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Chicago Deep Dish: Placemaking Developing, Designing, and Building Value Through Creative Placemaking
"If you build it, they will come."

While it is an all time movie quote, it doesn't hold up quite as well in the CRE world. Many restaurants, bars, and concert venues have failed over the years because "they" did not come.

When the term ‘placemaking’ was first coined, it meant just that — making a place. Developing a scheme, building an office, paving a new public plaza. Today the word has evolved and it is much less about the actual fabric of a piece of real estate.

Creating a sense of place requires well curated retail, public plazas, bike paths and pedestrian walkways, transit systems and more. Combining all of this in a compelling way will attract people. And keep them coming back.

Hear how Phoenix Development and Leopardo approach creating a sense of place August 13th.

During this webinar we will discuss:

--What are the first steps when beginning the placemaking process?

--In this day and age how important is social media when trying to make a new 'hot spot'?

--Driving foot traffic is essential to successful placemaking.

--What are the most successful ways to drive foot traffic throughout the day?

--When placemaking, how can surrounding attractions help to better a new placemaking development?

--When building a live work play environment, what is the thought process behind picking the location?

Aug 13, 2020 10:30 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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John Mangel
CEO @Phoenix Development
John, founder of Phoenix Development Partners brings, substantial business development and planning experience having served as vice president of business development and acquisitions for HSA Commercial Real Estate and director of business development and strategy planning for the Walt Disney Company. While at Disney, he contributed to the development of 2,100 guest rooms; 140,000 square feet of retail and dining venues, directed the business plan for a $1 billion domestic theme park resort and participated on the development team for Disney Hong Kong. He began his career at Fifield Companies and LaSalle Partners (Jones Lang LaSalle).