As a part of one of the graduate course I am taking, I need to develop a business plan for a coffee shop startup. I have chosen a office building as the location of the shop.
I want to provide some numeric data about the building. I had a chat with the financial investor of the building and he gave me some numbers giving clues on how profitable the coffee shop will be.
As this data is not from a credible resource I am afraid that the marker may assume I have made it up.
Do you think can I still make use of this data without treated as a plagiarist (or perhaps data fabrication)?