Hiding Is Not a Strategy

Hiding is not a strategy. The opponents are coming whether they are anxious abutters, political opportunists, competitor funded rabble-rousers or local activists. Keeping quiet doesn’t cut it anymore.  Then why are so many developers still keeping a low profile and walking into public hearings blind and unprepared? Some think they can win approvals simply because […]

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 […]