By: Ronald A. Altoon
With more than 30 years' experience, including the repositioning of over 50 retail assets, renowned architect Ronald Altoon understands the extraordinary investment potential distressed retail assets offer, particularly in the current economic climate. Retail Rescue: Visions + Strategies for Repositioning Distressed Retail Properties is both a canny investment guide and a pictorial showcase of the transformative powers of architecture. From the light make-over of the Windward Mall in Oahu, Hawaii, to the more extensive positioning of the Aurora Town Center in Denver, Colorado, to the radical transformations of CentralWorld, Bangkok, and the Fashion Show on the Las Vegas Strip, Retail Rescue is a testament to the power of design to engage hearts and minds.
In a series of 21 comprehensive case studies, in addition to numerous other examples of his work, Altoon describes the processes, pitfalls and potential of the varying levels of distressed retail asset repositioning, accompanied by site plans and detailed before and after images. More than just the potential for stunning physical transformations, distressed retail assets offer wise investors potentially lucrative investment opportunities, and the chance to reinvigorate not only waning retail environments but entire communities.