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    Real Estate Planning | Four Seasons Hualalai, Hawaii

    Originally planned as a typical high rise hotel resort the project was abandoned in the late 1980's. LUE staff were part of the team asked in 1995 to update the plan.

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    Investinor, AS, Norway

    LUE was commissioned as part of team that involved mountain planners, ski area operators, and a private equity fund to develop a strategy for growing the ski and resort industry with Investinor as a direct equity partner.

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    Real Estate Research | Santa Lucia Preserve, California

    This historic 20,000 acre ranch originally planned 4,000 units, our solution limited development to fewer than 300 units and dedicated over 17,000 acres to a conservation easement.

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    Squaw Valley USA, California

    Squaw Valley is a major contributor to the tourism marketing budget for North Lake Tahoe. A special study determined ways to broaden the market appeal and reduce seasonality.

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    Market Research | Tourism Strategy, Island of Sardinia

    LUE was part of an interdisciplinary team led by Bechtel Corporation to develop a tourism strategy for an undeveloped portion of Sardinia.

Land Use Economics | Retail and Entertainment

Entertainment based retail has the potential for creating a focal point for a community and can be an anchor in redevelopment strategies. Long a mainstay in the urban fabric, it is also used in resort settings to add a dimension to the visitor experience by expanding the activity day and to create a sense of place. Examples of engagements that have focused in this arena include:

  • Squaw Valley USA, retail potential and tenanting strategy to increase summer visitation, Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Town of Mountain Village Property Owners Association, retail potential and tenanting strategy as part of the overall development plan revision , Telluride, CO
  • Branson Landing, overall development strategy, Branson, MO
  • Plaza Caracol, revitalization strategy for the first major shopping destination, Cancun, Mexico
  • Inter Oceanic Authority, redevelopment programming for urban entertainment, duty free shopping, and cruise terminal for Fort Amador, Panama City, Panama
  • Rising Real Estate, assessment of the entertainment/retail opportunities for Cabo Real, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Pier One Resort and Spa, concept development for an urban entertainment zone and special use district, Virginia Beach, VA