Kevin Dwarka is a land use and economic consultant specializing in urban revitalization. A Senior Fellow at Pace’s Land Use Law Center, he helps municipalities, real estate developers, and transit agencies unlock the economic value of rail stations and maximize the fiscal benefits of station area properties. Over the course of his 20 year career, Kevin has held senior positions at the MTA, Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates, and the Israel Union for Environmental Defense.
Land use services include TOD planning, zoning analysis, site selection, development approvals, environmental review, parking policy, and right-way acquisition for transit infrastructure projects. Versed in all aspects of New York State property law, he helps both developers and planning departments navigate the complex web of land use and environmental regulations enforced by federal, state, and local agencies.
Economic consulting services include TOD real estate market analysis, affordable housing finance, infrastructure benefit-cost analysis, financial feasibility analysis (pro formas) for TOD redevelopment projects, transit economic impact studies, infrastructure financing, and parking pricing programs.
The firm also provides a full suite of litigation support services including expert testimony, real property valuation, and technical analysis of land use, traffic, and environmental impact documents. A licensed land use attorney, he also helps mediate community land use disputes through consensus building and conflict resolution strategies.
Kevin currently teaches land use law at NYU. He has also taught urban economic development at the City University of New York and Israeli Politics at Yeshiva University. His dissertation at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, examined the use of global capital and public private partnerships for financing light rail projects in Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He received his BA from Columbia University, JD from Pace Law School, MCP from UC Berkeley, and PhD from Hebrew University. Kevin is admitted to practice before the New York State Bar and serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Housing and Urban Development Committee. He also serves on the board of the New York chapter of the Congress for New Urbanism.