Case Studies

  • Case Study: Preliminary Market Assessment for Build-for-Rent Community

    Single-Family Housing Build-to-Rent Real Estate Economics

    RCLCO focused its efforts on Willow Creek Manors, a planned 148-unit higher-density single-family detached rental development in Tomball, Texas.

  • Case Study: Achievable Rent Analysis for Build-for-Rent, Single-Family Home Community

    Single-Family Housing Build-to-Rent Real Estate Economics Development Feasibility

    In this engagement, NexMetro was seeking to develop a new Avilla lifestyle community in Grand Prairie, Texas, situated in the middle of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In evaluating the development potential of this new community, NexMetro retained RC...

  • Case Study: Strategic Development Direction for Anaheim Stadium District

    Real Estate Economics Acquisition Underwriting Fiscal & Economic Impact Sports District Development

    Angels Baseball and Brooks Street, the team’s real estate advisor and development partner, engaged RCLCO to provide consulting services in support of their attempt to purchase Angel Stadium, along with the surface parking lots surrounding the stadium...

  • Case Study: Economic Development for Point of the Mountain State Land Authority

    Real Estate Economics Financial Modeling & Optimization Analysis Partner Selection Public Sector

    RCLCO began its work focused on the Point’s two greatest challenges: how to achieve the state’s economic development goals with development on site, and what role POMSLA ought to play in future real estate development.

  • Case Study: Structuring a Strategic Acquisition on Behalf of an Institutional Investor

    Investment Strategy

    On behalf of an institutional investor client, RCLCO sourced an “off-market” opportunity to recapitalize a best-in-class national apartment developer and operator. The transaction represents a significant strategic step forward for our client, esta...

  • Case Study: Retail Repositioning for NewMark Merrill Companies

    Real Estate Economics Development Feasibility Retail Value-Add & Repositioning

    NewMark Merrill Companies, Inc. (“NewMark”) was considering redevelopment and repositioning opportunities, including a retail center in their portfolio. The company engaged RCLCO to help determine whether the center would be appropriate to redevelo...

  • Case Study: Strategic Market Analysis for Electric Works

    Competitive-Edge Strategies Development Feasibility Fiscal & Economic Impact Public-Private Partnership Value-Add & Repositioning

    RTM engaged RCLCO to provide a quantitative, fact-driven assessment of the market opportunity given the large scale of the site, location just removed from the current activity hub, and adaptive reuse nature of the project.

  • Case Study: University Trust Land Assessment for Arizona Board of Regents

    Real Estate Economics Anchor Institution Support Portfolio Analysis/Optimization

    ABOR engaged RCLCO to update an analysis done in 1996 for ASLD, which had identified 37 parcels that were ready or capable of development with significant revenue production at that time.

  • Case Study: Strategic Market Analysis for Purdue Discovery Park District

    Real Estate Economics Anchor Institution Support Development Feasibility Multifamily Retail

    Old Town Companies retained RCLCO to conduct a quantitative market analysis for the residential uses, which are envisioned in a Traditional Neighborhood Development (“TND”) format.

  • Case Study: Investment Strategy for a U.S. Public Pension Fund

    Investment Strategy

    Our work with a U.S. Public Pension Fund (“Fund”) illustrates our ability to apply an evidence-based, strategic approach that is grounded in an understanding of project-level economics to reorient a public pension fund’s real estate portfolio on ...

  • Case Study: Rental Apartment Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Real Estate Economics Development Feasibility Multifamily

    RCLCO updated the forecasts in our initial study 60 days after the initial report was delivered to take into account all of the latest information and the latest outlook from the COVID-19 Downturn.

  • Case Study: Land Redevelopment and Project Implementation of Connor’s Creek Power Plant

    Real Estate Economics Acquisition Underwriting Financial Modeling & Optimization Analysis Partner Selection

    RCLCO worked with DTE to develop a collective point of view on the level of market support, the achievable character, and the scale of development the site can support, as well as a framework for discussing the risk that might be accepted by the develo...

  • Case Study: Business Planning & Strategy for Double Bottom-Line Investing

    Management Consulting Strategy Planning

    Working closely with senior management and the client’s strategy team, RCLCO provided business planning services and evaluated the viability of funding an economically viable social impact strategy.

  • Case Study: Strategic Planning Services & Asset Management Standardization

    Management Consulting Capital Portfolio

    RCLCO was retained to conduct corporate strategic planning for a private family-owned real estate holding company that had recently undergone significant leadership transition.

  • Case Study: Performance Audit & Real Estate Management Assessment

    Management Consulting Portfolio

    RCLCO was retained to evaluate the performance of the real estate division of a large family office, which worked with RCLCO to identify core competencies and performance gaps for key real estate functions.

  • Case Study: Palmetto Bluff Strategic Development & Segmentation Strategy

    Real Estate Economics Competitive-Edge Strategies Development Feasibility

    RCLCO was retained by Crescent Communities to provide strategic recommendations and a detailed segmentation strategy for the master-planned community of Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina. At the time the community, like the industry overall, w...

  • Case Study: Market Opportunity Analysis for Sacramento City Center

    Real Estate Economics Competitive-Edge Strategies Development Feasibility Retail Sports District Development

    With the Sacramento Kings poised to build a new arena in Downtown Sacramento, the time was ripe for land owners around the planned stadium to explore changes in market conditions driving development from the improvements that the arena would catalyze.

