Kathleen Rose – BIO

Kathleen Rose

Ms. Rose is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rose & Associates Southeast, Inc. Ms. Rose combined decades of experience as a development expert and real estate analyst to build a unique consulting practice which assists public, private and institutional clients in market feasibility, project positioning, site selection and economic development. Ms. Rose has managed the analysis, planning, development, and positioning of over 400 real estate and economic development projects throughout the eastern United States.

She 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 of regional and national executive committees. She also holds the coveted designation of Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) of the National Association of Realtors and serves as Chair of the CRE Consulting Corps. Ms. Rose is also a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and has served on Advisory Services Panels for ULI, including the Daniel Rose Center for Public Policy, published in a wide variety of institute project documents. She is also a member of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), which confers the CeCD Designation (Certified Economic Developer) and is pending certification.

Ms. Rose is a quoted expert and has authored several articles for a wide variety of industry trade publications covering topics including retail, development, urban planning, economic development and related subjects. She has also presented at meetings and conferences 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, Ms. Rose is also a partner in private development projects, including 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, and the creation of a local small business incubator to serve as a public-private partnership model for community entrepreneurial development, which received the North Carolina Centralina Council of Government Award in 2014 for “Growing the Economy”.

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