Principals

The DPFG professionals have combined experience of over 250 years in consulting to the real estate industry.

John Foreman
President and CEO

John has been advising clients in the real estate consulting business for the last thirty (30) years. Prior to the formation of DPFG, Inc. in 1991, John spent nine years (9) in tax, audit, and consulting positions with the national accounting firm of Kenneth Leventhal & Company......Read More


Peter Piller
Managing Principal of the Orange County, CA Office

Peter is the co-founding principal of DPFG. Prior to the establishment of DPFG, Peter spent seven years with the national accounting firm of Kenneth Leventhal & Company in the Newport Beach office. Peter has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Cal State University, Fullerton.....Read More


Carter Froelich
Managing Principal of the Arizona and Idaho Office

Carter is the Managing Principal of DPFG's Phoenix, Arizona office. Prior to the opening of the DPFG Phoenix office in 1994, Carter was manager of the real estate consulting department of the national accounting firm of Kenneth Leventhal & Company in both the Phoenix, Arizona......Read More


R. Chris Lightburne
Managing Principal of the Orange County, CA Office

Chris is the Co-Managing Principal of the Orange County Office where he responsible for providing a diversified range of real estate consulting services including cash flow services, portfolio and asset analysis, restructuring and asset management, the development and implementation......Read More


Chris Austin
Managing Principal of the Sacramento, CA Office

Chris is the Managing Principal of the Sacramento office. Chris has been working with the firm since 1998, and has been involved in providing consulting services on over 200 projects and the financing of over $800 million in public improvements for developer and builder clients in California......Read More



Maik Aagaard
Managing Principal of the Florida Offices

Maik Aagaard is the Managing Principal of the Florida Offices of DPFG, Inc. Maikís client engagements include real estate consulting with emphasis in strategic planning for REO assets, public financing, cash flow feasibility analysis, assessment methodologies, fiscal impact analysis.....Read More


Rick Rosenberg
Managing Principal of the Texas Office

J. Richard Rosenberg is a Managing Principal in the Texas office of the Developmental Planning & Financing Group, Inc. In this capacity, Rick focuses on the firmís Capital Market and Financial Advisory Services including strategic planning, investment analysis and transactional activity....Read More


Lucy Gallo
Managing Principal of the North Carolina and South Carolina Office

Lucy is the Managing Principal of both the Research Triangle, North Carolina office and the Charleston, South Carolina of DPFG, Inc. Lucy provides fiscal and economic impact analysis, real estate market analysis, cost/benefit modeling and public infrastructure finance (impact fees, tax......Read More


John Daugirda
Principal of the Tampa, FL Office

John Daugirda provides real estate consulting and financial advisory services to Florida developers. He has extensive experience in creating and managing Community Development Districts and other Special Taxing Districts, and in issuing development bonds for master planned communities......Read More


Joe Knopinski
Managing Principal of the Denver, CO Office

Joe Knopinski is the managing principal of the Denver Colorado office of DPFG, Inc. He combines his substantial municipal and special district management experience with land development and consulting experience to serve his clients. Joe is known for his excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as his ability to manage complex projects. ......Read More


Chris Cole
Principal of the Orange County, CA Office

Chris is a Principal in the Orange County, CA office. Chris has been with the firm since February of 2003, and has been involved in providing consulting services on over 250 projects and the financing of over $975 million in public improvements for developer, builder and financial institution clientele in California......Read More