Ralph J. Basile, JD

Ralph Basile

Ralph J. Basile is the Owner of Vantage Point Real Estate Development Management, LLC, of Annapolis, Maryland, a real estate development management and economics advisory firm which assists public and private clients. Coupled with his 37 years of extensive development, business and investment experience, Mr. Basile has a broad educational background including degrees in law, city planning and urban economics.

Mr. Basile has broad experience in such diverse fields as market and financial feasibility analysis, asset management, economic planning, developer solicitations, development packaging, project funding, and project implementation and management. Mr. Basile has been responsible for a variety of consulting and development assignments, especially during the pre-development and project packaging stages of these endeavors. He has managed hundreds of development management assignments both nationally and abroad.

He has also negotiated dozens of development agreements, procured project financing for large- and small-scale projects, managed local development organizations, strategically planned various economic development projects, directed preliminary design and engineering services, and completed real estate workouts nationwide. His management and technical expertise has been employed through the conceptualization and development of both small-scale and major real estate projects carried out solely by private investors or through cooperative business arrangements facilitating transfer of real estate assets from government to private entities. To date, total transaction value is over $5 billion.
The projects listed below by practice area include those managed or completed by Mr. Basile in 40 states and abroad while an owner or senior staff at development consulting firms over nearly four decades.

High Tech and University Related Development

• Research Parks
• High-Technology Parks
• Biotechnology Centers
• Laboratories
• Educational/Training Facilities

Most Notable:
Johns Hopkins, Bayview Research Park, Baltimore, MD
Lincoln Labs (MIT), Lexington, MA
University of Virginia Research Parks, Charlottesville, VA
Utah Technology Park System, Salt Lake County, UT
HEAT (Higher Education and Applied Training Center),Harford County, M
UVA/Virginia Tech Graduate Education Center, Falls Church, VA

Institutional Development

• Transit/Parking Facilities
• Corporate/Banking
• Hospitals/Educational

Most Notable:
University of West Indies, Trinidad
Livable Centers Initiative (LCI), several GA communities
Gleason Corporation, Honeoye Falls, NY
Brooks City Base, San Antonio, TX
Government Space, Fairfax and Arlington Counties, VA
Veterans Affairs Medical Center EUL, Cleveland, OH

Retail/Restaurant Development

• Urban/Suburban Infill
• Commercial Corridor Reinvestment
• Town/Lifestyle Centers
• Mixed-Use/Urban Redevelopment
• Downtown/Main Street Revitalization
• Specialty Centers
• Reinvented Retail Centers
• Community/Neighborhood Retail

Most Notable:
Mall of America, Bloomington, MN
The Van Ness, Boston, MA
Chestnut Hill Square, Chestnut Hill, MA
University Station, Westwood, MA
Novi Town Center, Novi, MI
Pier Village, Long Branch, NJ
Jacksonville Landing, Jacksonville, FL
Crown American Mall, Oak Ridge, TN
Roebling Complex Reuse, Trenton, NJ

Industrial Development

• Flex Spaces
• Business Parks
• Warehouse/Light Industrial
• Manufacturing Centers
• Logistics/Distribution Centers

Most Notable:
Hopewell Business and Industry Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Utah Industrial Depot, Tooele, UT
Hampton Roads Centre, Hampton, VA
Onizuka Base Reuse, Sunnyvale, CA
Greater Louisville Technology Park, Louisville, KY
Teverra Ecoville, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Recreation/Arts/Meetings/Entertainment Development

• Indoor – Amusements, Entertainment, Arts, Gaming, Conference/Convention, Trade/Exhibition Centers
• Outdoor – Golf Courses, Marinas, Concession/Restaurants, Campgrounds

Most Notable:

CenterStage, Richmond, VA
Lego Land and Knotts Berry Farm, Mall of America, MN
The Boulders at Lake Acworth Golf Course, Cobb County, GA
North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
Nauticus National Maritime Center, Norfolk, VA
Marriott/Trade Center, Chattanooga, TN
Continuing Education Center, Columbia, SC
Theatre Square (renovation), Louisville, KY
Vicksburg Convention Center, Vicksburg, MS
Performing Arts Complex, Clemson University, SC
Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI

Asset Management/Organization Support/Litigation Testimony

Most Notable:
Several BRAC Asset Management Programs, Nationwide
BB&T Center Asset Management, Broward County, FL
Town of Whitehall Project Asset Management, Middletown, DE
NJ Transit Property Holdings, State of NJ
Potomac Yard, Alexandria/Arlington, VA
Lowcountry TDR Program, Beaufort, SC
Repurposing Economic Initiatives, Providence, RI
Meadowlands Xanadu Project (litigation), East Rutherford, NJ
Upper Lockwood Medical Research District, Charleston, SC
Staffing/Technical Assistance to Non-Profit Development Entities: Albuquerque, NM; Beaumont, TX; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Jacksonville, FL; Louisville, KY; Richmond, VA; St. Cloud, FL
Proposed GSA Facilities: Harrisburg, PA; Winchester, VA
Bloomfield Redevelopment (litigation), Bloomfield, NJ
Reservoirs and Lakes Asset Management, State of Kansas
Green Development Energy Strategy, Loudoun County, VA
Del Mar Fairgrounds Asset Management, San Diego, CA
PacifiCorp Asset Management, Portland, OR
Utah Industrial Depot (litigation), Tooele, UT

