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U.S. Acquisitions Program

Acquisition program representative for U.S., for Nissho Iwai American Corp. (now Sojitz Corp.)

 

StoneCreek Partners was retained by Nissho Iwai American Corp. (NIAC, now Sojitz) as owner’s representative for their North American acquisitions program. The retainer relationship included solicitation and screening of investment proposals, initial investment suitability and feasibility evaluations for NIAC, and in select instances, preliminary deal structuring and due diligence support for prospective acquisitions.

 

Two select examples of additional detailed due diligence support were Calhoun Beach Club and Condominiums situated along the shoreline of Lake Calhoun in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, and, Newport-Banning Ranch located in Newport Beach, California. Sojitz was formed in 2004 by the merger of NIAC and Nichimen Corporation.

 

Sports Arena Exploration

Rapid-prototyping of massing and right-scaling, along with market and financial feasibility analysis for an NBA arena as part of a mixed-use gaming resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.   The work has included a role as themed entertainment consultant to this venue and the overall project, to seek overall consumer appeal for the planned destination place.

 

Confidential – At client request, the rapid-protoyping image shown here includes limited details only.

 

Business and Social Lounge – Ideation

aec   Confidential Client  |  Ideation and experiential design for niche business and social lounge.  For First Unit beta in Greater Los Angeles and multi-site roll-out thereafter, after testing.

 

Illustration work shown here is a product of aec‘s Rapid Prototyping Unit, combining feasibility results with preliminary project scaling, layout, and overall guest experiential design – created to assist Ownership group in confirming design intent and project budgets.

 

 

Escape Room Experience

aec   Conceptual design and guest scripting for an “escape room” facility with several escape experiences offered.   The challenges designed for this escape room include physical challenges as well as problem-solving requiring mental agility.    Teamwork is particularly emphasized to encourage social interaction as part of the experience.  A precursor and inspiration for this escape experience is the famed Entros (Seattle) restaurant, wildly popularly back in the early 1990’s.

 

“Escape room experiences” are offered in all manner of challenges, formats, and settings, making for a robust and flexible entertainment platform.

 

Escape rooms have become a popular leisure-time activity, with potential appeal to diverse age and customer trip purposes (date night out, family outing, group experience, etc.).

 

Confidential – At client request, the rapid-protoyping image shown here includes limited details only.

 

 

One Marine Drive Accra

aec   Conceptual exploration for coastal pier district adjacent Accra’s government center and central business district, prepared for investor group evaluating the project’s potential.  Much of the effort involved acting as a retail-entertainment consultant to determine how to activate a critical mass of retailers, attractions, and entertainment for this destination place.

 

Illustration work shown here is a product of aec‘s Rapid Prototyping Unit, combining feasibility results with preliminary project scaling, layout, and overall guest experiential design – created to assist Ownership group in confirming design intent and project budgets.

 

Confidential – At client request, the rapid-protoyping image shown here includes limited details only.