News and Insights

Identifying and understanding land use regulations is critical to the success of both site selection projects and long-term company operations. Learn more about how land use regulations impact property development in this installment of Insights from Quest’s Kim Williams Davis.
Maximizing your tax savings requires looking beyond traditional economic development incentives. Significant financial benefits can be achieved through cost segregation. If you’re interested in saving money on your next project, check out the latest edition of Insights to gain perspective from Terri Johnson of Capstan Tax Strategies.
The next installment of our Insights series highlights the location variables that impact construction costs. David Hardy provides his perspective from more than 25 years in site and facility design.
Quest has launched a new series, Insights, which will provide an “inside look” at different facets of the development process. The series will contain perspectives from the Quest team as well as from our valued partners. This is the introduction and our first content feature will launch later in June, with future installments every few weeks.
Quest has rolled out upgrades to our site certification programs. All of the Quest certified sites, and those that transferred with us from McCallum Sweeney Consulting, are now on our website on a dedicated Certified Sites page.
The Quest directors have evaluated 1,229,471+ acres and 75,992,604+ square feet of buildings. If you average the latitude/longitude of all the locations, you get a point near Waterloo, Alabama.
Walker Seman, a Furman University student, is interning with Quest over the summer. At Quest, Walker is assisting with data analysis including property and infrastructure assessments, workforce analysis, and GIS applications. Walker is currently studying Economics, with a planned graduation date of May 2020. He has completed internships for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and Furman University Athletic Department.
Dewey Evans joined the Quest team in April 2019 as a Business Analyst. As Business Analyst at Quest, Dewey will assist with both site selection and economic development projects with site and infrastructure assessments, labor and workforce analysis, and tax and incentive analysis. Dewey has more than four years of public and private industry experience. His most recent experience including being a Program Manager at Ten at the Top, a regional strategic planning organization for Upstate South Carolina’s 10-county region. In this role, he led the regional programming efforts for three of the organization’s driver areas: Economic and Entrepreneurial Vitality, Sustainable Growth, and Community Vibrancy. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Appalachian State University.
Quest helps companies of all shapes and sizes with their site selection decisions. Due in part to market demand, we offer our site selection services a la carte in order to meet our client’s needs. The following services can be provided all together through our typical four-phase site selection approach or in a myriad of combinations:
While continuing McCallum Sweeney’s site certification programs, the gold standard in the industry, Quest has expanded our economic development services to include a variety that may be a better fit for participants from a time and financial commitment perspective. Services such as the Quick Assess or Site Evaluation require much less resources than a full certification while still providing an enhanced deliverable outlining property strengths and deficiencies as well as recommendations for furthering the readiness of the proposed property. At Quest, we understand that properties are at various levels of readiness and one size does not fit all. Quest is willing to tailor our services to fit the needs of our clients while still providing the highest level of service and industry expertise.