The Hurdle Every Developer Faces

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By Patrick Fox, President, The Saint Consulting Group According to the 2015 Saint Index,  72% of Americans say their community is overdeveloped or fine just the way it is.  They are saying they want the door closed and all development stopped in their community. This is the hurdle eve ry developer starts with on every project.  Even communities desperate for jobs, … Read More

Ways to kill a real estate project – how opponents try to derail development, Part 2

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By Patrick Fox, President, The Saint Consulting Group The Saint Consulting Group often does seminars for trade associations, client real estate departments and other groups. A popular topic is “How to Kill a Real Estate Project”. By learning the techniques that opposition groups utilize to derail a project, developers can learn how to avoid common mistakes and identify plan weaknesses. … Read More

Saint Tips: Communication plan for developers: earn trust, counter NIMBYs

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By Patrick Fox, President, The Saint Consulting Group, and staff With large-scale development often facing clamors of opposition, generating community support for a project is a challenge to developers. To persuade a community to support a new project often means overcoming issues of property use, real estate value, traffic, environmental issues or character of a neighborhood. A developer needs a … Read More

Opposition to local mosque plans highlights new NIMBY fears

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A Moslem community in Brentwood, Tennessee, has decided to drop plans to build a local mosque after a planning battle thrust religion into the middle of a land use dispute. The Tennessean, reporting on the story, said that it highlights a trend where plans for building places of worship face growing resistance.