John Gregory is a principal with Lynx Ventures, a real estate development firm, and an inaugural member of the RVA Thrives Steering Committee.
John at a Glance
Commercial and Residential Development
Role with RVA Thrives
Steering Committee Member
Part of the solution will be for developers and others to look first at what the community is asking for.
With real estate development and institutions in general, I think there's a great temptation to look at the tools that you have and to start to see everything in that mindset or framework, and to look at just what has worked well for you in other ways. I think that part of the solution will be for developers and others to look first at what the community is asking for and what that specific location and the people that live there, work there, need and are asking for, and then to go think about the tools that they can bring to bear to help with those problems.