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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.

Destination Resorts

Destination resorts are among the most challenging engagements. By their very nature they tend to be located in dramatic natural landscapes, frequently challenged by access, lack core infrastructure and services, and are appealing to discretionary spending from their target markets. Thus, not only do such engagements need to carefully consider physical elements, but also the compelling market appeal that will establish a destination. The analysis requires carefully analyzing the symbiotic relationships between multiple land uses to ensure proper scale and phasing while achieving desired financial goals. Examples of such engagements include:

  • Maui Land and Pineapple Company, programming recommendations for multiple land holdings, Maui, HI
  • Grupo Dine SA, programming recommendations for Punta Mita and land holdings in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • The Athens Group, market and financial analysis, development recommendations, Hualalai, Kona, HI
  • Foster Enterprises, comprehensive market and financial analysis and programming for Royal Gorge, Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Lowe Destination Resorts, development programming for Suncadia resort, Rosyln, WA
  • Nicklaus Investments, analysis and recommendations for multiple potential golf resort locations in Colorado
  • Hines Interests, analysis of development potential for Aspen Glen and Aspen Springs Ranch, Carbondale, CO
  • Kiawah Partners, development programming for Christophe Harbour, St Kitts, West Indies
  • Four Seasons Hotels, real estate programming for Belmont Beach, Nevis, West Indies