DNA’s Destination Downtown
Downtown Real Estate Game Plan

“Vacant Spaces To Vibrant Places”

Real Estate Showcase,  Community Visioning Walking Tour, and Possibilities Presentation • Two Day Event

In Downtown Natchez, as in other communities nationwide, property owners may want to redevelop, but they may not know how to evaluate the best end-use of their property in the context of their market. DNA’s Destination Downtown: Real Estate Game Plan, our newest annual event, will aid owners, developers, investors, and potential business owners in that process. Ultimately, DNA will assist owners and developers in constructing pro forma statements to help them make sound development decisions.

2024 DNA’s Destination Downtown: Real Estate Game Plan Materials from Place + Main

The Game Plan is a package of materials that includes current and projected market data, including demographic trends and retail leakage; and results of the Downtown Visioning Walking Tour and Possibilities Presentation, with recommendations of strategies Downtown Natchez could undertake that would improve the real estate conditions.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Destination Downtown Real Estate Showcase & Community Visioning Walking Tour with Joe Borgstrom

Cooley and Co. Natchez • 631 Franklin Street
  • 5 pm – Reception & Refreshments to Go
  • 6 pm – Community Visioning Walking Tour
We kick off day one with downtown redevelopment specialist Joe Borgstrom as he leads a community visioning walking tour to gather grassroots input on what businesses are needed or wanted in Natchez.  First, join us at Cooley & Co. at 5 pm, then beginning at 6 pm, the walking tour with Borgstrom begins. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Possibilities Presentation with Joe Borgstrom

Natchez Grand Hotel • 111 N. Broadway Street
  • 11 am – Noon
Don’t forget day two, where we will get some feedback and results from the previous day’s walking tour! We gather at 10 am at the Natchez Grand on the Bluff, as Borgstrom shares insights into our local retail trade area and our downtown real estate market. 
This event is sponsored by the Downtown Natchez Alliance, in partnership with the Mississippi Main Street Association, and is funded by a USDA RCDI grant.
For more information or questions, contact Jo Ann Brumfield:
downtown@natchezdna.org | 601-597-1445

Our Guest Speaker

We are honored to have Joe Borgstrom of Place + Main Advisors as our special guest!

Joe Borgstrom

About Joe Borgstrom

Joe Borgstrom is an accomplished professional in the fields of Downtown Redevelopment, Community and Economic Development, Main Street and Placemaking. His 20-year career includes executive management, project financial structuring and evaluation, fund development, foreign direct investment recruitment, market research, program management, public speaking and consulting. He and his teams have used state and local incentives to leverage more than $2.2 billion in private investment into communities. Borgstrom’s expertise is in the areas of retail market analysis, real estate redevelopment, real estate finance, business recruitment, strategic planning, incentives, and economic development strategy. He has served clients in communities as small as 700 residents to more than 400,000.

Special Thank You to our Participating Lenders and Realtors!

UMB United Mississippi Bank
Murray Land & Homes, LLC
Cooley & Co.
Hallelujah Wine & Spirits
Paul Green Real Estate
eXp Realty - Absolute Charm Real Estate Group
Crye*Leike Stedman Ulmer Realty
NOLA Lending Group
River Park Realty
Morton's Flowerland

Concordia Bank & Trust • Home Bank • Coldwell Banker / Stewart Realty • Colson Classic Real Estate • Crye-Leike / Stedman Ulmer Realty • Miss-Lou Realty • ReMax Elite Realty • Tate & Company Real Estate