Rethinking retail’s role in animating streets and public spaces
June 15, 2019, No Comments

For decades, planners, urban designers, and policy makers have advocated for street-facing ground floor retail space as ...

The Viability of Vertical Retail in Urban Environments
May 16, 2016, No Comments

In the context of vertical shopping environments, a rule of thumb that is sometimes applied is that sales performanc ...

Office Feasibility Analysis Resources
November 27, 2012, No Comments

Doing a market feasibility analysis for an office development isn’t exactly exciting, but its an important exercis ...

Know Your Surroundings
March 15, 2011, No Comments

The first step in determining the market opportunity for retail land uses is to get an understanding of one’s surround ...

Constraints
March 14, 2011, 2 Comments

After gaining an understanding of the environment in which the project sits, the next step is to determine the constrain ...

The Vision
March 13, 2011, No Comments

A vision is a guiding statement or document which vividly illustrates what a location looks like and how it will functio ...

Anchors and Market Feasibility
March 12, 2011, 1 Comment

“Anchors” are large retailers (or clusters of similar stores) which are capable of attracting a significant inflow o ...

Testing Assumptions
March 11, 2011, No Comments

Private sector developers often conduct a feasibility study to test whether a particular project is viable given local m ...

Quantitative Market Analysis
March 10, 2011, No Comments

At this point, the assumptions, vision, and general direction of the retail node in question should have already have be ...

Qualitative Market Analysis
March 9, 2011, 1 Comment

Qualitative research is an excellent way to back up assumptions and test theories about the market and is particularly e ...