Real Estate Developers Benefit From Yes Vote Strategies

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( — January 10, 2019) — Real estate developers need to overcome the time-consuming challenges of building community support, overcoming opposition, and getting approval for their real estate developments. Morgan James’s new release, Yes Vote: The Public Hearing Plan for Developers by Katie Coates, instructs readers on those topics. Written by Consultant Katie Coates, Yes Vote is aimed primarily at real estate developers, public relations and marketing professionals, and grassroots lobbyists. However, this is a must-read for anyone—even non-professionals—looking to get a ‘yes vote’ on their real estate development plans.

Real estate developers must get approval at a public hearing so that they won’t lose money, lose face, and alienate their investors. However, it isn’t always easy to get approval, especially on projects deemed as lost causes or hopeless. Consultant Katie Coates has been helping developers get approval at public hearings for twenty-five years. She credits her success to her special blend of analysis, strategy, and real-world experience.

“In focusing on developers and their challenges, I have created a strategy that helps real estate developers get approval from the decision makers at their town board, city council, or planning commission,” says Katie Coates, author and consultant. “The really interesting thing about this process is that it works for anyone wanting to get a Yes Vote at a public meeting in any setting. I’ve taught the strategies to a lobbyist to the Legislature of the State of New York. I helped parents who wanted to defeat a hostile action proposed at their children’s school board and it works at Homeowners Association meetings, just as well!”

In Yes Vote, Katie shares her strategies with real estate developers, teaching them how to gain approval by overcoming opposition, finding supporters, formulating a plan, and getting the attention of elected officials. Developers learn not only how to prevail at public meetings but also how to grow confident in their business and secure lasting connections with members of the community, which can help them in the long run. In today’s economy more than ever, real estate developers need Katie’s sound strategies to help them win their ‘yes vote.’

The premises are based on sound community engagement and advocacy strategies with a few critical differences.

“A funny thing happened on my way to City Hall,” says Katie Coates, advocacy expert. “I found out about the neuroscience that explains why my tactics, which I developed in the field, are so successful. I found out that what I do includes some crucial elements that many so-called experts don’t understand and employ effectively. Without implementing these finer points, real estate developers are risking their projects – as well as their budgets, their reputations, and their sanity.”

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Katie Coates, please call Nickcole Watkins at 516.900.5674.

About the Author:

Katie Coates has developed a systematic process to help real estate developers get approval at public hearings as they work through the entitlement process. She is available for consultations and presentations through her website: Katie earned her BA, with honors, in Political Science at Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, and completed her Certificate in Public Relations at University of California-Irvine. She is Accredited in Public Relations (APR). In 2018, Katie was inducted into the PRSA College of Fellows, the highest honor bestowed in the profession of public relations. Katie lives in Southern California. In her spare time, she travels, reads, and dances.

More About This Title:

Yes Vote: The Public Hearing Plan for Developers by Katie Coates will be released by Morgan James Publishing on January 15, 2019. Yes Vote—ISBN 9781642790399—has 170 pages and is being sold as a trade paperback for $16.95.

About Morgan James Publishing:

Morgan James publishes trade quality titles designed to educate, encourage, inspire, or entertain readers with current, consistent, relevant topics that are available everywhere books are sold.