The Pigott Entrepreneurship Lecture 2014


Sustainability, Global Change and Preservation:

Rebuilding the Urban Community through Creative Entrepreneurship

Kevin Daniels

President of Nitze-Stagen & Co., Inc. and Daniels Real Estate LLC.

Mike Powe

Senior Research Manager, Preservation Green Lab National Trust for Historic Preservation

» Thursday, September 18, 2014
GU Jepson Center Wolff Auditorium

Reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Lecture and Q&A session 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an engaging conversation with Kevin Daniels ('79), President, Nitze-Stagen & Co., Inc. and Daniels Real Estate LLC. and Gonzaga University Regent and Mike Powe, Sr. Research Manager, National Trust for Historic Preservation. Mr. Daniels will be talking about how he incorporates sustainability and preservation into communities through creative entrepreneurship. Some examples that his company  has been involved in include the restoration of the Starbuck’s Center, Union Station, Stadium Place, Fifth & Columbia, Frye Art Museum, and Merrill Place. Dr. Powe is speaking on recent research he led for the National Trust for Historic Preservation that showed the value that older, smaller buildings play in making great neighborhoods and supporting robust local economies. He will also talk about some other recent work from the Preservation Green Lab (the R&D arm of the National Trust), including studies tying preservation to climate change mitigation and strategic planning efforts to encourage creative building reuse in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. You can read more about his research at

The entrepreneurship lecture is made possible through a permanent endowment established by the Pigott family to educate the next generation of global leaders.