K. Backus & Associates, Inc ( KBA ) is a real estate development consulting firm founded in 1997. We work primarily with universities and nonprofit organizations, and with private developers and businesses engaged in public/private development projects. Our core business is providing project management services and expert real estate advice to clients during the planning and pre-construction phases of development projects. All real estate projects ' whether a single building or an entire campus ' involve myriad decisions and skilled management to define the project's goals, select the appropriate development team, establish the project's schedule and budget, and formulate an effective development strategy. KBA assists clients in navigating the complexities of the real estate development process to achieve their desired results. We also have extensive experience with the public sector and the various public approvals that affect development. Our services are matched to the needs and budget of the client, whether we serve as virtual real estate staff over the life of a project or simply offer strategic advice at critical points in the development process. KBA is committed to serving our clients with intelligence, dedication, and integrity. We are proud that nearly 90% of our work is repeat business or results from direct client referrals.