Press Release

Economist Alan Nevin Appointed as Director of the Gafcon Economic Consulting Group


Nevin Will Provide Valuable Insights and Analysis of Development Projects to Assist the Firm’s Clients with Projections and Financing

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. (March 24, 2023) – Gafcon, Inc. has appointed Alan Nevin as the firm’s Director of the Economic Consulting Group, marking a new in-house capability. With more than 35 years in practice, Nevin has an extensive background in real estate economics, appraisal, lending and market analysis.  

“Alan Nevin has an impressive reputation in the field of land economics and has built his career on providing rigorous economic analysis that informs major projects in multiple industries,” said Gafcon Co-CEO Bryan Benso, who shares leadership of the firm with Co-CEO Robin Duveen. “We are delighted to welcome Alan Nevin to Gafcon, where his expertise in real estate economics, market trends and development will translate into value for our owner-clients as they pursue complex projects in a changing market.”

Nevin is the co-founder of four firms that bought, built, rehabbed and operated more than three dozen residential and commercial projects in San Diego County, valued in excess of $250 million. He serves the development investment, legal and public agency communities with a broad range of services, including residential and commercial real estate valuations, economic damage analysis and diminution of value and market and financial analyses of real estate developments.

“My relationship with Gafcon goes back decades and I have been an integral part of several projects over the years, and this partnership is an opportunity to deepen that relationship and take our collaboration to the next level,” Nevin said. “It will be a pleasure to work on an ongoing basis with one of the nation’s most respected teams in consulting management.”

In addition to his role at Gafcon, Nevin will continue his consulting practice and will continue to fulfill his role as an advisor on various projects throughout the U.S. He has previously served as Director of Economic Research for Vertex, a Boston-based consulting firm, Principal at London Moeder Real Estate Advisors, Director of Research for 14 years with MarketPointe Realty Advisors, Director of Real Estate Research for HomeFed Bank and was President of ConAm Securities, a subsidiary of ConAm Management Company. He also served as Chief Economist for the California Building Industry Association.

Nevin holds a Master of Arts degree in Statistics and Research from Stanford University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate Economics from American University in Washington, D.C.  He is a past president of the San Diego chapter of Lambda Alpha International, an international honorary land economics society, and was named an “International Fellow” of that organization in 2018.

Gafcon, Inc. provides comprehensive services in program and project management, construction, and development. The company’s techniques and methodology were developed as a response to increasing client demand for more effective controls, focusing on controlling cost, time and quality. Gafcon’s diverse portfolio includes projects from the educational, public works, governmental, commercial, and residential sectors. As an award-winning firm, Gafcon has been recognized in Engineering News-Record's Top 50 Program Management and Top 100 Construction Management Firm lists. Learn more at

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