About Us


Keyser Marston Associates, Inc. (KMA) is a prominent real estate advisory firm specializing in land use and development economics. Our primary offices are in Berkeley, Los Angeles and San Diego. KMA has been instrumental in implementing landmark public/private partnership developments throughout California, along with helping clients implement groundbreaking policy objectives. 


Now in our 48th year, KMA continues to hold an unwavering commitment to our clients: to provide creative, pragmatic solutions to complex urban development.  Our many long-standing client relationships are a testament to the quality of our practice.  We are passionate about providing our clients with the diverse expertise needed to meet their real estate development, housing, and planning goals; helping foster economically sustainable and resilient communities where people want to live, work and play.


 Our practice areas include:


  • Public-private real estate transactions
  • Affordable and inclusionary housing
  • Fiscal and economic impacts
  • Transit-oriented neighborhoods
  • Public benefits and entitlements
  • Economic development, and
  • Public finance.


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About You

We are seeking a qualified candidate to join our team in our Berkeley office at the Senior Analyst / Associate or the Land Use Economics Intern/Associate level, depending on candidate qualifications.   


For both positions we are seeking an enthusiastic team player with a keen interest in land use economics who is ready to engage in all areas of our business, while working collaboratively with Principals, staff and collegial firms and maintaining a client driven focus.  Our work environment is dynamic, challenging, and creative.  We also support a work life balance and invest in our staff’s professional development.


Land Use Economics Senior Analyst / Associate

We have an immediate opening for this full-time position. Examples of typical assignments include: analyzing the financial feasibility of a proposed residential development; evaluating the fiscal impacts of a large mixed use development; evaluating market support for a spectrum of land uses for a transit district; preparing property tax projections; preparing impact fee analyses; and developing a revitalization strategy for a struggling downtown.  We are seeking someone with the following qualifications and skills:


  • Keen interest and experience in the field of land use economics in the public realm;
  • Superb critical thinking - ability to deal with challenging assignments and employ creative problem solving skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to undertake multiple assignments at one time and work under pressure;
  • Ability to work well in a team environment;
  • Advanced Excel modeling skills

A master's is degree preferred, ideally in public policy, business, city planning, economics, or equivalent professional experience. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree will be considered.


Land Use Economics Intern / Analyst

We are interested in interviewing candidates for an Internship level position (10-20 hours / week), with the intent to move into a full-time analyst position in our Berkeley office upon graduation.


Typical assignments will involve this candidate undertaking urban economics, affordable housing, and other feasibility studies and analyses, while working on multiple ongoing client assignments.


Tasks may include:


  • Data collection and research
  • Excel spreadsheet analysis
  • New development pro forma analysis
  • Affordable housing nexus analysis


The preferred candidate will be preparing to graduate with an undergraduate or graduate degree in economics, public policy, business, or a related field. Candidates must have advanced Microsoft Excel modeling skills; strong analytical, communication, and writing abilities; and proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.


For each position, salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. Our generous benefits package for full-time employees includes health insurance including participation in a Health Savings Account, a matching contribution for employee 401(k) salary deferrals, a profit- sharing contribution, a short and long- term disability plan, a long- term care insurance plan, a medical care reimbursement plan, and annual paid time off for vacation, illness, and holidays. We also offer a stipend for professional development and opportunity to partially work from home.


KMA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified candidates to apply.


Please forward a resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources

Keyser Marston Associates, Inc.

2040 Bancroft Way, Suite 302

Berkeley, CA  94704




Application Deadline:  Open until position is filled.