Engineering a Pipeline Protest

I am often asked “what are the toughest projects on which you work?”  The stories of epic multiyear, knockdown, drag-out battles are best told over adult beverages, but I can tell you that pipelines and electrical transmission lines crossing multiple jurisdictions spanning numerous municipalities, counties, states and even countries are the most complicated and problematic […]

Top 10 CRE Developer Mistakes

History is constantly repeating with developers making these same old mistakes. Learn from experience and have a strategy to avoid these common problems. 1. “Don’t tell anyone anything.” There was a time when keeping your plans quiet and slipping in under the radar actually worked but that was long ago. Filing a plan in July […]

The Truth about Fake Protesters

Whether protesting a president, a policy, a pipeline or a development project, it is highly unlikely that protesters have been paid. It is much more rare and ineffective than you might think. Imagine trying to keep payments to hundreds of people secret, any of whom may tell a friend, brag about the easy money or […]