Clarion Associates

What We Do

Clarion Associates, a national land-use consulting firm, provides clients with a powerful team of professionals with nationwide experience. Our multi-disciplinary team includes experts in a variety of fields including community planning, plan implementation, urban design, law, and landscape architecture.

Clarion Associates works nationwide with a broad range of private- and public-sector clients. Senior staff members are directly involved in all projects, ensuring that the quality of our work is always unsurpassed.

If your company, community, or organization is considering a planning project, Clarion Associates can provide the unique skills and expertise necessary to initiate any type of planning or development effort.


The wide-ranging talent of Clarion’s staff allows us to bring specialized expertise and innovative approaches to a variety of complex planning assignments. Our staff is comprised of AICP- and LEED-accredited professionals and includes urban planners, landscape architects, land use attorneys, and other specialists.

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Zoning & Land Use

Clarion Associates provides the full range of expertise that a community needs to implement its plans through clear, innovative, effective, and enforceable land use regulations. We have drafted ordinances and regulations for hundreds of communities throughout the United States.

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Sustainability & Resiliency

Our firm assists communities across the nation to prepare plans and codes that emphasize the concepts of sustainability and resiliency. We have addressed a range of sustainability topics and resiliency objectives in plans, policies, and regulations that respond appropriately to each client’s specific needs. Committed to growing and improving planning and implementation practice, Clarion principals and staff have written and presented extensively on sustainability and resiliency best practices and are raising the bar in this emerging field.

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Real Estate

Complex real estate consulting and valuation assignments are our specialty. Clarion Associates, Inc. is recognized nationally as one of the most experienced firms in the valuation of historic preservation and conservation easements, contaminated property market impact analysis, and real estate litigation support services. As a result, the firm’s experienced professionals have become some of the most sought-after real estate testifying experts in the country.

Clarion Associates, Inc.

Clarion Associates, Inc., including Richard Roddewig, Gary Papke, and Charles Brigden, are now a part of JLL Valuation & Advisory Services.
Clarion/Samuels Associates


Visit the Clarion/Samuels Associates webpage to learn more about their services.