About Shober Consulting

Shober Consulting is one of the most experienced relocation firms in Southern California.  Over more than 15 years, we have provided planning and relocation consulting services for public agencies, private developers and non-profit organizations in a great variety of large and small projects throughout the region.  In doing so, we have developed a reputation for on-time, on-budget projects that pass audits at every level and are completed without appeals or other legal problems.

Founder Bob Shober organized Shober Consulting to emphasize efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sensitivity to the human element of relocation work.  As a leading expert in his field, Bob provides our clients with an important depth of experience in dealing with budgeting concerns, housing implications, community resources and market trends, as well as the fundamentals of relocation.  Shober Consulting’s project work merges a high level of project experience with the interpersonal skills that are essential to the success of private development projects.

Shober Consulting’s clients ranges from large public agencies, such as the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD), to individual cities, such as Downey, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Commerce, Inglewood, Pasadena, San Bernardino, Signal Hill, Temecula, Riverside, Glendale, South El Monte, Irwindale and Thousand Oaks.  We also work extensively with private development firms in many different cities of Southern California.  In addition, we’ve worked on dozens of projects with smaller organizations, particularly non-profits, to maximize the positive impact of public funds invested in communities.

Shober Consulting thrives on long-term repeat business relationships with clients who trust our consistently high-level performance.  We never take any relationship for granted, but rather seek new ways to use our familiarity with a client’s approach to enhance the effectiveness of our collaboration.  Bob Shober’s advisory capabilities are especially valued by both public and private clients for their tendency to maximize their resources, avoid costly pitfalls and streamline project activity.

The quality of Shober Consulting’s fieldwork is a core element of our appeal -- unlike many firms; we have individual cases handled by experienced consultants rather than lower-level employees.  The value of our record-keeping and file maintenance experience has been proven many times over.  For example, in the Los Angeles Unified School District’s major construction program, during which our consultants completed hundreds of individual relocation cases, Shober Consulting was the only firm that did not have a single case that resulted in a lawsuit or an appeal.  In all projects, our work and work products successfully pass city, state and federal audits.   

Shober Consulting is especially skilled in the context of community meetings and public hearings, where anxieties and competing interests often make for challenging environments.  In all aspects of public outreach, our voice amid the more complex dynamics of relocation and related processes is calm, informed and confidence-inspiring.  Shober Consulting’s broad experience in the diverse cultural and socio-economic environments of Southern California and its language expertise in Spanish as well other languages enhance its ability to communicate trust as well as information.