Douglas Hutchinson has over thirty years of experience in hands-on design/build projects spanning single family homes to multifamily residential, commercial office, and retail to industrial real estate. His scopes of work have included acquisitions, master planning layouts, entitlements/construction permitting, infrastructure, and comprehensive master plans. In total, the value of his development projects exceeds $810,000,000. Doug developed and implemented multiple types of development districts for underwriting urban/suburban real estate projects.
Downtown Redevelopment and Urban Planning
His Downtown Redevelopment and Urban Land Planning experience includes hands-on work with historic preservation methods and Tax Credit regulations. Doug established National Register and historic Districts. He also established ordinance overlays for the preservation of facades, historic resources, and neighborhoods. Doug has been active in preservation programs such as the national award-winning Texas Main Street Program and the Texas Downtown Association where he served two terms as a board member. As the director of CRA districts and Main Street Renovation programs, he created and implemented urban development programs in several communities.
Business and Economic Development
His business and economic development experience includes the establishment and operation of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) which was the first center based off-campus. The SBDC specialized in the growth and nurturing of local existing and new business development. Doug taught Retailing Excellence (how to beat Walmart) and Economic Development programs at the state and national levels. His business development work ranged from local to international levels to recruit new business in a variety of industrial fields. Doug conducted negotiations with large multi-billion-dollar international firms, “Fortune 500" corporations, and start-up companies. His follow-on work included feasibility analysis, actual creation of project documents, financing, design, and construction of facilities yielding 2,500 new jobs and $100,000,000+ in investments.
Your Perfect Solution
Doug’s experience creates an ability to understand real estate needs, identify emerging trends and spot the potential for real estate development opportunities. Doug finds the challenge of assembling complex real estate solutions against the odds exhilarating. Unconventional linkages and connections of development trends are his specialty.