About Iplan Consulting
With over 30 years of combined experience, Iplan Consulting provides a wealth of expertise in all matters of the planning profession.
President of Iplan Consulting
Greg Davis holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Arizona State University that he received in 2000. He also earned undergraduate degrees in Architecture and Geographic Analysis from the University of Minnesota (where Greg called home for 25 years before moving to Phoenix). Professionally, his career started in 1997 as a Staff Planner for the Town of Gilbert. During Greg’s tenure in Gilbert, he helped coordinate and plan for the exponential growth Gilbert experienced. During the three years he was on staff, he participated in every facet of the municipal planning field.
In 2000, Greg was recruited to join the international engineering firm AMEC Infrastructure. The experience added a significant breadth of land development experience and knowledge to compliment his already robust understanding of institutional planning. Being employed by one of the largest development consulting firms in North America was an eye-opening experience. AMEC allowed Greg to learn several disciplines not often available to land planning professionals – including surveying, civil engineering, grading and drainage design, traffic analysis, and geotechnical studies.
Such a large firm made it difficult for smaller clients to get equitable service. Recognizing an opportunity to better serve all of his clients, Greg started Iplan Consulting Corporation in 2002. As a result of his expertise in both private and public planning, Greg is able to bridge the gap between builders/developers and the government agencies overseeing land use in Arizona, California, and Colorado.
Greg has continually shaped and refined Iplan Consulting over the years to maximize the efficiency of a very inefficient field by keeping up to date on the ever-changing government processes and preferences to provide comprehensive advice for his development clients as he guides them through the often convoluted land development process.
Greg Specializes In Development Consultant Services Include:
- Preliminary Land Planning
- Feasibility Research, Plotting Studies, Narrative Development, and Neighborhood Outreach
- The processing of entitlements such as General Plan Amendments, Annexations, Rezoning, Planned Area Developments, Preliminary/Final Plats, Site Plans, Use Permits, and Variances
- Overall project management
Partner of Iplan Consulting
Mario has been a practicing land planner since 1994 with experience in both municipal government and private practice. Mario has over 13 years of municipal planning experience in the metropolitan Phoenix area that has included: Senior Planner, Project Planner, and Zoning Administrator for one of the fastest growing municipalities in Arizona.
Mario was instrumental in facilitating a comprehensive rewrite of Gilbert’s Land Development Code to adoption, that included substantial public outreach. During his tenure. He also served as project planner for a large majority of Gilbert’s high profile residential and nonresidential developments.
Mario holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban Planning from Arizona State University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association, and Arizona Planning Association. His dedication, customer service and innovation earned him Employee of the Year (2004) and Employee of the Quarter (1st quarter: 1998; 2nd quarter: 2002) at the Town of Gilbert. He was a member of the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Bicycle Task Force (1997), Maricopa Association of Governments Special Census Advisory Committee (1995-1996). He’s also served as President, American Planning Association, Student Chapter (1992-1993). Additional interest include serving as an Arizona Game and Fish certified fly fishing instructor for Apache Junction, Chandler and Gilbert Parks and Recreation Departments.
Mario Joined Iplan Consulting In May 2006 After Serving 10 Years With The Town Of Gilbert. His Areas Of Expertise Include:
- Land Use Planning
- Zoning Code Development and Administration
- Project and Contract Management
- Administration of Land Use Regulations
- Land Entitlements
- Construction Document Management