The Town Builders

November 4th, 2016|General, Mixed-Use, Residential, Thought Leadership|

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.

New estimates say central Ohio could be home to 3 million people by 2050

May 9th, 2016|Community, Residential, Thought Leadership|

This year's State of the Region report, to be released today, says new projections based on recent population shifts and building trends show the overall population in the region perhaps nearing 3 million in 34 years.

More Retail Developers Adding ‘Live/Work’ Elements to Lifestyle Center Plans

September 24th, 2015|Mixed-Use, Residential|

“Retail developers are increasingly tweaking well-established formats for lifestyle centers and malls in an effort to capture tech-savvy millennial shoppers who have now become the nation’s largest and fastest-growing retail consumer segment.” Download "More Retail Developers Adding ‘Live/Work’ Elements to Lifestyle Center Plans” CoStar.

Retail Developers are Increasingly Adding Homes to the Mix

April 8th, 2015|Mixed-Use, Residential|

“The proverbial corner of Main and Main, long a hub for high-visibility retail, is now in unprecedented demand for urban housing. Instead of duking it out for site control, however, developers from these once-warring factions are joining forces to share space, nudged by changing market demands and pressure from lenders, cities and environmentally conscious consumers. Worldwide, nearly all site plans for new retail development and [...]

The Comforts of Home

October 30th, 2014|Mixed-Use, Residential|

Increasingly, developers are building mixed-use centers that include residential, office and entertainment components, which turn them more into a consumer home base and less of a functional destination.