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Pasadena Stats Lifestyle Retail Center

Assignment with the owner of this prominent redevelopment property in the Old Pasadena area of the city. The owner operates a wholesale and retail decorative business from the site.

 

Working in collaboration with project architect Marc A. Futter & Associates, an illustrative guest experience program was created based on the heritage of the city and the neighborhood, and integrating tenant leasing strategies, experiential multi-media ideas, live event programming, and potential sponsorships.

 

The project would be situated on one end of the historic Old Town Pasadena area (California). Old Pasadena encompasses a district from Holly Street on the North to Green Street on the South. Colorado Boulevard is the primary pedestrian and automobile route that traverses the district, although the many side streets, alleyways and sidewalks provide the distinct character of Old Town Pasadena along with the many restored historic buildings in the district.

 

Client: In collaboration with Marc A. Futterman & Associates, for Stats Pasadena.

 

Huntington Hotel Pasadena

Feasibility study for required capital improvements program related to the Huntington Hotel Pasadena (subsequently rebuilt as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Pasadena, now The Langham). The hotel, owned by a major Japanese investment and development organization, was determined to require major life-safety (earthquake reinforcement) upgrades as well as wide-ranging improvement to guest areas including rooms and restaurants.

 

Work included a market study, financial projections, capital improvements budget review, and an investment performance evaluation to justify required capital items. The objective was to determine the overall feasibility of various disposition, reconstruction, or substantial renovation alternatives in connection with a pre-litigation evaluation of Owner’s options.

 

Hotel later rebuilt as the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel.