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The goal of The Foggiest Idea is to create a public resource for information on land use issues, available to all who are interested. The Foggiest Idea Inc. was founded to provide simple, easily approachable insights to the complex issues related to real estate and development.

My assessment on the land use issues are driven by both research and professional analysis of trends, and I put my skills to work on behalf of the those outside of the industry.

Since the launch of The Foggiest Idea, my perspective on real estate development has been shared in publications such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, NewsdayThe Real DealCrain’s NYTheStreetCBS NewsFox News, and more, and have consulted on land use issues with civic organizations, policymakers and concerned residents across the New York metro region.

The Foggiest Idea has presented it’s findings at various conferences, guest lectures, and community forums, and regularly goes on speaking tours with stops in communities throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. In addition, I proudly serve as an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University, where I teach graduate-level courses within their Masters of Public Policy program.

Feel free to click around this site and explore my body of work. Have a comment? Reach out to me on Twitter @TheFoggiestIdea, or via email at

I hope to convey my passion to help define what issues residents face, and how we can tackle them moving forward.

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