‘My extensive experience of working with housing and commercial developers enables me to quickly get to grips with my clients’ requirements and deliver the concise and timely analysis to help them to make their case’.

Dr Ricardo Gomez


Dr Ricardo Gomez



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Office: Manchester
Education: BA International Relations, Staffordshire University, MA European Integration, University of Hull, PhD EU Strategic Trade Policy, University of Glasgow
Areas of Expertise: Economics of housing and commercial development; housing need, local economic development.

Ricardo is one of Regeneris Consulting’s lead Directors in the fields of planning and housing. His previous experience spans economic development, academia and local government. He has managed a large number of projects for public and private sector clients, and specialises in housing need assessment and the economic impact of housing, commercial development and employment land needs assessment.

Ricardo has a strong track record in local and regional economic strategy development and investment planning. He has also worked extensively on European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) programme evaluation and ex-ante appraisal. He has directed more than 50 economic impact assessments of proposed housing developments as part of private sector clients’ planning applications and case making requirements, working with housebuilders and strategic land clients.

As an expert in housing need assessment, Ricardo has led numerous studies, represented clients at examinations and provided expert witness services at public enquiries. He has also overseen several employment land needs assessments for local authority clients, including the South West Hertfordshire local authorities and St. Helens.

Ricardo also has more than 10 years’ experience of local economic strategy development, and has directed and managed assignments for local authorities in the North East and North West England.
In his spare time, Ricardo is part of the coaching team for a youth football team in Chester and is working on his Football Association coaching badges.


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