Inspired By Life.
Steiner + Associates is a real estate developer and master-planner providing development, leasing, management, and third party services. The company’s demonstrated ability to apply big ideas in creative and innovative ways has played a defining role in the firm’s success. Yet, Steiner’s most important insight has been the core understanding that it is not sight lines or site plans, but human activity that defines a space and creates a place. Steiner recognizes that truly memorable and engaging built environments do more than just facilitate social, commercial and experiential activity, they actively promote and enhance it.
The Steiner approach is focused on much more than just the development of spaces and places, it ensures the creation of experiences that drive memorable moments and lasting memories. As a result, Steiner projects are destinations in the truest sense of the word: high performing places where people go–and stay–because they want to be there.
For a firm that consistently operates ahead of the industry curve and has delivered strong and sustainable retail and mixed-use developments across the country, it is remarkable to realize that Steiner’s deepest insights are not about places, but people. Steiner understands not only what people want, but also why they want it, and the firm is adept at creating environments to meet those needs. Because ultimately Steiner + Associates is not just creating buildings, but inspiring life.
When owners start taking equity stakes in their food tenants, the traditional roles can blur in some interesting ways, notes Spencer Bomar, an Atlanta-based principal of the national retail group at Avison Young. “In some cases [landlords] are partnering with chefs, and it is going as far as them sharing in the percentage rent,” he said. “They are becoming true business partners.”
Developers have stopped building malls and started making places. Consumers who can buy anything they desire using the little computers in their pockets no longer have to drive to the mall for a new dress, sofa or TV. At the same time, Americans are becoming more urban and they will walk to stores if they are in their neighborhoods.