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.
Yaromir Steiner served as a discussion leader at ULI’s Fall Meeting in Dallas on October 26 focusing on building 18-Hour Cities. His presentation was entitled Urban Transformation Tools.
When suburban malls began to stagnate in the early 1990s, the parent company of the retail stalwarts Bath & Body Works and Victoria’s Secret took a chance on a different kind of shopping experience.
A developer of the Four Bridges community, the visionary behind Liberty Center and a leader of Premier Health are all being honored for their efforts to improve their communities.
Restaurants have long served as critical components in the experiential equation of Steiner + Associates town centers. “Eating out is in,” said Yaromir Steiner. “Whether it is a chef-driven concept or a fast-casual restaurant, dining is an inherently social activity that elevates the destination status of a community, drives traffic and captures coveted discretionary dollars.
Regarded as one of the brightest and most creative thinkers and planners in the country, Yaromir Steiner recently presented an ICSC continuing education workshop titled Reinvention: Property Redevelopment and Repositioning.
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.
At a time when attracting traditional department store anchors to a new or existing project is more difficult than ever before, one category that has continued to emerge as the next generation “anchor” is restaurants.
Steiner + Associates CEO Yaromir Steiner will once again be teaching at ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers at the Wharton School of business at the University of Pennsylvania this year.