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HCW’s Branson Landing Wins 2008 International Design and Development Award

HCW’s Branson Landing Wins 2008 International Design and Development Award

Development Management Associates congratulates HCW Development Company, LLC on the selection of Branson Landing for a design award, announced by the International Council of Shopping Centers at its 32nd annual awards ceremony December 3rd. ICSC's awards honor outstanding achievement in the design and development of retail projects and retail store design. From among 63 entries, representing 25 countries, just six projects including Branson Landing earned a design award in the category of Innovative Design and Construction of a New Project. 

Branson Landing is a remarkable mixed-use, master planned development that has redefined and reestablished the viability of downtown Branson, Missouri with a unique combination of amenities, including distinctive waterfront shopping, dining, residential, and civic space and a spectacular $7.5 million water feature. Congratulations to HCW as well as design and production architects tvsdesign and Crawford; graphic designer McBride Company, lighting designer Illuminating Concepts; landscape architects Butler Rosenbury & Partners and Yung Design Group, Inc.; and general contractor Killian/Turner. 

Riverwalk casino is first to open in city in 14 years

The Vicksburg Post, October 29, 2008

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Riverwalk Casino and Hotel in Vicksburg, Mississippi on October 28th to be among the first to enter the city's newest casino, according to this report. The Mississippi Gaming Commission's Executive Director calls the project "first rate" and expects it to both sustain and spur growth in the market. Development Management Associates provided development consulting services to Riverwalk's parent company and congratulates Magnolia Hill LLC on the project's timely and successful launch. The company plans a grand opening celebration December 11 - 13.

Art on the Riverwalk

The Vicksburg Post, October 21, 2008

With the Riverwalk Casino and Hotel near opening, a front-page photograph in Vicksburg, Mississippi's daily paper captures one of the development's unique features--a commitment to exhibit works by local and regional artists in interior and exterior spaces. Development Management Associates, LLC is pleased to have contributed to the public appeal of this project by providing development consulting services to Magnolia Hill LLC, parent company of Riverwalk Casino and Hotel. 

Chicago Out-Greens New York, L.A., Growing Lawns in the Clouds

Bloomberg.com, October 8, 2008

A Bloomberg news report about Chicago's status as the North American city with the most green roof space begins with a description of the award-winning green roof at 900 North Michigan Avenue, part of The Residences at 900 condominium development. The article notes that green roofs, beyond providing aesthetic benefits to residents, can speed approvals for development projects and generate energy savings. Grace Rappe, of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, and Jamie Bulla, with Development Management Associates, are quoted.

Read the Entire Article: Chicago Out-Greens New York, L.A., Growing Lawns in the Clouds

Expanded casino market to grow more next month

The Vicksburg Post, September 21, 2008

Mississippi gaming commissioners, casino operators, and industry experts are betting that the gambling market in Vicksburg will grow with the October opening of the Riverwalk Casino and Hotel, according to this report in The Vicksburg Post. The article cites the project's unique amenities, including plans to feature work by local and regional artists, a large meeting and reception space, an outdoor river walk, and a sculpture garden with native plants. Development Management Associates, LLC is providing development consulting services to Magnolia Hill LLC, parent company of Riverwalk Casino and Hotel, and has helped to expedite the project. 

Building Your Team’s Bench Strength: Tenant Coordination Staff Selection and Development

Management-Marketing-Leasing Today, September 2008

The International Council of Shopping Center's newsletter for certified professionals features an article by DMA Principal Martha Spatz. Spatz draws on more than 25 years of tenant coordination experience to outline the skills and qualifications for a team that can guide every project to a timely and successful grand opening. She addresses the selection process, typical team member responsibilities, and the need for initial and ongoing training and development. 

Read Article [PDF]: Building Your Team's Bench Strength: Tenant Coordination Staff Selection and Development

Green Living — Prairie Light

Garden Design, Sept/Oct, 2008

Garden Design magazine's three-page feature on The Residences at 900 - Green Roof describes and depicts the many standout features of this unique rooftop prairie. Douglas Hoerr, of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, LLC, is credited with a design that combines modernism and agricultural history--a feat that both lifts and grounds the spirit. A quote from Jamie Bulla of Development Management Associates, LLC, notes the daily enjoyment condominium residents take in the amenity. DMA worked on behalf of JMB Realty to realize The Residences at 900 project, including the notable green roof. 

Read Article [PDF]: Green Living: Prairie Light

Riverwalk wins license, expects October opening

The Vicksburg Post, July 18, 2008

Vicksburg, Mississippi's daily newspaper reports that the Riverwalk Casino and Hotel is on track to open ahead of schedule and notes that parent company Magnolia Hill, LLC is the first company to receive a gaming license for a Vicksburg casino since the early 1990s. Helping to facilitate rapid progress on the Riverwalk project, Development Management Associates LLC is providing development consulting services to Magnolia Hill. The Mississippi Gaming Commission approved the gaming license for Riverwalk July 17. 

More About This Project: Riverwalk Casino

Hotel is Where Your Heart Is

Crain's Chicago Business, May 26, 2008

An article about busy CEOs, seeking homes with services like those available at hotels, describes The Residences at 900 and quotes JMB Realty's Pat Meara. The article notes that buyers of these luxury condos can take advantage of amenities like the health club, spa, and concierge available through the Four Seasons Hotel next door. Development Management Associates, LLC worked as the development manager for JMB on this unique project, positioned in an iconic Chicago landmark. Principals of DMA led the original development of 900 North Michigan and are pleased to continue to deliver high-quality products within the building. 

The Residences at 900 — Green Roof Garners Design Award

Greenroofs.org, May 2, 2008

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, a not-for-profit industry association, recognized only seven green roof and green wall projects nationwide in 2008 for exemplary design. Sophisticated design and craftsmanship, along with environmental benefits, distinguished the green roof created by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, LLC for The Residences at 900. Development Management Associates, LLC congratulates Hoerr Schaudt on its well-deserved 2008 Award for Excellence. DMA is proud to have been responsible for coordinating design and construction of this notable green roof on behalf of JMB Realty, as part of the successful transformation of high-rise office space to luxury condominiums at 900 North Michigan Avenue.