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Webinar Recording

Community Development: How data influences where we dine, shop and sleep

January 25, 2023
60 minutes

Webinar Recording

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About the Webinar

Data is fascinating and it is everywhere. Learn from industry experts how they leverage rich data to make decisions that bring communities together, for the better. For this webinar, leaders from Replica and Borne will host a discussion to showcase how the two companies have partnered to deliver location intelligence to organizations across the country. Executives from Leading Hotel Groups and Business Improvement Districts will join to highlight how data modeling can provide insights that enable decision-makers to optimize development and location siting, encouraging economic development. As we start to enter the ‘New Normal’, using these tools will be critical for strategy, planning, and development.

Panelists include:

Nick Bowden, CEO, Replica
Greg Nasser, CEO, Borne
Faith Broderick, Economic Development Director, Georgetown Business Improvement District
David Morgan, VP Food + Beverage Strategy, Sonesta Hotels

In this webinar we discussed:
  • How Replica and Borne have teamed up to provide location intelligence solutions
  • How data modeling can be used for economic development and forecasting
  • How how public agencies and private development groups can partner to promote economic development

City leaders and managers, public policy leaders, state and local government agencies, transportation planners, consulting firms, private companies, community advocates, hotel and restaurant development leaders.


Replica provides data that empowers more informed, impactful decisions about the built environment. Our mission is to organize the world’s information about the built environment. In this webinar we featured the following speakers:
David Morgan
Vice President Food & Beverage Strategy
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Faith Broderick
Economic Development Director
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As the BID’s Economic Development Director, Faith oversees economic development to attract and retain businesses, and strengthen the Georgetown economy. She works with the commercial real estate community, property owners, tenants, community groups, city leaders, and other stakeholders to provide data analysis and strategic counsel on the Georgetown economy that helps to support a healthy and vibrant commercial district. Before joining the BID, Faith was a community planner with the DC Office of Planning, managing and contributing to citywide and neighborhood-based planning initiatives. Prior to joining District government, Faith worked for the International Downtown Association, where she helped conduct research for urban place management organizations, led technical advisory panels, and developed best practice toolkits for industry professionals. Faith holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Global Studies and Politics from Brandeis University and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Georgetown University.

Gregory Nasser
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Greg Nasser is the Founder & CEO of Borne llc, a restaurant location intelligence technology company based out of the Bay Area. An industry veteran with 25 years of direct restaurant experience, Greg has opened up over 50 restaurants and has had a hand in developing 150 restaurant executives, GM's and Chefs through a development plan called the 369. Greg has spent the past five years sitting as an Advisor for the Bay Area Real Estate Group, overseeing property development and growth in San Francisco. Prior to Borne, Greg was the VP of Operations for Back of the House restaurant group. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Colorado.

Michael Fragna, CFA
Director, Commercial Strategy
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Michael has over 12 years of experience working in real estate and financial services . He leads Replica’s private sector business and works with a number of our clients on their big data strategies .  Michael is passionate about the intersection of data, the built environment and technology and is  also currently pursuing his MBA with specializations in Business Analytics, Strategy and Change Management from NYU Stern.

Nick Bowden
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