Gina Lavery is Senior Vice President and Principal of Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI), an economic consulting firm based in Philadelphia. Her consulting practice has concentrated on urban planning, real estate, and transportation—particularly where these areas intersect with economic development. This work has included developing economic and fiscal impact studies to support major development projects, providing advisory services on incentive programs and public financing for private and public sectors clients across the US, and supplying market insights for clients making real estate decisions.
Prior to joining ESI, Gina was a research analyst for Jones Lang LaSalle, where she was responsible for market research and analysis within the Greater Philadelphia commercial real estate market. Gina started her career as a government and community affairs professional for the University of Pennsylvania, where she monitored legislative and policy developments within city government and identified opportunities to communicate its economic and social impact in the region.
Gina graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and European History and earned a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Penn’s Weitzman School of Design.
A native of Philadelphia, Gina is actively engaged in a number of organizations including ULI Philadelphia, the Community Design Collaborative, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Greater Philadelphia, and serves in leadership roles as the Chapter Board Chair of Lambda Alpha International, Philadelphia. She teaches an urban planning workshop for first year Penn graduate students.