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August 23, 2016 Dinner Meeting

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 Building a Community Around a Project:

Are you concerned about creating stakeholder buy-in for your projects? In this talk, Britton Griffith-Douglas will describe her company’s success mixing economic development, public service and real estate growth in an urban development by building a community around the project. Over the last few years her company has worked on multiple and mixed downtown projects, including one brand new building, the Palladio, and one building that required a renovation while maintaining its' historical attributes, the Arlington Towers. Marketing both buildings, establishing both locations as tech friendly tenant hubs and creating teams for construction and community support was daunting. They were successful by establishing a common community thread through both projects. The brand and movement of StartUp Row, the permitting process and creation of Reno's first Parklet was done with the City of Reno, and they initiated relationships with EDAWN, UNR and the Chamber as open Landlords that allowed the company to show these spaces in tours and discussions. With this trifecta of unity in the community they built a buzz, were able to show people a hands on experience of each location, and were granted a place in downtown Reno by constructing buildings they believed in. Her company has built trust and relationships and through this has had access to assistance, marketing and positive perspective on projects. They strive to build a community around each project.

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Speaker: Britton Griffith-Douglass, Vice President, Operations at Reno Engineering

Britton's Bio:

Britton Griffith-Douglass is Vice President, Operations at Reno Engineering, a development services company celebrating over 21 years in the Northern Nevada Community. Her company provides professional services to land owners, developers & builders to achieve development and construction objectives, priding themselves in assisting clients using experience in development consulting, entitlement and permitting acquisition, construction management & civil engineering. Britton is a 5th generation Nevadan, born and raised in Reno and is a University of Nevada (UNR) graduate with a degree in International Business Major, economics emphasis & Spanish minor. She is involved in many local groups including: Regional Alliance for downtown, Riverwalk District, House of Genius, Nevada Youth Empowerment Project, NCET, Volunteers of America and Reno Tahoe Tonight.


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