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CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc. (CMA) provides tailored consulting services in the areas of transportation, parking, and access management. CMA uses a distinctive and comprehensive approach to define issues and develop solutions, reflecting the firm's foundation of management consulting with broad-based experience and expertise.

CMA was founded in 1984 in Philadelphia, where its offices are located. The firm works nationwide and internationally for:
  • municipalities and government agencies,
  • universities,
  • hospitals and medical centers,
  • special event centers,
  • private businesses, and
  • associations
CMA coined the term Access Management to describe the firm's approach to addressing transportation, parking, transportation demand management (TDM), and related issues. This viewpoint takes into consideration the planning, use, and integration of public transit, alternative transportation modes (ridesharing, bicycles), parking, pedestrian movement, sign and graphic guidance systems, and public information. CMA provides a full range of management, financial, operations, and design consulting services to address the complex issues of access in today's world and in plans for the future.

Staff members at CMA have diversified expertise and credentials in the areas of management, financial analysis, parking policy and operations, transportation planning, land use planning, business administration, and marketing. In addition, many staff members have managed parking, transit, and TDM operations for institutions and public entities. The firm's professionals understand the unique access demands and constraints faced by many organizations. The importance of access as a competitive issue continues to increase for hospitals, campuses, and special events centers. It is a major criterion on which people measure the desirability of a destination.

May 2015 – With CAPP in Hand: CMA is pleased to announce that Vice President and Senior Operations Consultant Joseph P. (Joe) Sciulli has successfully completed all requirements of the IPI’s Certified Administrator of Public Parking (CAPP) program. As Joe said, it only took 30 years in parking, a 3-hour test and a “3-day recovery period from it” to earn this most valued accreditation!

February 2015 – CMA is delighted to announce the addition of Thomas M. Hastings, AICP, to its consultant family. Thomas comes to CMA with experience as an environmental, transportation, and urban planner.

December 2014 – Parking Valuation: CMA has been retained by the Board of Directors of an LLC to prepare a market analysis and valuations of multiple large garages.

December 2014 – Garage Feasibility: A private development and property management firm has retained CMA to provide research and financial feasibility services for two garages that may be constructed in conjunction with transportation system improvements on the East Coast.

November 2014 – Parking Management: CMA has updated the Parking Management Plan for East Stroudsburg University, which is moving into the planning stages for construction of a new student center, library, and additional on-campus housing.

October 2014 – Access Strategies: CMA is a member of the team selected by Montgomery County, PA, to provide an Asset Strategy and Project Management Services for County Complex in Norristown, PA. CMA will focus on the parking and access management for employees, the Court and jurors, and visitors to the complex.

October 2014 – Professional Education: “Losing Rodney Dangerfield: A Transformational Trend” was the presentation delivered by Barbara Chance to the New York State Parking Association’s conference. Barbara’s talk focused on how parking professionals are working to increase “respect” for the industry and its role in the economy and daily life.

October 2014 – Parking Management: Dartmouth University has asked CMA to work with it to prepare a Parking Improvement Strategy that will provide a way forward for parking and transportation, taking into consideration the recently completed Master Plan.

August 2014 – Travel Service Management: For a large financial services company, CMA is preparing a Travel Services Sourcing Strategy and RFP for partners/vendors. The company spends in excess of $20 million annually on travel services, and it wants to enhance the value of that spend as well as ensuring that levels of service match the varied needs of the departments.

August 2014 – Special Events: CMA assisted Villanova University with the approval process for a mixed use development of resident housing, related retail, a Performing Arts Center, and a parking garage. A strategy for the distribution of special event traffic and parking was prepared, and CMA testimony explained it to Township representatives.

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