Brandon Dowling

Principal, Sports Practice Leader
Johnson Consulting

Since joining Johnson Consulting in 2008, Brandon has completed over 100 public assembly facility feasibility studies. He specializes in market and financial analysis for public assembly facilities, with specialized expertise in financial modeling, market research, data analytics and industry best practices. He is also experienced in economic and fiscal impact analysis and has assisted professional sports teams as well as cities and communities in their application for Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and other public funding.

Brandon’s expertise in venue development has allowed clients to have assurance through proper due diligence and precise analysis in major developments throughout the US.  This expertise has led to an exciting past year in his career having been involved in several sports facilities that broke ground in 2018 totaling over $500 million in new development.  His involvement in various aspects of development includes acting as the lead consultant in an economic and fiscal impact analysis and a community improvement district tax revenue study, on behalf of the St. Louis Blues for the $150 million renovation of the Enterprise Center (formerly Scottrade Center); a feasibility study for the recent $65 million expansion to the north end zone at Cardinal Stadium for the University of Louisville; an economic impact analysis for a $90 million arena and mixed-use district in Coralville, IA; and advisory oversight in the solicitation, selection and negotiation of a private management firm for two $30 million indoor sports facilities tailored to sports tourism.

Lastly, Brandon led Johnson Consulting’s recent partnership with the United Soccer League, in becoming the leagues preferred Stadium Advisor.  He is affiliated with several industry associations and has been invited to speak at past events.  He has also authored as well as been interviewed for industry publications in relations to trends in venue development.  He currently serves as a stadium committee member for the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).

He holds a Bachelor degree in Business and Urban Planning from Arizona State University and resides in Chicago, IL.


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