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Market Analysis and Economic Development for Resorts, Hotels & Leisure & Entertainment Facilities

Resorts, Hotels, and Leisure/Entertainment Facilities in BC

Whistler Village North Marketplace, Whistler, BC

Tenant mix planning, marketing and development guidelines for this convenience based shopping, condo hotel and office development that anchors the extension to Whistler’s original village.

Big White Village, Kelowna, BC

Overall development and preliminary design guidelines for the ongoing development and ‘infill’ projects being developed at the village of this mountain resort. Consumer research to evaluate various merchandising and tenant categories being considered for the addition of the retail village.

Fernie General Store, Fernie, BC

Market study and merchandising recommendations for the conversion of a small promotional department store space into a multi-tenanted storefront.

Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver, BC

Winter visitor surveys to evaluate satisfaction levels of various service aspects of this resort's operations as well as assessing development priorities which assisted developing lifts, additional ski runs & day lodge facilities for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Retail services were evaluated as part of these surveys that were completed during the 1999-2005 winters.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Golden, BC

Market study and merchandising strategy for the new retail village as well as development and design guidelines. Concept, market & merchandising strategy for KHMR General Store.

Tyax Wilderness Mountain Lake Resort & RV/Campground, Goldbridge, BC

Market study and business plan for this Heli/back country skiing, equestrian, and fishing based resort & RV/Campground.

Retail & Hotel Market Studies, Namao Power Centre, Edmonton, AB

We created a detailed hotel market feasibility study to determine size, scale, types of tenants/hotel as well as positioning along with assessing operators’ interest in locating on this large North Edmonton shopping center site situated near the Namao army base.

Whistler RV Park & Campground, Whistler, BC

Feasibility study determining the supply/demand for this campground located outside of Whistler which includes various RV & tenting sites and recreational amenities. Study was instrumental in gaining approvals from both regional and provincial planning and licensing authorities.

Wine Country Welcome Centre, Oliver, BC

Highest & best use development strategy to maximize site’s revenue potential: uses examined included restaurant/retail, hotel, spa/wellness center, culinary facilities, meeting space, office and residential. Both residential & tourism demand were examined to further strengthen Oliver as an agricultural resort destination.

Wilderness Resort General Store, Peter Hope Lake Resort, BC

Merchandising & design guidelines for this resort’s store that serves as a model for other owned/operated resorts.

Shawinigan Lake Village, Shawinigan Lake, BC

Market study identifying development potential and impact analysis assessing the impact of an outlying shopping centre would have on this quaint country resort village.

Port Sidney, Sidney, BC

Marketing information package and pre-leasing of waterfront retail based mixed use development situated in this seaside community.

Takhini Hot Springs Resort & RV Park & Campground, Whitehorse, Yukon

Visioning and concept plan to accommodate and reflect a group of 43 shareholders’ views and values on how this 305 acre hot springs property should be developed. Directed the business planning, market and economic analysis to accommodate this agreed upon Concept Plan and provided direction to the architects to prepare the Master Plan. Completed the Positioning and Market Study for the THS Eco-Wellness Spa & Institute.


Resorts, Hotels, and Leisure/Entertainment Facilities in United States

Beaver Creek Village, Vail, Colorado

CARE Expansion, Repositioning, market study, and design strategies as well as identification of CARE (Cultural, Arts, Retail, Education & Entertainment) uses and facilities, including a 425 seat performing arts theatre and various cultural and arts packages, to revitalize this resort community’s pedestrian oriented town center village.

The Shops at Woodlake, Kohler, Wisconsin

Remerchandising recommendations for this upscale pedestrian oriented Town Center situated within this master planned community, the world headquarters of the Kohler Corporation.

Vail Valley Center, Vail Colorado

Highest & Best Use Development Strategy for a 190 acre master planned mixed use, town center development serving the entire Vail Valley. Uses included retail (incl. restaurants & entertainment), hotels, high technology, office/business park, residential, community and other institutional facilities and services. Avon, Colorado.

Ritz-Carleton Hotel at Bachelor Gulch (Beaver Creek), CO

Retail merchandising strategy for this self-contained ski in/ski-out destination resort hotel and residential community.

The Plaza, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Remerchandising recommendations for an upscale resort shopping village anchoring the historic downtown core of Coeur d’Alene.

The Power & Light (Urban Entertainment) District, Kansas City, MO

Tenant mix planning for retail, restaurant, entertainment, arts, and cultural uses of a 28-block historic downtown site known as The Power & Light District, anchored by a 30 AMC megaplex. Pre-leasing activities during project implementation.

Alpine Village Mixed Use Development, McCall, Idaho

Retail development & merchandising strategy for this MXD located in downtown McCall including development & design guidelines to help integrate & revitalize downtown McCall & strengthen it as a tourist resort destination.

New town centre/MXD, Bloomington, ID

Highest and best use strategy and concept development for a 320 acre site. Uses included retail, hotels, office/business park, community, & institutional.

Resorts, Hotels, and Leisure/Entertainment Facilities in Australia

Robina Town Centre, Gold Coast region, Queensland, Australia

Highest & best use development strategy for a large new multi-faceted town center development serving the entire region serving about 400,000 residents and several million visitors. Land uses examined included various types of retail and commercial uses, high technology/office/business park, hotel, arts & cultural facilities, residential, and open space/recreational uses.

Port Livistona, Queensland, Australia

Market feasibility of an integrated residential and tourist resort located on an island and comprising a 5-star hotel, retail complex, restaurants, taverns, 27-hole championship golf course, a National Park interpretative centre, 400-berth marina, and other recreational facilities.

Sanctuary Cove Resort and Residential Community, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Marketing Analysis of the retail, hotel, recreation and residential components. Development and implementation of a marketing plan to ensure synergy between these facilities and that they were marketed as an integrated resort community. This resort was Australia’s first integrated resort community and stimulated numerous other similar developments in both Australia and New Zealand.

South Stradbroke Island Resort, Gold Coast, Queensland

Highest & best land uses and development strategy for an extensive land tract situated a short ferry ride from the Gold Coast.

Arundel Hills Private Country Club, Gold Coast, Queensland

Pricing strategy for one of Australia’s most exclusive clubs.

The Rocks, Sydney Australia

Retail and commercial redevelopment and merchandising strategy for one of the most famous historic areas of downtown Sydney.

Pyrmont Seafood/Fish Market, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia

Market and commercial development strategy for this public market situated adjacent to an existing cannery & commercial fishing marina.

Studio City, Sydney, Australia

Assessment of the opportunity and most appropriate types of additional retail and entertainment components for commercial development, including a major office tower and Paddy’s Market '96 an existing retail, arts & crafts centre.

Ocean Shores Resort Community, near Byron Bay, N.S.W., Australia

Town center retail commercial development strategy, including residential, office, retail, recreational and university development.

Lincoln Cove Resort and Residential Community, South Australia, Australia

Retail commercial development strategy for a town center village situated next to a commercial fishing fleet and recreational harbour.

Whitsunday Rent-a-Yacht, Shute Harbour, Queensland

Marketing plan for the largest bareboat chartering company in the South Pacific.

Shute Harbour Resort, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Mixed use development strategy for a prime waterfront site situated at the embarkation/departure point for the Whitsunday Islands '96 Australia’s premiere boating destination.