Our Services

Project Management

GMS' PROJECT MANAGEMENT division services municipalities, counties, economic development corporations, non-profit organizations and for profit businesses, by providing creative, meticulously-managed solutions for advancing complex projects. We understand that permitting and agency coordination challenges can easily derail a project’s progress.  At GMS, we work with Project Management clients to mitigate these barriers to development, allowing clients to deliver their projects on time and often under budget.

Each successfully negotiated step of the land development process requires pro-active and on-going coordination with committees, boards and agencies charged with the careful review and scrupulous approval of pending planning, permitting or zoning requests. At GMS, comprehensive capital projects are methodically shepherded through this process, with particular emphasis on permitting, project budgeting and timeline achievement.

Our PROJECT MANAGEMENT service area is led by G. Bryan Salzmann.

Financing Consulting

GMS’ FINANCING CONSULTING division offers clients strategically leveraged experience and insight into the current lending environment, allowing clients to realize considerable savings through negotiation of rates, terms and fees on commercial borrowings. This may include newly originated commercial loans, refinancing, or workout negotiations for at risk loans.

The Financing Consulting team serves as the clients’ representative and consultant, interfacing directly with lending decision makers to secure the best possible interest rates and most favorable loan terms, while minimizing fees. Depending on the size of a borrowing, it is not uncommon for  Financing Consulting clients to realize millions of dollars in savings over the life of their loan(s).

By understanding clients’ needs and goals, the Financing Consulting division develops comprehensive requests for proposals. Proposals received are analyzed based upon the clients’ objectives. Together with clients, the team will select and advance the best fitting proposal, from the initial offer to the seamless closing on the transaction.

Our FINANCING CONSULTING service area is led by Jeffrey W. Embly.

Disclosure Effective December 31, 2014:  Government Management Services, LLC, DBA: GMS Funding Solutions, its officers and employees are not Registered Municipal Advisors and thus cannot provide advice to, or on behalf of, a municipal entity with respect to municipal financial products, defined as municipal derivatives, guaranteed investment contracts and investment strategies, or the issuance of municipal securities, including advice with respect to the structure, timing, term and other similar matters concerning such financial products or issues.

Economic Development

Public and private clients alike entrust their capital projects’ financial feasibility with GMS. The ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT team conducts comprehensive analyses of clients’ pro formas, determining extraordinary costs that may be offset with the successful pursuit of competitive grants or low-interest loans offered at the local, state or federal levels.

With projects spanning from multi-million dollar municipal plant upgrades to $100 million+ commercial and industrial developments, the Economic Development division develops creative, comprehensive funding and financing strategies that allow otherwise cost prohibitive projects to move forward. Successful implementation of these strategies draws private investment and job creation opportunities to local communities, while promoting a business friendly environment through the provision of adequate supporting infrastructure.

GMS’ ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT clients utilize the following services:

  • Research, application development, administrative compliance and close-out audits for competitive grant and low interest loan funding
  • Financial and economic impact analyses to evaluate project or proposal merits and/or provision of evidence for supporting proposals or projects
  • Client liaison communications with granting agencies, elected officials and other stake-holding entities
  • Funding and financing strategy development to support financially challenged projects
  • Public and private governing board presentations

Our ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT service area is led by Amy Kaufman Kronenberg.