  • Case Study: Re-Use Plan and Real Estate Strategy for Landmark Mall

    Real Estate Economics Partner Selection Retail Value-Add & Repositioning

    Landmark was a mid-1960, 675,000 square foot regional shopping center with Macy’s (originally Hechts), Sears and Lord & Taylor (originally Woodward & Lathrop) anchors. Originally an open air center, it was enclosed in the 1990s to improve its competi...

  • Case Study: Downtown Revitalization and Masterplan for Tropicana Field

    Real Estate Economics Development Feasibility Public-Private Partnership Sports District Development

    RCLCO, as part of a vision planning team led by HKS Architects, was selected by the City of St. Petersburg, Florida to provide master planning services for the Tropicana Field site in Downtown St. Petersburg, currently home to the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • Case Study: Economic Development and Neighborhood Revitalization Analysis for the Lafitte Corridor Greenway

    Real Estate Economics Fiscal & Economic Impact Public Sector Public-Private Partnership

    As one of New Orleans’ signature revitalization projects in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the Lafitte Greenway was set to transform a former shipping canal and railroad right-of-way running through the heart of the city into a vib...

  • Case Study: Financial Analysis and Transaction Strategy for Centennial Campus North Carolina State University

    Real Estate Economics Anchor Institution Support Development Feasibility Financial Modeling & Optimization Analysis

    The Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University is a highly successful model of integrated research and academic facilities. The University administration retained RCLCO to help improve the park’s competitiveness and we recommended exploring...

  • Case Study: Residential & Commercial Development Strategy for the Sienna Plantation MPC

    Real Estate Economics Competitive-Edge Strategies Development Feasibility

    RCLCO was engaged by Toll Brothers to evaluate the remaining 3,700 acres of Siena Plantation, an established master-planned community in Fort Bend County, Texas, a suburb of Houston.

  • Case Study: Competitive Advantages & Outlook for D.C. Submarket

    Real Estate Economics Competitive-Edge Strategies Development Feasibility Multifamily

    LCOR, a national real estate development, investment, operations, and asset-management company, was planning the development of a rental apartment community in the then pioneering new neighborhood called the Union Market District of Washington, D.C

  • Case Study: A History of Providing Analyses & Strategy Recommendations for Lakewood Ranch

    Real Estate Economics Competitive-Edge Strategies Development Feasibility Financial Modeling & Optimization Analysis

    The 8,500 acre Lakewood Ranch, part of the 28,000 acre Shroeder-Manatee Ranch, is one of the top selling master planned communities in the U.S. It is home to nearly 12,000 households and over 15,000 employees working at over 1,385 businesses. It is bei...

  • Case Study: Residential Market Analysis for Hercules Bayfront Mixed-Use Development

    Real Estate Economics Competitive-Edge Strategies Development Feasibility Multifamily

    Traditional mixed-use neighborhoods and integrated transit located along the waterfront in Hercules, California is the foundation of Hercules Bayfront. Hercules is centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area along the I-80 corridor and is within mi...

  • Case Study: Economic Development Market Analysis for Sandy Steps

    Real Estate Economics Competitive-Edge Strategies Development Feasibility Public Sector

    Sandy, Utah is an urbanizing suburb of Salt Lake City located about 15 miles south of downtown along the I-15 freeway. The city of approximately 90,000 is located with the Wasatch region’s desired corridor and grew rapidly as a “bedroom” communit...

  • Case Study: Economic Impact Analysis and Metropolitan Growth Strategy for the Atlanta Beltline

    Real Estate Economics Fiscal & Economic Impact Public Sector

    During the past 20 years, metropolitan Atlanta’s growth has occurred in widely spread and disconnected pockets of development which have strained the region’s quality of life and economic growth

  • Case Study: Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District

    Real Estate Economics Fiscal & Economic Impact Public Sector Retail

    The Capitol Riverfront BID is well-situated in a downtown adjacent, Metro-accessible location, without the constraints of being built out on an FAR and zoning basis. However, in the District of Columbia, investment in locations along the Green Line—i...

  • Case Study: Strategic Planning Services for Kettler, Inc.

    Management Consulting Organization Strategy Planning

    RCLCO was retained to conduct corporate strategic planning at the holding company level, and then proceeded to conduct strategy plans for the two main operating divisions of the company, including the multifamily development company and the residential...

  • Case Study: Strategic Planning Services for Investors Real Estate Trust

    Management Consulting Organization Strategy Planning

    In 2016, IRET made the decision to pivot from a multifaceted real estate company with a mix of rental apartments, senior housing, medical office and other commercial assets, to a single-purpose multifamily REIT focused on the upper Midwestern markets. ...

  • Case Study: Transwestern Corporate Strategy

    Management Consulting Organization Portfolio Strategy Planning

    Founded in 1978, Transwestern Property Company developed 5 million square feet of space in more than 35 institutional-quality office and industrial projects in Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio until the real estate market collapsed in the mid '8...

  • Case Study: Implementation of an Asset Management System That Reduced Errors & Increased Analysis Capabilities

    Asset Management

    Institutional investors are always seeking to achieve their required rate of returns within their set risk appetite by analyzing their portfolio utilizing actionable information.

  • Case Study: Asset Management for a U.S. Public Pension Fund

    Asset Management

    RCLCO reoriented the real estate portfolio on a path toward real growth and income generation.

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