Additional Factors in Project Feasibility

Companies, especially those in real estate development, have developed comprehensive due diligence/feasibility processes to determine if a project is a go or no-go. But even the best due diligence/feasibility processes we’ve seen lack an understanding of the ‘political’ elements impacting a project, which often results in one of two scenarios: …

The problem with being a “Great Place to Live, Work & Play”

Traveling around as much as I do, I hear it from Mayors, I see it in community vision and mission statements, and I read it in marketing brochures. . . [insert city name here] – “A Great Place to Live, Work and Play/Shop/Stay” It’s been the tagline, catch phrase, sound …

Exclusive: Rhodora Annexation Reaches 60%

Working with several landowners, we recently submitted a 60% notice of intent to annex the Rhodora Area to the City of Lake Stevens.  Getting to this milestone was not easy. The effort began last September with an analysis of the area and determination of which method of annexation method to …

Chose Your Words Carefully

“Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.” – Confucius Language is complex and ever changing. But at its root, language is about telling a story. Communicating events, expressing emotions and inviting imagination to visualize what you’re saying. So, it’s no wonder the words we use …

In Development The Sixth P is the Most Important

Regardless of what type of business you’re in, we bet you’ve heard of the five Ps before. Unfortunately, this great example of alliteration leaves out the sixth and most important P that often has the greatest impact on real estate development: Public. Whether you like it or not land use …