The Saint Consulting Group

The Saint Consulting Group specializes in winning zoning and land use battles. Since 1983, as the climate for development has become increasingly fraught with opposition, the firm has worked successfully on more than 1,400 controversial real estate development projects in 44 U.S. states, in Canada and in the United Kingdom.  Saint Consulting pioneered the management consulting discipline of land use politics.

The Authors

mikesaintheadP. Michael Saint is founder and CEO of The Saint Consulting Group and a pioneer in the new management consulting field of land use politics. Starting in 1983 after careers in journalism and politics, he built a global organization bringing together the skills, training and constantly advancing technologies needed to win the most contentious land use permitting battles across the United States and in Canada and the United Kingdom.


bobflavellheadRobert J. Flavell is an attorney with wide experience in government, politics, and land-use strategy. During more than 20 years with Saint Consulting, he successfully managed hundreds of land use campaigns and developed the firm’s defense practice. His articles on land use issues have appeared in numerous trade and professional publications. He is a member of the Massachusetts, U.S. District, and U.S. Supreme Court bars.

patfoxheadPatrick F. Fox has managed or consulted on hundreds of land use projects across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. An experienced political campaign strategist, he is an innovator in adapting state-of-the-art grassroots political campaign techniques to win important land use disputes. He also developed the Saint Index©, the world’s only international survey that quantifies and analyzes opposition to development.