• 31 minutes

Selecting the Best Tools for Your Development Project


Developers and municipalities see things differently when working on a development project.

Negotiating the incentive package has become much more important over the years. The level of public improvements that municipalities are requiring continues to have raised standards. There are many factors to consider in determining which tools to use for your development project including size and location of development project, anticipated land uses, build-out period and phasing, is it a necessary public infrastructure, etc. Developer’s concerns regarding the certainty of revenue streams go up against the municipalities concerns about the benefits to community.

Runtime: 30 minutes



Mary Jo Dougherty

Mary Jo Dougherty

McGeady Becher P.C.

  • Shareholder at McGeady Becher P.C.
  • More than 25 years’ experience in the areas of special district, real estate and municipal finance law
  • Achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Serves on Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute Board of Directors
  • Frequent speaker on public finance and development at conferences and continuing legal education seminars
  • J.D. degree, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Order of St. Ives
Kathy Kanda

Kathy Kanda

McGeady Becher P.C.

  • Special Counsel, McGeady Becher P.C.
  • Represents special districts utilizing variety of public finance mechanisms in complex development projects
  • Serves on Colorado Health Facilities Authority Board of Directors
  • Prior career in state government working on tax, natural resource management and land use policy initiatives and programs
  • Selected to 2010 Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star list
  • J.D. degree, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Order of St. Ives

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