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EDAWN names business development manager
by Tribune Staff
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Courtesy EDAWN - Paul Kinne
Courtesy EDAWN - Paul Kinne
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RENO — The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) has named Paul Kinne as business development manager for retention and expansion.

In his position, Kinne will manage local company relationships to promote expansion and job growth as well as seek new opportunities with existing businesses in the Reno-Tahoe area.

Additionally, he will assist in the retention of companies that might be courted by other states and communities to consider leaving the area.

Kinne will collaborate with companies on their needs and help provide solutions, including coordinating tax, training and other state incentives programs for which the companies could be eligible.

Kinne brings 15 years of extensive industrial and office project management experience to EDAWN. Previously, he was development manager for Panattoni Development for which he managed the development of 2.6 million square feet of commercial and office space totaling more than $150 million in total project costs. He negotiated lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements and coordinated with real estate brokers and general contractors on projects. Kinne also worked as a marketing specialist at Colliers International in Reno, where he negotiated commercial property sales and lease agreements and facilitated site selection and analysis.

“Paul’s extensive background in commercial and office real estate and project management is an asset to EDAWN as we work with companies to expand their operations locally and help them trouble shoot issues impacting their business and growth opportunities,” said Chuck Alvey, president and CEO for EDAWN. “Paul’s in-depth knowledge of the real estate market, compliance and laws will further serve companies doing business in our area.”

Kinne, a Carson City native, graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1995 with a bachelor of arts degree in speech communications and a minor in business administration. His community involvement includes being a member of the board of directors and current treasurer for the northern Nevada chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

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