Evan Fitts devotes the entirety of his practice to real estate development, public incentives, land use and zoning entitlements, and commercial real estate transactions. He relies on this background to guide his clients through the ever-increasing regulations, development costs and private financing gaps that challenge their development projects.
Evan’s experience includes negotiating with and appearing before state and local governmental bodies, overseeing complex transactions, and assisting clients in understanding and evaluating the economics of their projects. His work spans projects of all sizes in numerous jurisdictions throughout the Midwest.
Evan has significant experience with:
- STAR Bonds
- Tax increment financing
- Transportation development districts
- Community improvement districts
- Special benefit districts
- Neighborhood revitalization areas
- Real and personal property tax exemptions
- State level employment incentives such as Missouri Works and Kansas PEAK
- Numerous federal and state tax credit programs
Evan also regularly represents landowners, developers, and business entities before municipalities in zoning and development plan approvals. He has shepherded millions of square feet of development projects though the “right-to-build” process in Kansas and Missouri. Through his development work, Evan has gained practical experience in all aspects of real estate transactions, including purchase and sale agreements, title review, leases, lending and bond documentation, easements, and restrictive covenants.