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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.

 

Redlands Snowtacular

Production of special event held each year on the Saturday following Black Friday, at a major Inland Empire retail shopping center.   Featuring retailer product introductions, live bands, amusement riders, and always, more than 30 tons of snow for a hale-bale confined kid’s play area.

 

Jumeirah Hills New Town

Retail district programming for planned mega mixed-use development in Dubai, including guest experiential programming, district- and neighborhood-level tenant mix, tenanting, and leasing strategies.

 

StoneCreek Partners was retained to create retail and shopping center concepts and a leasing plan, in a dozen locations throughout the planned Madinat Jumeirah “new town” in Dubai. The project was envisioned as a new urban core for that district of Dubai.

 

Work included a detailed retail tenant mix, leasing, facilities descriptions, critical success factors, and detailing of the retail-entertainment program for more than two million square feet of retail space (GLA). StoneCreek Partners also helped devise the “big idea” for this master-planned community – a network of great streets and grand canals with destination entertainment at major intersections throughout the community.

 

Westin Hotel LAX

Hotel project feasibility report, including market study with financial projections, facility recommendations, and hotel franchise affiliation recommendations, for planned commercial hotel situated along Century Boulevard at the Los Angeles International (LAX) Airport. Opened as a Stouffer, later re-flagged as a Westin.

 

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.