aec Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited | Preliminary master plan for creative campus to be located at Trade Fair Ghana, in Accra. Work included strategic planning considerations for this facility with respect to regional competition for such facilities.
A+O Properties, Inc. (Los Angeles) | Owner representative, tenant leasing rep, and property manager for community shopping center in Redlands, California. Work included owner representation to other investor groups and anchor tenants involved with center ownership.
StoneCreek’s work included the preparation of redevelopment plans for this major Inland Empire region property, a plan that envisioned a mixed-use district dubbed, “Redlands Marketplace.” Shown below, the facility’s owner’s at the time reviewing redevelopment plans. A unique feature of the great value for the property is the more than 1-mile of north-facing interstate highway frontage bordering the northern boundary of the Tri-City shopping center property. Interstate 10 is one of the primary routes to and from Southern California mountain and desert recreation areas, ski areas, Palm Springs, and the like.
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.
Executive-in-charge of acquisitions program for family office – Newfield Enterprises International. Much of the effort involved acting as a due diligence consultant in managing the deal pipeline and evaluating prospective acquisitions and strategic partners.
Initial feasibility study and conceptual design for proposed mixed-use development on Victoria Island (Lagos), Nigeria.
BCE Development | 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.
Santa Margarita Co. | 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.