The Usual Suspects

These Characters show up at every public hearing.You know they’re coming but are you ready for them? Opponents dominate public hearings these days. They are passionate, motivated and ready to rumble while supporters tend to stay home. Local politics kill good projects every day. Successful developers have got to be even more prepared, proactive and […]

Clandestine Market Defense

  It’s secretly acting to protect your market share and profits from an encroaching competitor by generating and organizing community opposition. It is extremely effective and widely done. Even if you are not doing it, there is little doubt it is being done to you. It is extraordinarily difficult to get any development project approved […]

Empowering Fools

   Dealing with the Idiotic, Irrational and Incomprehensible Anyone advocating for a controversial initiative today must learn to deal with the fear of change, cynicism and NIMBYism that now permeates the public discourse. True professionals understand and expect vocal and engaged opposition and have techniques and strategies to build bridges and work towards consensus. Working […]