Davies redefines real estate entitlement
Our unique and proprietary approach is legendary -- a reputation earned by winning approval for more than 310 developments over 30 years. We win by crafting and delivering messages that activate people to speak out and petition passionately in support of your development. At Davies, we are not satisfied until we have shifted public opinion, with citizen advocates outnumbering, and outworking opponents.
How We Help Win Entitlements
Dominate the public debate to win
Entrepreneur Changes Treasured Landmarks
A high-profile businessman moved to an exclusive coastal community and began acquiring renowned hotels, clubs, and golf courses -- all cherished local landmarks — with ambitious plans to modify, rehabilitate, or expand each. However, within a very short period of time, the businessman faced a firestorm...
Citizens Rally Against Proposed Subdivision
When Davies entered the fight over development of 650-acres known for its pristine beauty, the issue had been defined as "Save-or-Pave" by no fewer than four groups organized to fight our client's proposal.
Developer Faces Multi-Pronged Opposition
A bid to create a premier destination resort-casino in South-Central Kansas was opposed by three counter-proposals from politically connected competitors who had mobilized thousands of vocal opponents. Complicating the situation was a state legislator and his allies focused on killing our client's proposal.
Project Targeted by Anti-Growth Initiative
In one of the most stringent anti-growth counties in the country, opponents of a high-density residential project placed an anti-growth measure on the ballot with the specific purpose of blocking our client’s project.
Community Activated for Infill Proposal
A proposal to recycle a quarry and turn the area into nearly 5,000 homes, offices, and a retail center faced fierce opposition due to the proposed location in an already-congested area of a major city. Represented by a fervently anti-growth council member, the area had a history of anti-development community activism.
Campus Expansion Prevails
A small college in an exclusive residential community with a fierce NIMBY ethic wanted to double its campus size with 20 new buildings totaling 300,000 ft2. Opponents used local media and an aggressive misinformation campaign to create the illusion that the entire community was opposed.
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"When it comes to creating strategic messages and winning community relation programs, there is no firm more effective than Davies."
Russ Goodman, President
"Davies strategy and tactical ability is phenomenal! I have used firms in the past, and they just don't get it, but Davies worked 24 hours a day to figure out the real problem and how to overcome the issues. I have never found another firm that works like that."
Chuck Lande, President