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La Costa Ranch MPC

For this prominent master-planned residential community, in North San Diego County, work was in support of company’s overall business planning effort. Client organization was interested in understanding the financial comparison of various build-out strategies, exiting either through bulk land sale, finished lot takedowns to end builders, or hold and develop through end homebuilding. Work included “finished lot vs. builder pad” take-down scenarios.

 

BCE Development had acquired this North San Diego County master-planned community with substantial remaining build-out inventory, as part of a portfolio acquisition of major land developments. A business plan with detailed market and financial analysis was prepared, for use by California senior management of this major Canadian company, in presenting to the Board of Directors various alternatives for disposition and/or development. One key strategic marketing issue in the business planning effort, was the amount and type of senior housing (independent living, assisted living, skill nursing, etc.) to be included in the land use plan.

 

The La Costa Ranch property is part of he City of Carlsbad, a unique coastal community located about 35 miles north of the City of San Diego surrounded by mountains, lagoons and the Pacific Ocean. The City’s overall build-out population is about 135,000 residents based upon a total dwelling unit cap ratified by Carlsbad votes in the November 1986 election. While a smaller, coastal community, Carlsbad is the location of multimedia, biomedical, electronic, and light industrial businesses.

 

Mercado del Lago Shopping Center

Leasing plan and financial analysis for planned shopping center in Rancho Santa Margarita, California.

 

Extensive financial analysis was prepared in collaboration with client organization’s CFO, in tandem with ongoing land use master planning and experiential design efforts for this town center facility in the heart of this highly-successful master-planned community.

 

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is a result of a handshake land deal where James C. Flood and Richard O’Neill, Sr. purchased the property and later, O’Neill deeded his land holdings to his son, Jerome, under whose leadership the ranch grew to 230,000 acres and spanned three counties. The holdings later become home to such communities as Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita. The Rancho Santa Margarita landholding traces its history to the Shoshonean Native American Indian trible known as the Acagchemen. The community is situated along the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, master planned as an urban village.

 

Los Angeles Metro Rail

Development strategies, including financial and market analysis, for joint pubic-private development opportunities at Metro Rail stations.

 

Joint development refers to commercial development that is encouraged at such stations stops as part of the overall regional economic strategy for such transportation development. Work effort included a market study with financial recommendations to document the fiscal economic impact of such joint development strategies.

 

Metro Rail is an urban rail system serving Los Angeles County, California. It consists of six lines, including two rapid transit subway lines (the Red and Purple lines) and four light rail lines (the Blue, Green, Gold and Expo lines) serving 80 stations.

 

Newport-Banning Ranch MPC

Asset opportunities review as part of owner’s business planning process.

 

The 505-acre Newport Banning Ranch was owned by an affiliate of Nissho Iwai American Corp. (NIAC), in venture with partners (Taylor Woodrow Company and a major oil company). NIC was interested in what feasible disposition and/or development options might be best for this property. Important issues included its location within a California Coastal Commission LCP planning jurisdiction, ongoing oil and gas extraction operations conducted throughout the County (454 acres) portion of the property, abandoned oil well clean-up, and sensitive habitats, steep coastal bluffs, gullies and ravines.

 

Work completed for NIAC while StoneCreek Partners was retained as U.S. representative for new acquisitions and venture investments, including acting as a due diligence consultant, in real estate.

 

Valencia MPC Retail

StoneCreek Partners was retained by a division Marketing Dept. of this major land development company to provide advisory services in connection with ongoing business planning efforts. A focus of the work was the build-out of the retail portfolio of neighborhood and community shopping centers.

 

The project focused on application of business planning methods to support planned levels of more comprehensive future land development, including builder land residual analysis, methods of consolidating financial data for multiple projects, and aspects of financial reporting to senior management.

 

Valencia is located in the northwestern corner of the Santa Clarita Valley, a part of Los Angeles County in Southern California. In 1987, it was one of the four communities (along with Saugus, Newhall, and Canyon Country) that merged to create the city of Santa Clarita, California. Valencia was planned and developed over several decades starting in the 1960’s by The Newhall Land & Farming Company. Valencia’s master plan features paseos which allow a resident to travel around the entirety of Valencia without having to cross streets.

South Tahoe Redevelopment Plan

A feasibility study and program implementation plan was prepared for several districts in the community of South Tahoe (California / Nevada).

 

The Project Area for the South Tahoe Redevelopment Agency (STRA) was adopted on June 28, 1988 by Ordinance NO. 746. The Project Area is located in the northeast portion of the City of South Lake Tahoe and encompasses approximately 174 acres. Major land uses include tourist facilities and commercial development. The Project Area generally runs along Highway 50 from just west of Ski Run Boulevard to the California-Nevada border.

 

LA Downtown Mixed-Use

Feasibility and financial analysis support in support of master-plan by Parkhill Partners, the development company for City Centre Development. The 161,000-square-foot site is between 8th, 9th and Francisco streets and the Harbor Freeway. The project is now under development as The Metropolis, by Greenland USA.