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Development Niche in China – Lifestyle Centers

Brian Tang has a model and product type that I could see being a huge niche market for LifeStyle centers throughout China, and the entry point for many developers and the development business in China. Continue reading

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Mixed Use driven by Density

Logically and subconciously, mixed use is driven by density (simple supply and demand). It is imperative that developers don’t focus on recreation of London or New York mixed use, however, that doesn’t mean that lessons can’t be learned and implemented in a way to accomodate the specific areas density/demographics. Continue reading

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Village at Gulfstream – Adventura, FL

A recent Milhaus site visit to Village at Gulfstream spurred significant debate regarding project viability.  specifically, is project viability discernible in Miami on a short-term basis, the poster child of the current economic collapse.  Arguments can be made that delivering a project in Miami is a success of some magnitude in and of itself, however, the … Continue reading

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Mixed Use Density Capped by Costs

Mixed use projects in midwest are traditionally limited to wood fram construction because of market rents/pricing vs. construction costs Continue reading

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Greyfields: A Mixed Use Dream?

Starting in the mid 1990’s, many enclosed malls began losing tenants because of low sales, causing many to completely shut down.  The main reason for this was that Americans were finding other ways to shop besides driving miles to the … Continue reading

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Mixed Use Per Unit Price Misnomer

Mixed use development valuation is not easily quantified on per unit basis in residential projects, especially when comparing to non-mixed use comparables Continue reading

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Approvals often Underestimated

Project approvals often underestimate the potential of uses not typically developed by petitioner Continue reading

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