Site Insight is a locally-focused real estate development consultancy operating in Baltimore and the State of Maryland.
We offer a comprehensive range of services built on the dual disciplines of real estate development and civil engineering. Our founder Jeffrey Ratnow has developed strong relationships with city and state agencies and has expertise in applying to a variety of funding sources. We specialize in commercial development and affordable housing. Our clients include project management firms, developers, investors, landowners, government agencies and others who have questions or need expert help to sell, purchase or develop commercial property.
Jeff brings a high level of energy to projects and I know him to be very focused and innovative. He has the ability to provide vision and leadership and has a direct style of communication which is a real asset.
When the recession slowed the project (to a stop on several occasions), Jeff stood by our side and continued offering much needed assistance, even though the future of the project was uncertain. Working with Jeff, we felt like we were working with an owner, someone completely vested in the process and our success. Ultimately the project was completed, and Jeff was instrumental to say the least. His knowledge, character and work ethic are invaluable.
It gives me great pleasure to provide a very sincere reference for Jeffrey Ratnow as a consultant in real estate development. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Ratnow, when he was employed by The Shelter Group, on a real estate project that involved The Shelter Group acquiring land from our school in an effort to design and build family housing in our community….. As an educator, a business partnership as such was hardly an everyday occurrence for me. However, that was absolutely no problem for Mr. Ratnow. He carefully walked me through the process, explained significant details to me, and took the time to make sure that I felt comfortable with every step in the process.
Jeff Ratnow is about details, which provided me with great peace of mind in having him help lead my team. He anticipates opportunities to relieve the owner of tasks and delivers work product ready for external eyes from the first draft. Jeff is patient, plays the long-game, and takes on cares that help me expand my bandwidth and depth of oversight as a leader. I wholeheartedly recommend Jeff’s services, particularly for highly complex projects, including those featuring complex finance structures, such as new markets tax credits and state and federal historic tax credits.