Established in 2002, Urban Advisors is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Our Rochester, New York office opened in 2011. Our practice serves clients nationwide. We have completed assignments in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington.
Ed Starkie, principal
Mr. Starkie has experience in real estate that includes moving complex projects from conception and feasibility analysis to financing and development strategies. A particular career focus has been the economic structure of vital urban places, of downtowns and neighborhoods that are pedestrian and transit oriented environments. Mr. Starkie is a financial advisor for private and public development who brings a unique, pragmatic approach that results in projects that are feasible, profitable, and contribute to community livability. Mr. Starkie also has also served on the faculty of the University of Oregon Urban Architecture Program and team-teaches urban design at the Portland State University Nohad Toulan School of Urban Planning.
Glenn Kellogg, principal
Mr. Kellogg’s career as an urbanist includes experience in financial and planning services. Working in neighborhoods of large cities and small towns, he has learned to listen to the concerns of communities. Through an understanding of the local economic conditions, he assists communities with feasible, market-based strategies for neighborhoods to achieve their vision.
After graduating from the University of Virginia, Mr. Kellogg was a Lewis Mumford Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied real estate at Wharton and received a Master of City Planning from the Graduate School of Fine Arts (Penn Design). Mr. Kellogg has served as an Advisory Services Panelist for the Urban Land Institute, a Sustainable Design Assessment Team-member for the American Institute of Architects, a Juror for the DC Smart Growth Alliance, and was a 2005 Knight Fellow in Community Building through the University of Miami. He is a trustee of the Landmark Society of Western New York and a founding board member of the Incremental Development Alliance.
Besides being a principal with Urban Advisors, Mr. Kellogg is the Manager of Rochester Local Capital, a company that provides venture capital and management services to launch businesses that create walkable neighborhoods in Rochester. Partnering with local investors, Mr. Kellogg conceived the business and managed the launch of Hart’s Local Grocers, Rochester’s new downtown grocery store.