Downtown Dallas, Inc. (DDI) warmly welcomes Douglas Prude to its team as Economic Development & Planning Analyst. This role is the first of its kind at DDI, created because of the exponential growth Downtown, and as such, the need for historical data, maps, and graphic visualization has increased dramatically, as well as the need for current market analysis and informed forecasting. Prude will provide data on everything from developments and commercial & residential leasing to street improvements and parking in Downtown. Prude’s work will position DDI as the prominent resource for valuable Downtown market information for developers, investors, new business, and the media.
Prude has over 15 years of professional experience, spending the past four years in commercial real estate as the Director of Research for the Henry S. Miller family of companies. In his past capacities, Prude has been responsible for conducting all research, producing exhibits, and managing the technologies that are used to market and appraise properties.
Prude holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from University North Texas and a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from The University of Texas at Arlington, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.
Not a stranger to Downtown Dallas, Prude has been active in PARK(ing) Day Dallas since 2010 and has co-chaired the event since 2014. He also serves as a representative of the Jesuit College Preparatory School class of 1992 and aids in the coordination and execution of alumni events including the annual scholarship drive.
“We are thrilled that Doug has joined our team, which is the first of several additions in a plan to further grow the capacity and expertise of DDI. As Downtown evolves, so should our organization in order to respond to the changing needs of our members, PID stakeholders, and the community. We look forward to Doug’s contributions that will inform data-driven planning, economic development, policy, and programmatic decisions for DDI,” said Kourtny Garrett, DDI’s President.
“I am very excited to be working with the good people here at DDI. I believe their efforts here have contributed significantly to Downtown Dallas blossoming into the dynamic area that it is today, and I am looking forward to contributing to the continued success of the area,” added Prude.