Reinventing Your City

RMA Creates Successful Cities. From aspiration to reality, our team of award-winning experts will help you reimagine, redefine and reinvent your community.

Our Mission

To be the most sought after industry leaders in urban growth and development. We will accomplish this with our team of passionate visionaries who will inspire communities to reach their full potential.

Our Story

Formed in 2009, Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) is the most experienced full-service consulting and management firm in the state of Florida specializing in revitalizing core areas and corridors for cities, counties, and special districts nationwide. RMA brings together a phenomenal team of redevelopment experts passionate about building better communities.

Our “In-house” team consists of a wide variety of skill sets that together, produce results that are unmatched by a single purpose firm. We have architects, urban designers, planners, economic developers, real estate and marketing professionals, and financial analysts. Cities need all of those professionals to create a successful redevelopment platform.

Why Us?

In 2009, Kim and Chris recognized that all too often cities try but can’t get redevelopment efforts off the ground. They draft plans that either sit on shelves or don’t produce the results promised by their consultants. We truly believe the goal of redeveloping an area will only succeed if a consulting firm can accurately identify what is inhibiting a city’s growth. After more than 50 years of combined experience in the redevelopment arena, we are able to do just that.

The RMA approach includes a far more in-depth analysis and strategy necessary to change a downtown, a neighborhood, or a tired corridor into a thriving area that attracts businesses and private investment. We don’t just draft plans, we implement them. Our careers started off in the field, writing then implementing redevelopment plans and living the day-to-day struggle of creating change. We truly do know what works and what doesn’t.

Even our logo reflects this approach. The shape is a reference to the city of Firenze, (Florence) in Italy. If you look at their town grid, and the waterways, bridges and neighborhoods, you will see an intricate balance of street networks and buildings combining old and new, people and places. This connection is what makes this beautiful European city function so well. The solid black version of our logo is the combination of all the professional disciplines needed to devise a complete redevelopment strategy. The colored versions represent each professional department needed to make the team function together as a whole.

Our clients can feel the passion in our team members because when they are at work, they know they are impacting many lives in a positive way. There is nothing more rewarding than helping a business open its doors, or seeing a city commissioner or mayor succeed at building a better life for their citizens.

Our Team

RMA is the most experienced full service consulting and management firm in the state of Florida specializing in repositioning and redeveloping areas for cities, counties, and special districts nationwide.

Principals

Kim Briesemeister

Principal
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ChrisBrown

Chris Brown

Principal/Real Estate Broker
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Department Directors

Kevin-Crowder

Kevin Crowder

Director of Economic Development
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Natasha-Alfonso-Ahmed

Natasha
Alfonso-Ahmed

Director of Urban Design & Planning
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Sharon West McCormick

Sharon
West McCormick

Director of Business Attraction & Marketing
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Real Estate Professionals

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Consulting Professionals

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Our Clients – Current and Previous

Alachua, Florida
Cape Coral, Florida
Coral Springs, Florida
Dania Beach, Florida
Davie, Florida
Delray Beach, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Hillsboro Beach, Florida
Lake Park, Florida
Lauderhill, Florida
Lauderdale-by-The-Sea, Florida
Margate, Florida
Martin County, Florida
Miami, Florida
Miami Beach, Florida
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Miami Design District, Florida
Miami Shores Village, Florida
Mount Dora, Florida
Naples, Florida
North Miami, Florida
North Miami Beach, Florida
North Port, Florida
Oakland Park, Florida
Oviedo, Florida
Palm Bay, Florida
Pinecrest, Florida
Pompano Beach, Florida
South Miami, Florida
Stuart, Florida
Sunrise, Florida
Surfside, Florida
Tavares, Florida
Titusville, Florida
West Columbia, South Carolina
West Palm Beach, Florida
Winter Park, Florida

What Our Clients Are Saying

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“The best thing the Pompano Beach CRA did was to hire RMA to be our Executive Directors and managers, and they have made milestones of progress in such a very short period of time.”

– Mayor Lamar Fisher in an address on October 7, 2010 to the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce

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“Kim’s ability to help the Fort Lauderdale CRA create a vision for redevelopment and then to gather the private partners to execute on that vision was amazing!”

– Alan Hooper, Hooper Construction. Ft. Lauderdale

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“I can say without any hesitation that hiring RMA to help us implement our redevelopment program is without a doubt one of the best decisions that we have made as an agency. I would highly recommend them to any CRA or Municipality that requires expert help in moving their initiatives forward.”

– Jeremy Earle, ASLA AICP, Former Executive Director of Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency

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“Pompano Beach Blvd has surpassed the Wow! factor. I was just there last weekend and parked near the pier and was very impressed by the promenade. And the rapid transformation along Atlantic Blvd is overwhelmingly positive. Leave it to RMA to get things in motion!! The work you all do makes one prouder to live in Pompano Beach.”

