Empowering Fools

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Dealing with the Idiotic, Irrational and Incomprehensible By Patrick Fox, President & CEO The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. – Albert Einstein 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 … Read More

Unknowns in Land Use Politics

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Political due diligence in commercial real estate By Patrick Fox, CEO Saint Consulting fox@tscg.biz Any company making decisions about a commercial real estate deal does a lot of due diligence. They study demographics, market share, infrastructure, and deal financials among other things. What too many still fail to do is a political due diligence. All land use decisions are political … Read More

Mike Saint to Speak in Charleston

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Mike Saint, Chairman of the Saint Consulting Group, will be speaking at an upcoming meeting of the South Carolina Urban Land Institute. The politics, the economics and the emotion of real estate development are incredibly complex and layered equations.  Population growth in South Carolina outpaces the rest of the country with the greatest influx of immigration headed to the coastal … Read More

Senior VP aiding Hollywood Studios

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Our own Senior VP Owen Eagan is receiving well deserved attention and accolades for his research in his capacity as “Executive-in-Residence” at Emerson College. Owen excels at working with our clients to build and protect market share and now he is helping big Hollywood studios to do the same. Read more here: http://www.ibtimes.com/debunking-hollywoods-opening-weekend-myth-best-movies-its-all-about-week-4-2354315

A lot has changed.

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Dear Friends: A lot has changed. As you may have heard, in January our founder, P. Michael Saint, stepped out of his role as CEO. Mike started The Saint Consulting Group over thirty years ago creating the world’s first firm focused exclusively on the politics of land use. Maintaining his high standards for constant innovation and industry leadership to best … Read More

Patrick Fox Named Saint Consulting Group CEO

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HINGHAM, MA — The Saint Consulting Group announced today that Patrick Fox has been named the company’s new CEO, effective January 1. Mike Saint, company founder, majority shareholder and current CEO, will remain as chairman of the board of directors and will be focusing on developing a new technology company that plans to offer new services to the commercial development … Read More