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

Detailed hotel market  feasibility studies to determine size, scale, types of tenants/hotel as well as positioning along with assessing operators’ interest in locating on this large North Edmonton 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 licencing 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.

Mt. Washington Alpine Resort, Courtenay, BC. 

Visioning and Updated Master Plan for Mt Washington. Vision and overall market potential for multi-use/all season destination resort. Financial and market implications analyzed to provide a 'market driven' development program for the new village core including retail, hotels, camping/RV, residential, and other uses. Guidelines for implementation of the program. Overall retail planning for the resort's village as well as preparation of marketing/investment packages.

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.

Whistler Village North. 

Viability of a public market serving both residents & tourists.

Whistler Village, Delta Hotel, Anchor Retail Tenant. 

Due diligence and impact analysis from development changes completed to the Whistler’s original hotel (Litigation work).

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 venues, lifts & 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 General Store.

Vernon, BC.

Market Study, Merchandising Strategy & Business Recruitment Package to reposition & revitalize an existing downtown core as a more tourism based town, . situated near Silver Star Resort.

Squamish, Vernon & Revelstoke, BC.

Market Studies and Merchandising Strategies

Tyax Wilderness Mountain Lake Resort & RV/Campgroud, Goldbridge, BC. 

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

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.

Shawnigan Lake Village, Shawnigan 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.

Denman Island Eco-rejuvenation Spa Resort RV/Campground, near Courtenay, BC. 

Concept plan, market and business plan as well as master planning for a boutique retreat on an ecologically sensitive 67 acre coastal property situated on one of the most ‘green’ Gulf Islands in BC.

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

The Shops at Woodlake, Kohler, Wisconsin. 

Remerchandising strategy for this town center situated within this master planned community which is the world headquarters of the Kohler Corporation.

Point Roberts Waterfront Village, Washington. 

Commercial development strategy and tenant mix planning to create a ‘town center’ for this community comprised of 2,000 residents.


Ritz-Carleton Hotel at Batchelor 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.

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.

Urban entertainment center, Orlando, Florida.  

Tenant mix and development guidelines.

Mixed Use/Urban entertainment center, Phoenix, Arizona.

Market, merchandising & development strategies.

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.

East Texas Tourism Plan, College Station, Texas. 

Regional tourism development strategy using local market parameters and a computerized geographic information system (GIS) based on an assessment of transportation/access, natural & recreational resources, commercial services/facilities, and attractions. Highlighted key development opportunities that hold the most potential based on what this region had to offer and its available markets.

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.

Mixed use commercial development, Coolangatta, Gold Coast. 

Highest & best use development strategy for vacant waterfront parcels (owned by LendLease) situated within an existing residential resort community.

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. 

Downtown shopping centres and retail developments,

Various cities in Queensland, Australia. Market studies, repositioning and remerchandising strategies.

Entertainment oriented shopping centre in downtown Cairns, Queensland. 

Feasibility analysis.

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 Stradbrook 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.

Bond University, Australia’s First Private University, Gold Coast, Queensland.

Commercial and residential development strategies for residual lands around the university; based on both local market conditions as well as comparable North American universities.

Public market development, various sites in states of Queensland and New South Wales. 

Viability analysis.

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 Paddys Market – 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 – Australia’s premiere boating destination.