Author: Andrew Neilly

Andrew Neilly is a partner with Gallen.Neilly & Associates, a global media and communications consultancy based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Articles by Andrew Neilly

  • A Short History of CBDs/BIDs
    Published on January 01, 2010 in
    Community benefit districts (CBDs) were first developed in Maryland during the 1980s, but business improvement districts (BIDs) date back to the early 1970s in the Canadian city of Toronto.
  • Benefiting From Special Districts in Cities
    Published on January 01, 2010 in Market Trends
    With U.S. cities increasingly strapped for cash, it comes as no surprise that community benefit districts (CBDs) are gaining in popularity. But will CBDs redefine America’s cities of the future? A growing number of property owners think so.