WHAT WE DO
Within the Commercial and Mixed-Use real estate subsector, DCS provides expertise which supports our main infrastructure sectoral focus area and services. Specifically, we focus on the following types of properties and development projects within the Commercial and Mixed-Use subsector:
- Urban Commercial and Mixed-Use Properties Adjacent to Rail Stations and Multi-Modal Hubs: Urban properties adjacent to rail stations and multi-modal transportation facilities can support significant density and intensity of development with significantly reduced parking requirements. Development of new and improvements to existing rail stations and multi-modal transportation hubs often serves as a catalyst for adjacent commercial and mixed-use development opportunities. Therefore, regional transportation planning and development should be conducted in close coordination with real estate and economic development initiatives, land-use and fiscal planning and policies. Many of the most successful transportation systems in the world tend to have closely-integrated commercial and mixed-use developments around rail stations and multi-modal hubs within transportation corridors. Our real estate focus on the commercial and mixed-use segments complements our primary rail and urban transport infrastructure sectoral coverage as it relates to development and improvement of urban rail (including metros, trams, and light rail) infrastructure and rail and multi-modal stations and improvement. DCS assists public and private sector railway owners and operators, municipal and regional governments, transportation and development agencies, real estate developers, investors and asset managers, lenders, commercial tenants and other stakeholders related to commercial and mixed use real estate projects and transactions in and around rail stations and multi-modal transportation hubs.
- Airport and Aerotropolis Commercial and Mixed-Use Properties: Airports and lands surrounding airports are increasingly being used for diverse commercial uses, including retail, food & beverage, office, lodging, leisure and recreational uses. Many airport operators strive to diversify revenues by creating in-terminal "shopping centers" accessible to traveling passengers (and in some cases even open to non-traveling public). In recent decades, there has been a trend toward creating commercial and mixed-use developments in the form of an "aerotropolis" on lands near and adjacent to an airport. An "aerotropolis" strives to encourage a concentration of land uses catering toward businesses, lodging and residential uses that benefit from close proximity to airport access. This includes office buildings, retail properties, residential and lodging facilities for companies (their personnel and guests) that depend significantly on air travel of personnel for meetings and air cargo. Our real estate focus on the commercial and mixed-use segments complements our airports infrastructure sectoral coverage as it relates to development and improvement of airport and "aerotropolis" developments around airports. DCS assists public and private sector airport authorities and operators, municipal and regional governments and transportation and development agencies, real estate developers, investors and asset managers, lenders, commercial tenants and other stakeholders related to commercial and mixed use real estate projects and transactions in and around airports.
- Commercial and Mixed-Use Properties Co-Developed with Public Buildings: Our social infrastructure sectoral focus involves assisting our public and private sector clients in the development, rehabilitation and expansion of schools, healthcare facilities, universities, public safety facilities, government administration buildings, museums, recreational facilities, stadiums, arenas, convention/exposition centers and defense facilities. Within many of these facilities, there may be significant opportunities for co-location of commercial, residential and retail uses within, on or adjacent to the "public use" elements of the projects. Particularly for these facilities located within urban areas, both public and private uses may benefit from co-location, where shared access to multi-modal transportation, parking facilities and utilities (including electricity, heating and cooling, water, wastewater and solid waste), green space and energy efficiency initiatives can benefit both public and private uses. Our real estate focus on the commercial and mixed-use segments complements our social infrastructure sectoral coverage as it relates to development and improvement of commercial and mixed-use developments within and around social infrastructure facilities. DCS assists school districts, public and private kindergartens, schools, colleges and universities, public and private hospitals, clinics and healthcare companies and organizations, public authorities, municipal and regional governments and development agencies, real estate developers, investors and asset managers, lenders, commercial tenants and other stakeholders related to commercial and mixed use real estate projects within and around social infrastructure assets.
- Commercial Properties within Motorway Corridors: Motorway corridors provide many opportunities for retail and lodging related uses within or adjacent to the motorway corridor. Motorway corridor rights-of-way often include many parcels suitable for the development of retail and lodging properties that are complementary to roadway uses, such as petrol stations, service plazas, restaurants, cafes, convenience stores and hotels. In some cases, multiple tenant service plazas can also be developed using "air rights" over the roadway on a stand-alone basis or in co-located with rest area / service plazas. In other cases, retail and lodging uses can and often are developed on a stand-alone basis on private property. In general, the closer to the motorway and the more efficient and direct the access to the motorway (near ingress and egress points and interchanges), the more valuable the property will be. To this extent, motorway owner/operators are well advised to maximize and optimize development and leasing activities within the their motorway corridors (including the "air rights" above the motorway, in some cases). Our real estate focus on the commercial and mixed-use segments complements our roadways sectoral coverage as it relates to development and improvement of commercial developments within and nearby to motorway corridors. DCS assists public and private motorway developers, owners and managers, transportation authorities, municipal and regional governments and development agencies, real estate developers, investors and asset managers, lenders, commercial tenants and other stakeholders related to commercial real estate projects within and around motorway corridors.
DCS assists both public and private property owners and asset managers, public authorities, government agencies, real estate developers, and investors, in the planning, development, financing, construction, management, operations and maintenance of commercial and mixed-use properties and project developments which are integrated into social infrastructure facilities. Commercial and mixed-use properties, which are usually developed, owned and operated by the private sector are also ideally suited to be delivered as Public-Private Partnerships (PPP/P3s).
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DCS focuses on providing the above services in the commercial and mixed-use real estate sector to the following categories of clients:
REAL ESTATE SECTOR
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