Developer responds to my
Museum House columns
I've kept a close eye on the drama in Newport Beach regarding the controversial Museum House project.
On Feb. 3, I wrote about how last July Museum House developer Bill Witte, chairman and chief executive of Related California, spoke at a real estate conference where he shared some sound advice with his peers about how to maneuver projects that communities opposed.
I questioned how Witte could hand out such reasonable advice yet wind up in the middle of one of the ugliest battles over a development project in Newport history. I wanted to ask Witte about this and more at that time, but he was traveling.
This week I heard from David A. Herbst, managing partner of Vectis Strategies, a public relations firm representing Related.
So what did he have to say?