Strategy & Entitlements Trestle STrategy Group

TRESTLE STRATEGY GROUP is a consulting firm located in Boulder, Colorado that specializes in real estate strategy and entitlements, owner’s representation, project management, needs assessment, facilities planning and community engagement. The firm oversees real estate development and construction projects from concept to completion, delivering impeccable project management, intelligent strategy, and smart solutions. We understand the intricacies of development and thrive in complex situations. Our goal is to help you feel the same way – smart, informed, and successful.

We plot a roadmap based on our years of experience in real estate that will direct your project through the path of least resistance. We custom tailor a strategic approach for every project based on each project’s complexities and requirements. Whether you need help realizing your large-scale development vision or simply navigating the complicated zoning and code laws, we have the expertise to accomplish your goal.

Strategic Real Estate Asset Analysis

With each project we embark on, we work to quickly understand the organizational needs and challenges, develop a customized approach and roadmap to implementation. Providing a transparent, analytical process that gives decision makers the ability to make informed, smart and defensible decisions is a key part of our success. Understanding and communicating the challenges and complexities of real estate investment allows our team to select the best method to ensure that a successful outcome is the result. Our proactive approach helps our clients participate and succeed in complicated real estate development projects by identifying and understanding risk points, financing structures, entitlement hurdles as we as anticipating and planning for community opposition. In addition, we rely on our extensive network of experts in the real estate community to dig deeper on specific areas to understand the constantly changing construction and financing environment.

Entitling Complexity

Trestle has significant experience with successfully entitling complex development projects and has provided ownership representation for multiple organizations, municipalities and private developers. Our strengths lie in understanding the key development features and translating those into a process and language that all stakeholders can understand. We build investment into each of our projects through clear and consistent communication, collaborative problem solving, and outlining a clear path and roadmap through the entitlement process. Our extensive experience ranges from 500 acre rezoning and planning projects with TOD components, to very large TOD infill projects next to existing RTD Stations, to other types of smaller, but equally complex projects involving historic landmarking, flood recovery, rezonings, affordable housing and annexations.

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Site & Property Analysis

Trestle has completed dozens of conceptual mixed-use, housing, municipal, and other use-type studies to evaluate the yield potential of properties . We are extremely exerienced in applying land use codes to quickly and efficiently evaluate development opportunities to identify the most vibrant, sustainable options. We balance a multitude of development issues including the preservation of existing habitat, surrounding development patterns, open space, parking, roadways, housing product types, storm water quality and detention, landscape, pedestrian circulation and transit access to create plans that will not only be efficient but improve the existing fabric of our communities. As a steward of the land, we understand the impact new development will have on existing neighborhoods as well as our precious local resources. We tread lightly and explore a wide variety of alternatives to find the best way to integrate into the surrounding environment.

Regulatory Liaison & Stakeholder Engagement

Trestle builds strong relationships with many individuals, key stakeholders, municipalities, community organizations, and other groups. We work to gain support and identify champions for our project from the very beginning of our involvement and continue to capitalize on these relationships throughout the project’s lifespan.

We are accustomed to working with clients who have multiple levels of input and decision making built into their processes. From the outset, we will work to identify who all of those decision makers are, anticipate what their concerns and expectations will be, and develop a strategy to engage with them throughout the process to keep them informed and supportive of your endeavors.

"We chose Trestle Strategy Group and were extremely pleased with the professionalism, dedication and experience that all the members brought to the task. The town staff and residents, encouraged by Danica Powell and her crew, provided information, data, ideas and alternatives that helped the Board to make the right decisions." — Mayor John O'Brien of Town of Lyons

Reve Pearl District

Boulder Wellness Center

Mental Health Partners

I have worked with Danica for close to two years now on our project to remodel a 30,000 square foot, partially occupied building in Boulder to create a Wellness Center for Mental Health Partners. Her expertise and passion has been nothing but outstanding throughout the entire process. Her local knowledge of everything from dealing with the City, construction and architectural knowledge, and budget tracking to current and past building regulation has been invaluable to help us keep our project on track and within budget. - Doug Flowers, Facility Manager at Mental Health Partners

Evans Scholar House

Evans Scholar Foundation

West Fourmile Canyon | Ponderosa Mobile Home Park

City of Boulder

Lyons Housing Collaborative

Tow of Lyons | Boulder County Housing Authority

"I deeply appreciate the talent and dedication Trestle brought to working on a high stakes, politically charged project on a very tight timeline. They were highly creative and consistently went the extra mile to make sure the team put our best effort forward and maximized all the possible resources and strategies available to us." - Willa Williford, Housing Director of Boulder County Housing and Human Services

Green Gables

Green Gables Development Corp.

Shining Mountain Waldorf School

Denver Elks Lodge 17

Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

Trestle Strategy Group

Danica Powell | Founder & Principal | 303.579.6221

Cole Meleyco | Project Manager | 408.828.8394

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