Ten Things You Should Know About Project Opponents

1. Opponents defy demographics. They now come from every ethnicity, age, party, ideology, region, religion, and gender. While in many situations the more affluent — with the most to lose in potential real estate values — are the most common opponents, they tend to defy categorization and come from virtually all walks of life. 2. […]

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 […]