Meet Mike Saint
Michael Saint is the founder and chairman of Anquiro, a digital search startup and former founder and CEO of The Saint Consulting Group, the world’s largest and most experienced firm in the new management consulting discipline of land use politics. He is co-author of the book, NIMBY Wars – The Politics of Land Use, published in 2009. He also penned the forward on “So What? Measuring and Assessing Strategic Communication in Land Use Politics”, written by Owen Eagan, published in 2013.
After a career in journalism, politics and public relations, Mike founded The Saint Consulting Group in 1983 in Massachusetts. Today he serves as the founder and CEO of Anquiro, the first company to blend proprietary technology and development knowledge for the purpose of providing subscribers' with accurate, concise, and relevant government data regarding development and contracting opportunities, competitors' activity, and changes in local regulations and rules.
A graduate of Holy Cross College with a degree in political science, Mike earned his master’s in business administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He has done additional study at the University of Chicago Business School and at the Harvard Business School.
Mike is past president of the Nashville Opera Association and served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Management Consulting Firms in New York and currently serves on the ULI Nashville District Council Governance Committee. He previously served as a trustee on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Consulting and Management Inc. and as a board member of the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Mike has been a guest lecturer at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate Distinguished Speaker Series, the Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business at Belmont University and Hult International Business School in Cambridge. He is the author or co-author of articles published in Land Development magazine, Urban Land magazine, Shopping Center Business, the Stone, Sand and Gravel Review, REBusiness Online and Design Intelligence magazine and ADITBrasil Planned Communities.
He has addressed the International Council of Shopping Centers Conference on Open-Air Centers and its ReCON Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas, the Commercial Retail Council of the Urban Land Institute, the Missouri Limestone Producers Association, the Government Affairs Committee of the National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association, the Ontario Sand, Stone & Gravel Association and the Pennsylvania Gaming Congress and Racing Forum, ADIT Brazil COMPLAN 2014 and other international, national and regional business organizations.