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Master Planning Strategy for Entertainment and Retail: Quay Valley

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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 …

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UPDATE: Mavibahçe, Newest Izmir Retail Destination

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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:     …

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Mavibahçe Opening Soon!

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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:

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The Importance of Design

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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.  

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Exclusive: A look at Quay Valley

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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 …

Creating the Experience

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Roy weighs in on the importance of design in retail in this Shopping Center Business article.

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Commentary: Mixed-Use Master Minds

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“Sophisticated—and highly detailed—master plans are an increasingly important piece of the planning process.” Read the full Chain Store Age article by Roy Higgs here.

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Entertainment Retail Takes Center Stage at ‘EEE’ Conference in Los Angeles

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Roy shares his thoughts about shopping centers that get it right when blending entertainment and retail… “These shopping centers must deliver optional purchases that can be made with discretionary funds and discretionary time,” explained Higgs. “Shoppers need to be motivated to go there — to stay, spend, engage, and remain excited and energized. Fundamentally, you have to evoke an emotional …