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About Us

To coordinate the success of your facilities and funding needs we work closely with all the members of your project team - the governing board, district personnel, the architect, and state and local agencies.
Our Staff also provides assistance with facility planning and funding issues for California's Community Colleges, as well as consulting on Special Education Programs.



About Us


The professionals at Urban Advisors have more than 100 combined years of experience in successfully working with California school districts.  Our team can provide assistance with identifying funding resources, eligibility services, analysis of funding resources, governmental and community relations, and with the processes for application to the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) and the State Allocation Board (SAB).

Ted W. Dutton, President.


SFA President and co-founder Ted Dutton held the position of Executive Officer of the Office of Public School Construction (OPSC) and the State Allocation Board (SAB) under the administration of two Governors.  He is well versed in the regulations and implementation procedure of the School Facilities Program, as well as in all aspects of government relations.  He served more than three years as Chairman of the Employment Training Panel for the State of California and one year on the California State Fish and Game Commission.  Ted had over 40 years of experience in private sector development, construction and asset management.

Jo S. Dutton, Vice President.

Jo Sargent Dutton, co-founder and Vice President of SFA, has over 40 years experience in the field of education in California, both as a classroom teacher and administrator.  Dr. Dutton has a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Southern California and a Ph. D. from the University of California, Riverside.  She was the Director of Development, UCR Graduate School of Education, a Professor at the University of Southern California, and an Adjunct Professor at Chaffey Community College.  Dr. Dutton also has a California Real Estate Broker's license and is instrumental in assisting SFA clients with site acquisition and disposal.