Space Analytics was founded in 1989 and is the first firm to use network techniques to solve functional and visual problems affecting real estate and building, site and urban design. Early work involved problem properties (many shopping centers) and information-intense workplaces (hi-tech offices and health care). We developed our expert witness activity through access takings. In previous research, we used the shape-network approach to decode the spatial ‘signature’ of famous architects. This has since been applied in major architectural copyright cases.
The main ideas are:
• space is what real estate and building, site and urban design have in common;
• spatial and related visual patterns have latent behavioral and cultural constraints;
• when these patterns combine with non-rational human behaviors, serious decision and judgment errors are more likely;
• by quantifying and measuring spatial/visual patterns, many decision and judgment errors can be solved.
Dr. Brown combines real-world expertise, solid academic credentials and innovative and critical thought. One of the first to develop and use network methods to analyze buildings and places, he has lectured widely and published dozens of scientific articles and critical reviews. He testified on Court TV and was interviewed on Public Radio’s Marketplace program. He received a Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute Leadership Award, received two American Real Estate Society best manuscript prizes and wrote a column for the Denver Business Journal for almost 10 years.
Dr. Brown’s public speaking engagements in the united States, Europe and the Middle East provide critical insights on architecture and real estate that go beyond reciting the conventional wisdom.
His qualifications include: BS, University of Illinois, Urbana; MBA, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School; MSc (Architecture) (thesis distinction), University College London; Doctor of Technology (higher doctorate), University of Ulster. He is a Fellow of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).
Dr. Brown is Adjunct Professor with Homburg Academy, the first global, interdisciplinary real estate educational institution in the world. He was recently an Urban Land Institute Academic Fellow and ALDAR Dean and Academic Dean of Business and IT at the Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Before this, he was Head of the Real Estate Management and Development Group, Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands, one of the largest graduate real estate programs in Europe. He previously was a director of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Colorado, manager of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s Chicago office and a Cass Gilbert Visiting Lecturer at the University of Minnesota, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in 1998. In the early 1980s, he was a professor of architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, Arizona State University and the University of Colorado and Visiting Science and Engineering Research Council Fellow at the University of London.
As a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Dr. Brown supports and and adheres to RICS’ global framework for professional and ethical standards. There are five standards. All members must demonstrate that they:
• Act with integrity
• Always provide a high standard of service • Act in a way that promotes trust in the profession
• Treat others with respect
• Take responsibility
Our clients include large and small law firms, architecture firms, developers, asset managers, real estate consultants, non-profits and major manufacturers with cases and projects in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Texas, and Wyoming.