Local real estate adviser picked for city of Columbia Planning Commission seat

The city of Columbia has announced the newest member of the city’s planning team. Local real estate consultant Dale Stigamier was appointed to the city’s planning commission. He will serve a three-year term.

Dale Stigamier. (photo provided).

Dale Stigamier. (photo provided).

“I was very excited to have the opportunity to give back. I’ve been in the development business for my entire career,” Stigamier said. “I’m a practitioner that certainly understands the importance of the planning commission and how they impact and guide growth.”

Stigamier is the managing principal of Integrity Real Estate Advisors, a commercial real estate consulting  and advisory firm that provides development services, property tax representation, and feasibility/market studies to various groups including to property owners, lenders, equity providers and brokers.

He works alongside Richland County Councilman  Torrey Rush, who serves as the company’s director of advisory services.

Stigamier’s career has focused on commercial real estate development, asset management, property management and market/feasibility analysis. He has been in the development and asset management business since 1998, including stints in Cincinnati, Ohio and Atlanta, Ga. He has been headquartered in Columbia.

Stigameir graduated with a bachelor’s of business administration with a concentration in finance and real estate from the University of Cincinnati.

Stigamier is a member of several organizations in Columbia, including the CCIM Institute, Urban Land Institute, Historic Columbia Foundation, Columbia Museum of Arts Contemporaries.

He also serves on the ULI Midlands Reality Check Steering Committee, Historic Columbia Foundation Board of Directors & Advocates and as the Ray Tanner Foundation’s The Home Run Committee Director of Volunteers.

Stigamier’s role within the planning commission is to help  develop and maintain a continuing planning program that would build up the city and benefit residents. The commission also addresses local development issues and opportunities.

The Commission also advises City Council on annexations and zoning changes, and approves subdivision plats/large development plans.

Stigamier said Columbia has a strong outlook for population and economic growth, and he will use his skills and experience to help guide zoning, planning and land use decisions.

“Columbia is obviously in a great position for the future. The city’s going to grow tremendously in the next 30 years,” Stigamier said. “We need to grow by choice and not by chance.”

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