(Photo of opening remarks from RICS President Martin J Brühl) RICS Summit of the Americas: DC2016 marked the launch of the first World Built Environment Forum (WBEF). Visit the RICS website to learn more about WBEF and view the full program for the event.
ICSC West Texas Idea Exchange
On April 13, Roy Higgs will be presenting at the 2016 ICSC West Texas Idea Exchange in El Paso, Texas, USA. As the lunchtime keynote speaker, he will be offering “A Perspective on Entertainment Trends in Retail Development.” The event will be held at the Camino Real Hotel in downtown El Paso. Visit the ICSC website to register for this event or see more details.
New River Leisure Presented to Basingstoke Council
On January 20th, 2016, the 65 acre (260 hectares) leisure and retail park redevelopment was proposed to the Basingstoke Community Environment and Partnerships council.
Master Planning Strategy for Entertainment and Retail: Quay Valley
The 2016 Entertainment Experience Evolution conference took place at LA Live on February 24th & 25th and featured a long list of executive level speaker sessions. In one such session, Quay Hays (Principal & CEO, GROW Holdings, LLC) & Roy Higgs presented their strategy for success with the latest Quay Valley master plan. You may have heard buzz about the inclusion of …
UPDATE: Mavibahçe, Newest Izmir Retail Destination
After roughly four months in operation, Mavibahçe is receiving high marks from a torrent of visitors eager to shop, eat, and play in this massive open-air shopping center. A quick search on Twitter shows healthy traffic for #mavibahçe and plenty of visitors sharing Instagram pics of the beautiful courtyard landscaping & water features. One can also follow the Mavibahçe story on it’s various social channels: …
Mavibahçe Opening Soon!
Izmir shopping center Mavibahçe is well on its way towards a November 2015 grand opening. The 4000 year old city is roughly two weeks away from receiving 60,000 sm of retail, restaurants and entertainment. View more of Mavibahçe here:
Roy Higgs International expands to new Annapolis office
Featured on Bloomberg Business: Roy Higgs International, LLC, a provider of architectural design services, is moving into a new studio in the commercial office complex on the Yacht Haven of Annapolis, Maryland, to accommodate its recent growth.
Now Trending: Designs of the Times
In his latest release on chainstoreage.com, Roy details the recent resurgence of creative and engaging design concepts in retail development.
The Importance of Design
Roy Higgs was recently interviewed alongside Nick Egelanian, president of Siteworks International, in the July 2015 issue of Shopping Center Business discussing the surging importance of design to specialty retailers and developers.
Exclusive: A look at Quay Valley
Conceived as a “model town for the 21st Century,” Quay Valley is designed to be a 100% solar powered, self-sustaining residential community. The Quay Valley site, located about midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, encompasses 7,500 acres of private land along the Interstate 5 Freeway. Integrating the best qualities of new urbanism in a unique rural context, the project …