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Economic Research Associates STUDY

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Preliminary Market Potentials: Margate City Center

City of Margate Aerial ViewThe primary objective of the market study was to help guide the many critical public decisions necessary to move the project forward, including appropriate roles that the City of Margate and/or other public entities may play in enhancing the overall marketability of a city center project. ERA understood that the Citywas seeking to issue a developer Request for Proposals (RFP) in 2008; this market overview played a critical role in guiding that decision.

As such, ERA focused its analysis on a series of tasks designed to measure preliminary market support for a range of uses as part of a mixed-use city center, including a demographic and economic profile that examines those factors driving fundamental demand for specific uses, such as population and employment growth and household retail spending. In addition, ERA also evaluated recent and current market conditions across specific types of real estate—including rental and for-sale housing, professional and business office space, general and destination retail and restaurants, and visitor-serving (hotel/lodging) and entertainment (cinema) uses to understand the impacts that South Florida’s current weakened real estate market may have on near-term redevelopment opportunities. This information was subsequently utilized in a series of economic models that evaluate the project’s overall market potentials.

CB Richard Ellis Commercial Market Study
TRIAD Research & Consulting Residential Market Study

In April, 2011, in partnership with DeBartolo Development, two market studies were conducted concurrently to evaluate the feasibility of residential and commercial development in the Margate City Center area based on current market conditions.  CB Richard Ellis performed a market study which focused on the commercial market and the more popular property types:  retail, office, and apartments; TRIAD Research & Consulting studied the residential market. 

View CB Richard Ellis market study

View TRIAD Research & Consulting residential market study