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May 8, 2019

Earning & Leveraging Community Support for New Development Projects

RIDC President Donald Smith pens article for National Real Estate Investor Magazine on earning and leveraging community support for new development projects.

“Navigating the public approval process for large-scale, transformational real estate projects can be challenging for developers, especially with community residents, community organizations and governmental entities making different, sometimes conflicting requests, which may or may not actually be in the community’s best interests or be viable economically. Moving through this process effectively can mean the difference between a successful property that becomes a great community asset and an ambitious plan on paper that never gets off the ground.”