Placemakers' Nathan Norris to Direct Downtown Development in Lafayette, LA

Founding Principal of PlaceMakers Named CEO

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Nathan Norris, a founding principal of Placemakers, LLC and long-time CNU member, has joined the Lafayette, LA Downtown Development Authority as CEO.

From the Placemakers' press release announcing Norris departure: "An attorney, a real estate broker, and an experienced manager of sales and marketing teams — in both an urban infill and greenfield development capacity — Norris brought private sector perspective to the firm’s projects. It’s a perspective that became increasingly valued in an era in which most planning was undertaken by local and regional governments struggling to sync public purpose with market demand."

Norris will be missed by PlaceMakers, who guarantee his invaluable work will continue. "'Lafayette now gets to leverage Nathan's experience, while PlaceMakers continues to build upon his many contributions. Ultimately, we all profit from these inevitable transitions,'" states Hazel Borys, managing principal at Placemakers.

Norris is to begin with Lafayette immediately. Read the full press release here: PlaceMakers Press Release