How Community Engagement Builds Brand Loyalty with Ashley Stiles

Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast
Episode 63

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With a background in landscape architecture for luxury resort projects, Ashley Stiles has long believed in elevating the customer experience through “experiential development.” So much so that she started her own real estate firm, Tribe Development, which focuses on functional, design-forward projects that intentionally cultivate community. As a longtime commercial real estate leader and proud member of Chickasaw Nation, Ashley shares how these identities intersect and enable her to be a better problem solver and community builder. In this episode, she emphasizes the importance of community involvement in the development of public spaces, particularly in the context of her work as a development consultant for CSU Spur – where she supports placemaking and public engagement – and as an artist featured in the art program at Steamboat Springs’ Sleeping Giant School.

Ashley Stiles with her commission, Original Influencers, for Sleeping Giant School in Steamboat Springs

Discussed in the Episode: 
Tribe Development
Chickasaw Nation
Art at CSU Spur
Sleeping Giant School Art
Tread of Pioneers Museum
Ute Indian Museum
Jason Bruges’ Rotation Index (at CSU)
Dumb Friends League
Article on Scent for RTO (WSJ)
Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Ashley Stiles on LinkedIn

About Ashley Stiles:
As the founder and CEO of Tribe Development, Ashley offers more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate along Colorado’s Front Range. Her signature development approach ensures her projects set the standard for function, design, and positive interaction in their communities. Ashley is a proud member of the Chickasaw nation who brings a unique voice and distinct perspective to the table. She believes in creating and cultivating community by looking beyond the physical elements of the built environment to consider its greater impact on the people who use it.

A graduate of both Colorado State University and the University of Denver, Ashley’s professional expertise includes identifying new market opportunities, guiding entitlement and municipal coordination, design and construction oversight, and financial and legal management. Over the course of her career, she has developed more than $1 billion in assets. In addition to her work at Tribe, Ashley has extensive experience serving on multiple boards including the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, American Cancer Society, CSU’s Green and Gold Foundation, and CSU’s Everitt School of Real Estate Board.

About Dot Dot Dot: The NINE dot ARTS Podcast
Dot Dot Dot is the continuing conversation around art and placemaking in the built environment. Hosted by NINE dot ARTS CEO Martha McGee, episodes explore art, culture, community, and more with a range of reputable business leaders. Tune in biweekly to learn how an original art experience can boost your business and make a social impact. Episodes are available wherever you get your podcasts!