Kathleen Rose

President, Rose & Associates Southeast, Inc.

Davidson, NC

Kathleen Rose is President of Rose & Associates Southeast, Inc., where she has combined decades of experience as a development expert and real estate analyst to build a unique consulting practice, serving public, private and institutional clients and managing the analysis, planning and development of a wide range of real estate and economic development projects throughout the eastern United States.

Rose holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute of the National Association of Realtors. After receiving the designation in 1989, she went on to serve on the Institute’s Faculty and as Chair on a number of regional and national executive committees. She also holds the designation of Counselor of Real Estate (CRE). The CRE credential is awarded only to those individuals who are invited by their peers as established consultants into the membership of The Counselors of Real Estate. She is also a member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), which confers the CeCD Designation (Certified Economic Developer) and is pending certification.

Kathleen Rose serves on Advisory Services Panels for the Urban Land Institute (ULI), including the Daniel Rose Center for Public Policy and has been published in a wide variety of institute project documents. She is also a member of the International City/Council Management Association (ICMA), and its affiliate the Alliance for Innovation.

A widely quoted expert, she is the author of numerous articles which have appeared in a wide variety of industry trade publications covering topics including retail, development, urban planning, economic development and related subjects. She is also often asked to speak to a wide variety of audiences on these topics. Her work in real estate, community and economic development has resulted in being recognized by Business Today as a top businesswoman in the Lake Norman region in 2010 and the Charlotte Business Journal as among the top 25 businesswomen in 2011.

To provide living models and case studies for the firm’s work, Rose is also Managing Partner of the property company that developed South Main Square in downtown Davidson, NC, a mixed-use revitalization project which was the catalyst for forming the arts district in the South Main Street corridor. Her most recent endeavor is the creation of PiES – the Project for Innovation, Energy & Sustainability, a green industries incubator to serve as a public-private partnership model for community entrepreneurial development. PiES was awarded the Region of Excellence Award in 2014 for Growing the Economy by the Centralina Council of Governments.

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