Jennifer M. Tammen is based in Chicago and is part of EY’s Global Location Investment Services- Credits & Incentives Advisory Practice. She works with both private corporations and local governments and economic development officials on matters related to real estate development and incentives.
A proven deal maker, Jennifer has over 20 years of success in working with developers, property owners, municipalities, and quasi-public agencies on all aspects of tax increment financing (TIF), zoning and entitlements, planning, deal structuring, redevelopment agreement negotiation, early-stage project management, and creative approaches to capital and public-private project evaluation and funding. She recently served as the municipal TIF consultant for the Bell Works redevelopment, a transformational, 150-acre project that includes the former AT&T headquarters located north of Interstate 90 in Hoffman Estates, IL.
Jennifer has prepared financial analysis and negotiation services to secure the approval of nearly $3 billion in new real estate development projects and business retention and more than $500 million in TIF and other financial subsidies throughout the Midwest market. In addition, she has assisted dozens of clients with economic development projects and initiatives throughout the US including new TIF District and Business District designations, feasibility analyses, and special studies.