We’ve worked with non-profits and public agencies as well as developers, landowners and businesses.


We’ve worked with non-profits and public agencies as well as developers, landowners and businesses.
by Matt Goulet

“Matt was very helpful in providing professional guidance and assistance when it came to getting our distillery entitled and permitted in the City of LA. His thorough knowledge of the municipal code and procedures allowed us to solve a number of critical issues and address some significant challenges. Matt’s responsiveness and professionalism created the foundation for a truly great advisory relationship”

Ferris Wehbe, President, F and D Properties

“Urbanomics has worked on some of Kosmont’s most demanding projects. Matt is an intelligent problem solver with a comprehensive yet sensitive understanding of the built environment. He builds relationships easily among colleagues and is one of the best writers I have worked with in my 35 year career. In particular, he has the proven ability to organize complex technical and social information, delivering the results in concise and useful reports. I highly recommend Matt’s firm.”

Larry Kosmont, President & CEO, Kosmont Companies

“We brought Matthew a complicated entitlement issue that straddled the difficult worlds of zoning, engineering, building and safety, and a host of other departments. Matthew helped guide us through the entitlement process and provided frequent and timely updates. Thanks to his help, we navigated through all of the thorny issues, and received our entitlements in just a few months. Excellent service, and the desired result—what more could a client ask for?”

Oliver Baker, Formerly with Skid Row Housing Trust

“I have worked with Matt on several project teams. He brings clarity and focus to each of his projects, and really is a pleasure to work with. Matt’s a straight shooter, doesn’t over promise and supports the entire project team. He is particularly adept at nailing hearing dates and managing schedule, ultimately leading to successful project completion for his clients. He is an excellent team leader and I look forward to working with him again.”

Jim Brock, LEED AP, Owner, Environmental Planning Associates (EPA)

“Matt is a knowledgeable and effective land use consultant, specializing in the discretionary entitlement process in the City of Los Angeles. He has an unusual breadth of experience, including a background in engineering, and is an excellent net-worker. He is completely honest, hard-working and diligent. There is no BS here. I recommend him highly.”

Howard Robinson, Owner, Howard Robinson & Associates, LLC

“While working on a project with Matthew, I knew he was 100% on top of things. Every email was answered accurately in a speedy manner. He handles business in the utmost professional way. Further more, we developed a friendly relationship that made it possible for us to connect in more then just the professional level. Matt is kind, friendly, serious and trustworthy. All in all, he’s the guy you can count on.”

Ilan Reiner-Alonil, Designer, GMPA Architects

“Matt is a very talented land-use consultant who recently helped me win a dispute with a neighbor in the Hollywood Hills. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs help evaluating a property or zoning issue.”

Matt Olavi, Partner, Olavi Dunne LLP

“I have worked with Matthew on a number of complicated entitlement projects and found that he was a valuable member of the consultant team. He knew what he was doing and was very organized.He made it easy for the rest of the team to be successful.”

Ira Handelman, Owner, Handelman Consulting, Inc.

“Matthew Goulet helped me understand the development potential of my commercial and residential properties, each of which had complex zoning regulations and intricate existing improvements. He found creative solutions for me to choose from, while notifying me of potential shortcomings and hazards. Most importantly, Matt is a trustworthy partner who is eager to help, always putting his client’s interest first. He is my first call when I have land use questions, and I recommend him without reservation.”

Bill Macomber, CEO/CTO, Fancy Film

“Matt was a pleasure to work with on a client assignment. He has a strong work ethic, a keen sense of organization and a creative approach to problem solving that made everyone else’s job a bit easier. Matt also has an insight into the nuances of perception which helped in “marketing” our case, whether it be in his interpretation of economic analysis, in client interactions or in designing graphical presentations. On top of that, Matt’s lighthearted approach and humor was a welcome relief during the more intense moments of the project.”

A. Catherine Norian, Partner, Gilchrist & Rutter

“Matt is a distinctively resourceful and positive contributor on real estate and economic development-oriented project work. He is able to tailor his communication of findings and conclusions in a way that is meaningful to his audience, often injecting much-appreciated humor in his presentations to various municipal and other public forums.”

Joseph Dieguez, Senior Vice President, Kosmont Companies

“I fully endorse Matt and Urbanomics. He has done multiple site studies for me on residential, commercial and multifamily zoned properties. He is the most passionate consultant I have met regarding zoning codes and land use; a true expert.”

Jay Schoenfeldt, Brokerage & Acquisitions, Brick & Mortar Real Estate

“Matt is a very driven and intelligent individual and he shows those qualities in his work. We worked together for some time and Matt was willing to burn the midnight oil if necessary to complete an analysis, set of research or consulting report for anyone of our clients. Matt also takes a keen interest in educating himself, becoming involved in a number of real estate and land use industry groups outside of work so that he’s always up on happenings primarily in Southern California and Los Angeles but also at the State and National level, also.”

Harpal Sadhal, Senior Director, Development at Irvine Company Office Properties

“Matthew is a very detailed person who is great at what he does in planning and presentations. I highly recommend Matthew.”

Jon Curtis, City Councilmember, La Cañada Flintridge