Mixing It Up: Considerations For A Retail-Residential Development

Mixed-use developments, by definition, include competing and often mutually exclusive interests. A developer wants to attract customers to the corner bistro, but those in the rental properties may not be thrilled with commotion later in the evening. Parking and traffic flow must accommodate differing demands from visitors, employees, and residents. In short, complexity is inherent in designing, developing, and operating mixed-use properties. As these developments grow in popularity – both in cities and suburbs – what are the key considerations for commercial real estate professionals? While every situation is unique, the following hypothetical case study highlights the do’s, don’ts, and a few maybes associated with mixed-use. Click to read more at www.ccim.com.