Our Sensible Approach

StartingGate executives work with local governments to determine the best use for public land designated for sale to the private sector.   With over 100 years of development and redevelopment experience working for both the public and the private sector, our executives possess the direct project experience that enables them to effectively masterplan, entitle and then close on the desired public land development project.

In many cases, the best project is the one that invigorates the surrounding community as a positive amenity and stimulates growth and jobs.  By predefining the use of the project while retaining ownership throughout the entitlement process, the public entity has the leverage to ensure that the resulting development is one that fully meets the pre-stated requirements.

StartingGate executives strive to provide both leadership and guidance to ensure that the resulting development truly benefits the surrounding community.

Donald Smith

Donald Smith
President

Eric Paulsen
Board Member

Jim Trammell
Development Manager

Qantas Corman
Board Member

Bob O’Neill
Development Consultant

Chris Fredrick
Shareholder