CD Advisor


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Commercial District Advisors

We help our clients achieve their commercial revitalization Goals by devising actionable,market-based solutions for their downtowns.

WHO WE WORK WITH

We work with a range of clients across the country and customize solutions based on their capacity and needs.

Public


We support cities and government entities in their efforts to maintain or establish economic development efforts

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Private


We support real estate brokers, retailers and developers in their retail leasing and site selection efforts.

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Non-Profit


We support economic development organizations, community based organizations, Business Improvement Districts (BID) and other commercial district managers in their commercial revitalization efforts.

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FEATURED PROJECTS

We have worked in over 200 communities around the nation, in small towns and large cities. In 2018, our projects received Planning Excellence Awards from the International Downtown Association.

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  • Downtown Memphis Retail Market Study and Action Plan
  • East Shore Beautification and Enhancement Plan
  • Midtown Atlanta Retail Market Assessment and Implementation Strategy
  • Retail Attraction Marketing Materials: Midwood Studio City
  • Citywide Retail Strategic Plan: Cambridge, MA (2018 IDA Downtown Achievement Award Recipient)
  • NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative: Middletown, Elmira, Oneonta, Oswego, Hudson, Watkins Glen
  • Commercial District Assessment for Livingston County
  • Downtown Morganton Visioning and Master Plan
  • Citywide Economic Market Study: Trenton, NJ

SMAR2T™
Approach

Every community has a unique set of physical conditions, resources, and partners whose collective efforts can be harnessed to create healthier business environments.

The SMAR2T™ Approach ensures communities are utilizing existing assets when planning for the future.

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MARKET ANALYSIS

Assess the physical and business environment, and collect demographic and market data

STRATEGIC POSITION

Define your community’s “DNA”, the resources, assets, and characteristics that make it special

TENANT MIX

Improve the mix of businesses through business retention and attraction.

RETAIL SALES

Drive sustainability of local businesses through marketing and promotion efforts.

ACTION

A blueprint for action with actionable, market-based strategies will guide communities to achieving successful commercial revitalization

REDEVELOPMENT

Improve the public realm, build density, and enhance privately-owned properties.

DIAGNOSE

In order to more effectively allocate funding and resources towards the goals of catalyzing investment, communities must first diagnose local opportunities and challenges in the physical environment, business environment, and market conditions.

CAPACITY

Identify the organizations, people, and resources who can execute strategies. Consider the role of the existing regulatory and municipal permitting processes in supporting business growth.

CAPACITY

The best planning efforts are meaningless without the capacity to execute and a regulatory and policy framework that enables action. Qualified staff, organizational support, and adaptive regulatory frameworks are a necessary component of a successful commercial district strategy.

Commercial District Advisor Blog

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    Storefront (of the Future) Improvement Program
    March, 2019
    Nur Asri, Associate
    According to a consumer survey conducted by IRI in January 2018, 76% of American shopping journeys now begin online....
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    Why the New Wave of Mixed-Use Development Will Require Public-Private Partnerships
    March, 2019
    Larisa Ortiz, Principal
    Fifty58 is a new mixed-use development in Paramus, NJ - a place some might call the shopping mall capital...
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    Opportunity Zones - An Update
    February, 2019
    Nur Asri, Associate
    In case you haven’t heard, the Opportunity Zone is a tax incentive that was passed as part of the...
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    News Round-Up: The Mobility Revolution
    February, 2019
    Nur Asri, Associate
    The mobility revolution is in full speed, and everyone is working on finding ways to prepare, mitigate, and respond....
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    Food Co-Ops: Lessons Learnt
    February, 2019
    Nur Asri, Associate
    What are food co-ops? A food co-op is an enterprise that is voluntarily-owned and jointly-owned by shoppers. The mission of...
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    Gen Z – What’s Driving This New Generation of Consumer?
    February, 2019
    Molly Balzano, Project Associate
    Generation Z, people born between the mid-90s and mid-00s (approximately 14 to 24 years old) account for roughly 26%...
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