Thursday, February 7, 2013

Davidson-based Rose and Associates expands services

Davidson-based real estate advisory firm Rose and Associates has hired Budd Berro, former director of the Piedmont Regional Office of the Governor of North Carolina. Berro will serve as senior finance and public policy consultant.

Berro's addition comes as the firm is expanding its services to help the public sector with economic development.

“Expanding our services to include public sector implementation is an exciting next step for Rose & Associates,” says Kathleen Rose, President and CEO. “Many communities struggle with economic development either because they don’t have a strategic plan or because they simply don’t have staff with the skills, experience or resources to execute a plan. Our team will work as an extension of municipal staff, putting programs, initiatives and operational structures in place and creating infrastructure that supports a vibrant local economy.”

With 20 years of experience, Rose and Associates has advised real estate development companies, private equity firms and municipalities. 

Most recently, the city of Germantown, Tenn., hired the firm to implement a strategic economic development plan the firm developed last year. 

“Providing effective support to communities as they develop, refine and implement their economic strategies is critical to their success in creating long-term economic sustainability and growth,” Berro said. “This is what our firm is uniquely qualified to address.”