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Destination Development

Assure your public facilities project exceeds current and future demands.

For over 30 years, our team has helped destinations enhance their appeal by partnering with municipalities to envision, research, finance, develop, market and operate their public assembly facilities.

Our expertise spans across a wide variety of property types, including: large and small convention centers, conference centers, civic centers, arenas, performing arts centers and sports facilities.

Here's some of what we've worked on:

  • 100+ convention/civic/conference facilities representing over 20 million square feet of function space
  • 28 civic centers, arenas, ballparks, and stadiums, including those for MLB, NFL, NBA and MLS facilities
  • 12 performing and cultural arts facilities
  • 70+ economic impact studies

Whether you’re a top convention center destination or a smaller community looking to make an impact, you'll benefit from a wide array of services such as:

  • Project conceptualization
  • Strategic planning
  • Market analysis
  • Primary user research (meeting planner/promoter)
  • Comparable and competitive project performance
  • Performance estimates
  • Programming, site selection, master planning and design review
  • Development budget creation
  • Cash flow modeling
  • Capital plan structuring
  • Governance structure
  • Economic impact assessment
  • Project development oversight
  • Third-party manager solicitations/negotiations
  • Operational assessments
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Convention center/CVB coordination

With our team as your partner, your destination can maximize its potential through targeted research, thoughtful study, creative financing and diligent execution.