Hotel Development

• Urban/Suburban Infill
• Conference/Convention Center Lodging
• Mixed-Use
• Adaptive Reuse
• Recreation/Resort

Most Notable:
Hyatt at Greenville Commons, SC
Crowne Plaza on the Waterfront, Hampton, VA
Marriott at Lafayette Yard, Trenton, NJ
Westin, Virginia Beach, VA
Choice Hotel, Carlisle, PA
Sheraton Starwood Hotel, New Bern, NC
Vinoy Renaissance Hotel, St. Petersburg, FL
Adams Mark at Palmetto Center, Columbia, SC
Sheraton Waterside, Norfolk, VA
Marriott, Chattanooga, TN
Holiday Inn, Iowa City, IA
Brown Hotel (renovation), Louisville, KY
Marriott, Richmond, VA
Bungalow Hotel, Long Branch, NJ
Omni Hotel, Charlottesville, VA
Hotel Roanoke (renovation), Roanoke, VA

Office Development

• Suburban Centers
• Downtown Projects
• Multi-Purpose Centers
• Specialty Office

Most Notable:
Resolution Trust Corporation, Nationwide
South Station Reuse, Boston, MA
World Houston, TX
ARA Food Services Headquarters, Philadelphia, PA
Papago Park Center, Phoenix, AZ
Southern Bell, Jacksonville, FL
Prudential Insurance, Jacksonville, FL
Capital Square, Des Moines, IA
Discovery Channel HQ, Silver Spring, MD
Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ
Hampton Roads Centre, Hampton, VA
Palmetto Center, Columbia, SC
State of Virginia Development Authority Holdings, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, VA

Residential Development

• Urban/Suburban Complexes
• Planned Unit Developments
• New Downtown Projects
• Adaptive Reuse
• Retirement/Congregate Care Communities
• Luxury Subdivisions
• Waterfront/Resort Communities
• Workforce/Affordable Housing

Most Notable:
Crescent Centre, Louisville, KY
Pier Village Residential (Condo and Rental), Long Branch, NJ
Multiple Redevelopments, Baltimore, MD
Clemson Downs Retirement Community, Clemson, SC
Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA
Beachfront North, Long Branch, NJ
700 Haymount, Fayetteville, NC
Old Town, Fort Collins, CO
The Albermarle (Elderly/Life Care), Tarboro, NC
Old Town, Wichita, KS

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

Most Notable:
Silver Spring, MD
Herndon, VA
Boston, MA
Falls Church, VA
Philadelphia, PA
Salt Lake County, UT
Alexandria, VA
Jersey City, NJ
Tempe, AZ
East Point, GA
Marietta, GA
Hoboken, NJ
Portland, OR
Las Lunas, NM

Mixed-Use Development (MXD)

Most Notable:
Papago Park Center, Phoenix, AZ
State House Square, Hartford, CN
Capital Square, Des Moines, IA
1325 Boyleston, Boston, MA
Chestnut Hill Square, Boston, MA
South Station, Boston, MA
Xanadu, East Rutherford, NJ
Pier Village, Long Branch, NJ
Greenville Commons, Greenville, SC
Palmetto Center, Columbia, SC
Town Center, Virginia Beach, VA
Oviedo on the Park, Oviedo, FL

Campus-Related Project Development

Have conducted real estate development work in 73 college and university towns in 30 states and abroad, where project economics was supported by the students, faculty, staff and visitors at these small and large educational institutions.

Planned Unit/Sustainable Development

Most Notable:
Town Of Whitehall Project, Middletown, DE
University Station, Boston, MA
Upper Lockwood Development, Charleston, SC
Brooks City Base, San Antonio, TX
University of Virginia Research Park, Charlottesville, VA
Hampton Roads Centre, Hampton, VA


George Mason University
Juris Doctor, Law
1975 – 1980

Virginia Tech
Masters Degree, Urban and Regional Planning
1972 – 1975

Virginia Tech
Bachelors Degree, Economics
1968 – 1972


Vantage Point Real Estate Development Management, LLC, Annapolis, MD
September 2013 – Present

Principal and Owner/Member
Vantage Point Development Advisors, LLC (formerly BBP & Associates, LLC)
January 2010 – December 2013

Principal and Owner
Basile Baumann Prost Cole and Associates, Inc.
March 1990 – December 2009

Senior Vice-President
ZHA, Inc.
January 1978 – February 1990

Publications Staff & Editor of “Land Use Digest”
ULI- Urban Land Institute
April 1978 – June 1980
Also wrote the “Downtown Development Handbook”, first edition, and was editor of “Environmental Comment”