to collect water or for storage of water which can be evenly distributed between locations. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water, while other structures such as floodgates
or levees (Also known as dikes) are used to manage or prevent water flow into specific regions. The construction of dams and reservoirs also create the potential for lake communities.

The number of building permit applications and issuances can offer insight into projected growth patterns for a given community. The U. S. Census Bureau is a good resource for monitoring population and job trends.

The U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development frequently posts information concerning community grants including community block grants.

The U. S. Department of Transportation frequently posts pipeline road construction projects along with proposed or estimated dates for right-of-way acquisition.

By routinely monitoring multiple public and private data sources, Carter-Hazel & Associates is able to satisfy investor requirements for Needs Analysis and SWOT Analysis.