– Mark McDonnell, AICP Assistant Director, Planning and Zoning Dept., City of Delray Beach

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“As a Commissioner for the City of Fort Lauderdale, I worked for 20 years with many addressing quality of life issues and bringing change. In that capacity I met and worked with a number of professionals. None were more proficient in bringing that change to life than the association with members of RMA. Many properties were improved and investment made in areas that for years, had neither. The CRA has been and now is, an economic engine for redevelopment in this boundary. CRA’s require expertise different than other forms of government, RMA has that!”

– Carlton Moore (1954-2014), Former City Commissioner, City of Fort Lauderdale

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“RMA is comprised of highly experienced and qualified professionals that are responsive and dedicated. We recommend RMA for their ability to envision, analyze and implement goals.”

– Dennis Beach, Former City Manager, City of Pompano Beach, Florida

Our Awards

RMA is proud to have been recognized with numerous awards in multiple fields. Below are a few highlights:

Management & Administration
2016 FRA; 2015 Annual Report; City of Margate CRA
2016 FRA; Management Programs/Creative Partnerships; Turner School of Construction Management; City of Pompano Beach CRA
2014 FRA; Roy F. Kenzie Award; Creative Organizational Development & Funding; City of Pompano Beach CRA
2013 FRA; Roy F. Kenzie Award; Management Programs and Creative Partnerships; CRA Business Resource Center
2009 FRA; Creative Organizational Development and Funding
2006 Florida League of Cities; City Innovation Showcase
2001 FRA; Roy Kenzie Award; Best New Project; Avenue Lofts; Fort Lauderdale CRA
2000 FRA Roy Kenzie Award; Five-year Finance Plan; City of Fort Lauderdale CRA
1989 International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC) Merit Award; Downtown Redevelopment

Business Attraction & Marketing
2016 FRA; Management Programs/Creative Partnerships; Turner School of Construction Management; City of Pompano Beach CRA
2016 FRA; “Out of the Box” Award; Lot 23 Artist Program; City of West Palm Beach CRA

2016 FFEA (Florida Festivals and Events)
Pompano Beach: Brochure/Invitation Ali Cultural Art Center, Social Media Old Town Untapped, Brochure Invite Old Town Untapped, Pr Media Campaign Green Market, Radio Campaign Ali Cultural Art Center Grand Opening
Dania Beach: Social Media Campaign Arts & Seafood Celebration, PR Media/Campaign Arts & Seafood Celebration, Commercial Poster Arts & Seafood Celebration, Facebook Arts & Seafood Celebration, Sponsor Program Arts & Seafood Celebration, Website Arts & Seafood Celebration, Tickets and Invitations Arts & Seafood Celebration, Website Arts & Seafood Celebration, T-Shirt Arts & Seafood Celebration, Radio Arts & Seafood Celebration
West Palm Beach: Tickets & Invitations The Sunset Jazz Series, Radio West Heart & Soul Fest 2016, Program/Event Guide Heart & Soul Fest 2016,
Margate: Tickets & Invitations Kaye Stevens Statue Dedications, Facebook Margate Under The Moon

2015 FFEA (Florida Festivals and Events)
Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration: Radio Commercial and Program
Margate: Celebrate Margate Poster
Pompano Beach: Green Market Promotional Item, VIP Program and Light Up MLK Photo
West Palm Beach: Art & Wine Promenade Social Media

2014 FFEA (Florida Festivals and Events)
Dania Beach: Arts & Seafood Celebration Commemorative Poster
Pompano Beach: Volunteer Night Out, Light Up MLK Ornament, Passport to Pompano, ArtHall Documentary, ArtHall Community Outreach Program
West Palm Beach: Art & Wine Social Media and Heart & Soul Fest Invitation
Oakland Park: Farm to Chef Social Media

2011 FRA; Roy F. Kenzie Award; Marketing; Dania Beach, FL
2009 FRA; Roy Kenzie Award; Cultural Enhancement; Art & Wine Promenade
2007 ICSC Maxi Award; Branding and Marketing Northwood Village; West Palm Beach CRA
1997 Florida Redevelopment Association (FRA) Roy Kenzie Award; Downtown Hollywood Marketing Program

Urban Design & Planning
2015 FRA; Roy F. Kenzie Award; Outstanding New Building Project; 731 Retail Shoppes
2015 North Miami Beach APA Florida Award of Merit; Comprehensive Plan – Small Jurisdiction category
2014 FRA; Roy F. Kenzie Award; Planning Studies; Downtown Pompano Overlay District
2014; ULI Southeast FL/Caribbean; Vision Award Finalist; Project of the Year; Pompano Beach Streetscape and Dune Enhancement
2012 FRA; Roy F. Kenzie Award; Planning Studies; Downtown Pompano Transit Oriented Corridor