Robert E. Brien, J.D.Senior Solutions Partner

Areas of Expertise

Urban Planning
Economic Development
Architecture & Civil Engineering
State & Local Government
Lean Process

Education
  • B.S., Urban & Environmental Planning, Roger Williams University
  • M.S., Coastal & Community Planning, University of Rhode Island
  • J.D., Juris Doctor, Southern New England School of Law

Since 1978, Robert “Doc” Brien has become well-versed with private businesses and public communities in areas such as real estate, land planning, energy sales & rehab, finances, marketing, and regulatory law. He is an accomplished Executive Director for state and local government planning—such as with highway renovations (Rte 146 widening, Worcester, MA) and large scale retail merchants (Rte 6 “Golden  Mile,” Seekonk, MA)–as well as representing prime developments for approval before regional boards (BRAC study, NAS South Weymouth, MA; Washington Park Redevelopment, Providence, RI; Master Plans for both Braintree & Seekonk, MA).

These also include casinos (Foxwoods, CT Master Plan); large-scale retail (2 million s.f., Braintree & Taunton Malls, MA); environmental impact studies (MBTA Boston & environs); financial pro-formas ($2.1 million Star Theater Redevelopment; $2 million condo development, Montville, CT); and eminent domain proceedings (Municipal Light Plant), among others.

Having traveled the world as an officer with the Navy for over 27 years in intelligence, he brings a breadth of leadership, cultural experience, and wisdom to any business negotiation. Doc is a vociferous reader & writer; and as a student of the law, as well as in architecture & civil engineering, he fosters reasonable and practical solutions to all projects (several Redevelopment Authorities, State & City Planning agencies). He travels globally to assist business and government resolve their specific problems.

Doc has obtained numerous degrees and certifications in real estate (licenses with CT & RI); land planning (B.S., Urban Planning, Roger Williams; Master Degree educ, Univ. of RI; Community Planning, Harvard Univ.; Surveyor/Appraiser, National College of GA), offshore tax strategies (Nestmann Group);  business planning & marketing (B2B AWAI Group; TICE Group);  forensic accounting (NAMU—Mortgage Underwriters);  and law (Juris Doctor, S. New England at Dartmouth).

Additionally, Doc is schooled in, and personally practices the Japanese tenets of “kaisan” (business efficiencies) and “TQM” (or total quality management, the “Art of Listening,” with the US Navy), which can aid businesses and organizations to derive economies-of-scale in their operations and external dealings.

Publications

  • What did you do with my data?

    Another disastrous year from the “custodians” of our information. The constant leaking of personal information from all business segments is now an everyday occurrence.  There’s so much proof that developers and technology providers are not taking the time and effort to adhere to security standards and compliance. Nothing is sacred – it’s time to harp

    October 29, 2018
  • IT asset management: How to be efficient

    Credit: Thinkstock Businesses should be looking for ways to reduce costs through improved workflows. An effective way of accomplishing this is to scope and control the number of assets used within IT. Business leaders will tell you that overseeing a company is undoubtedly risky. But there are ways to mitigate risk. IT inventory administration is

    August 10, 2016

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