W-ZHA, LLC is the sole successor organization of ZHA, Inc., a national development advisory firm established in 1975. With over 20 years at ZHA, Inc., Sarah Woodworth is the Managing Member of W-ZHA, LLC.

W-ZHA, LLC is a woman-owned business established in October, 2007. W-ZHA’s staff has conducted development-related assignŽments throughout the United States for hundreds of public and private clients. The firm specializes in market and financial feasibility analysis, public/private development deal structuring, innovative public financing strategies, and urban revitalization. W-ZHA’s mission is to continue ZHA’s legacy and commitment to the revitalization of America’s urban areas.

    W-ZHA specializes in redevelopment, mixed-use development, joint development financing, and regulatory and public financing innovations. With a technical basis in market analysis, financial feasibility, strategic planning and implementation programming, W-ZHA works with private developers as well as jurisdictions and redevelopment/transit authorities. The W-ZHA staff offers a continuum of service from conceptualization and feasibility to development agreement negotiations.   

Specific areas of expertise include:

Market research, feasibility studies and financial analyses.

Revitalization studies and analyses for suburban and urban communities attempting to strategize ways of providing incentives to stimulate private investment in their areas.

"Owner representation" of public sector and not-for-profit interests in negotiations conducted with private sector development entities.

Smart Growth development strategies and transit-oriented development potential analyses.

Economic development services including industry targeting site selection, incentives, and real estate development-related services.

W-ZHA is a boutique firm committed to the highest quality of service. W-ZHA's success over the last 27 years is due to our strong client relations.