Other Land Uses

October 15, 2020
Rethinking retail’s role in animating streets and public spaces

For decades, planners, urban designers, and policy makers have advocated for street-facing ground floor retail space as a means of animating streets and public spaces. Retail was in many ways the optimal use for achieving this activation due to its foot traffic generation and visual diversity created by storefront designs, lighting, and window transparency. Many […]

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July 21, 2016
The Benefits of PokémonGo: Footfall, Draw & Leverage

Since the release of PokémonGo, there has been an influx of coverage in what many local business and retail centres are doing to capitalize on this increasingly popular game developed by Niantic and The Pokémon Company. The premise behind this game is to mimic the story and concept of the Pokémon franchise which is aptly […]

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May 16, 2016
The Viability of Vertical Retail in Urban Environments

In the context of vertical shopping environments, a rule of thumb that is sometimes applied is that sales performance drops off by 50% for every floor above ground level. By the time you get to the third storey, you can expect only a fraction of the sales turnover. As a result the space is often not viable. When working […]

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March 26, 2016
Food Lover's Market, Cape Town

To meet the evolving needs of workers and visitors in the core of Cape Town, a new food concept has been pioneered under the “Food Lover’s Market” label. The modern eatery concept brings together the best of an urban grocery store and food court within one beautifully designed facility. Importantly, centralized point-of-sale tills allow visitors […]

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July 28, 2015
South Delta Business Sustainability Strategy

The Reurbanist team undertook a business sustainability strategy with G.P. Rollo & Associates in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of South Delta’s (Ladner and Tsawwassen) business communities in the advent of the TFN Mall Development, two planned retail developments that collectively have over 1.8 million square feet of floor area. Based on a comprehensive […]

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July 28, 2015
South Korea Retail Market Analysis

A country wide retail market analysis for Government Investment of Singapore (GIC) Members of Reurbanist conducted an analysis of the South Korean retail market in order to assist GIC in their evaluation of investing in up and coming retail centres. The comprehensive 130 page report provided an in-depth analysis of South Korea which included a study of spending behavior and patterns, demographics, competing retail projects, and […]

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July 28, 2015
SJ7 Transit-oriented Development (TOD)

35 acre retail-anchored transit oriented development by Sime Darby Property A member of Reurbanist was responsible for the market research, analysis, and report creation of a retail market analysis that aided Sime Darby Property (SDP) in determining the best retail development strategy for their retail mall component. Components of the market analysis included: site SWOT analysis […]

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July 28, 2015
Incheon Multi-modal Transit Terminal

A new US1.86 billion, 130,000 sm mixed-use, multi-modal landmark for the city of Incheon All key members of Reurbanist participated in a the creation of a market and development study for Lotte Shopping Co. for their project in the heart of downtown Incheon, South Korea. The study included a full analysis of the country and city’s economic and retail market, […]

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July 28, 2015
IFC Mall Seoul

South Korea's first Western style retail centre Reurbanist team members participated in the creation of a retail market research brief for Taubman Center's IFC Mall Seoul development located in Yeouido, Seoul's newest business district. The market research brief focused specifically on aiding Taubman Centers understand their target market by creating several Geographic Information System (GIS) generated maps that […]

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July 28, 2015
Hanam Union Square

The largest retail centre in South Korea at 152,000 square metres of leasable area   All of Reurbanist's team members participated in assisting Taubman Centres and SHINSEGAE with conducting their due diligence for Hanam Union Square in 2012/2013. Team members contributed their knowledge to developing the project's site SWOT analysis, demographic and psychographic GIS mapping analysis, concept & development strategy, and […]

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Reurbanist™ believes retail offers cities the best opportunity to recreate their urban fabric.

Developers, investors and governments around the world are recognizing how retail offers enormous opportunities. Retail is the glue which holds communities, neighbourhoods and mixed use developments together.
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Rethinking retail’s role in animating streets and public spaces

For decades, planners, urban designers, and policy makers have advocated for street-facing ground floor retail space as a means of animating streets and public spaces. Retail was in many ways the optimal use for achieving this activation due to its foot traffic generation and visual diversity created by storefront designs, lighting, and window transparency. Many […]

The Benefits of PokémonGo: Footfall, Draw & Leverage

Since the release of PokémonGo, there has been an influx of coverage in what many local business and retail centres are doing to capitalize on this increasingly popular game developed by Niantic and The Pokémon Company. The premise behind this game is to mimic the story and concept of the Pokémon franchise which is aptly […]

The Viability of Vertical Retail in Urban Environments

In the context of vertical shopping environments, a rule of thumb that is sometimes applied is that sales performance drops off by 50% for every floor above ground level. By the time you get to the third storey, you can expect only a fraction of the sales turnover. As a result the space is often not viable. When working […]

Food Lover's Market, Cape Town

To meet the evolving needs of workers and visitors in the core of Cape Town, a new food concept has been pioneered under the “Food Lover’s Market” label. The modern eatery concept brings together the best of an urban grocery store and food court within one beautifully designed facility. Importantly, centralized point-of-sale tills allow visitors […]

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